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Friday, April 13, 2012

Creative Ideas for Reusing Old Sports Gear

By Melissa

One thing that all parents can count on as a certainty of life is that our children will outgrow everything they own. This includes outgrowing their old sports gear. Sure, you can donate an old set of football pads or an outgrown tennis racket to your local Goodwill but there are also some fun ways that you can reuse these items around your house.

tennis racket jewelry organizerFootball Helmet Planter

Add some greenery to your sports memorabilia room by converting your child’s old football helmet into a planter. Simply line the helmet with a plant-friendly piece of material, like burlap, then fill it with potting soil. The helmet is now ready for your favorite plant, flowers or even herbs.

Tennis Racket Jewelry Organizer

There is no need to go out and buy a mesh jewelry organizer if you have an old tennis racket lying around. Paint the tennis racket to match your daughter’s room and then mount it on the wall and she will have a custom DIY jewelry organizer made with momma’s love.

Baseball Bat Furniture

Turn your little slugger’s old baseball bats into a nightstand, bench or other usable piece of furniture. The leg of a plant stand can be replaced with a baseball bat and used as a nightstand in your child’s baseball-themed bedroom. Turn a boring garden bench into a baseball fan’s delight by replacing the back slats of the bench with baseball bats. Baseball bats can be used in a variety of ways so let your imagination flow and get creative.

What is the most creative way you’ve reused your child’s outgrown sports gear?

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On Thursday, May 03, 2012, Melissa wrote

Let me know what you come up with SAR from AZ.

On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, sar from az wrote

great idea. I have way to many pieces of gear laying around the garage. I will take you ideas and try and create some of my own. Thank You

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