How To Tuesday – Vintage Tennis Racquet Cork board

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I got this vintage tennis racquet in a box of other thrifted goodies that I was buying and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. It is super cute, and I could of just hung it on the wall..but I decided to turn it into a simple cork board, here’s how.

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You’ll need:
-tennis racquet
-paper & pencil
-cork
-scissors
-black marker
-Glaziar Push Points or glue gun

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First lay a sheet of paper under your tennis racquet and use the pencil to draw a dotted cutting line by going in between the string.

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Cut out your paper template and make sure it fits pretty snugly into the frame of your tennis racquet. Then trace the template onto your cork using a black marker. Cut the cork out with scissors.

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Fit cork into the back of your racquet and push a few of the glazier push points around the inside edge to hold the cork snugly against the string of the racquet. This way when you turn it over to hang it, it will still be easy to use the cork with push pins, but the strings of the racquet still show. If you don’t have push points on hand you can also use a thick ring around the outer edge of glue from a glue gun, however this would be much harder to remove if you ever decided to use the racquet for a different project.

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Want even more ideas for old tennis racquets? How about…
-Turn a vintage tennis racquet into a mirror
-or turn a vintage tennis racquet into a jewelry display
-Add a thread heart to a badminton racquet

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3 Responses to How To Tuesday – Vintage Tennis Racquet Cork board

  1. That’s a neat idea! I recently saw something similar using tennis racquets as mirrors.

  2. rae says:

    that is such a great idea! i need to find a racquet!

  3. robbie says:

    omigossh. i love this!