5 Upcycling Ideas to bring a touch of Wimbledon into Your Home

With a growing trend in repurposing old items to help find another use for them, there are plenty of interesting and quirky ways in which you can you be inspired by the world of tennis and bring a slice of Wimbledon into your home.

1. Repurpose vintage tennis racquets

With a move to newer and more functional tennis racquets, the older and more traditional wooden models may be left lying around the home. With just a few amendments, such as removing the strings or repurposing the wooden frames they can be transformed into several function and quirky items.

Vintage Tennis Racquets. Image Available from Etsy

Vintage Tennis Racquets. Image Available from Etsy

This Vintage Racquet has been cleverly up cycled to form a beautiful mirror

This Vintage Racquet has been cleverly up cycled to form a beautiful mirror. Available from Etsy

These Photos have been cleverly crafted using frames from old tennis racquets. Image available here

These Photographs have been cleverly crafted using frames from old tennis racquets. Image available here

An old wooden racquet can be repurposed into a beautiful working clock. Image available here

An old wooden racquet can be repurposed into a beautiful working clock. Image available here

2. Up cycle Tennis Balls

Aside from helping your dog have a enjoyable time chasing them around the garden, old tennis balls are a great way to introduce several complimentary and helpful everyday accessories into the home.

The 2013 Championship Tennis Balls. Image captured by Alastair Grant.

The 2013 Championship Tennis Balls. Image captured by Alastair Grant.

Old Tennis Balls can be simply made into beautiful candle holders. Image via Buzzfeed

Old Tennis Balls can be simply made into beautiful candle holders. Image via Buzzfeed

This Old Tennis Ball has been creatively repurposed into a useful key holder. Image available on Trusper

This Old Tennis Ball has been creatively repurposed into a useful key holder. Image available on Trusper

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Old Tennis Balls can be cut in half to make useful everyday jar openers. Image via Real Simple

3. Retro Signs

Retro signs and posters are a great way to help bring a touch of the history and the action in your home.

Murray Road in Wimbledon

Murray Road in Wimbledon

This Wimbledon sign could come in handy during the fortnight. Available from Not on the High Street

This Wimbledon sign could come in handy during the fortnight. Available from Not on the High Street

Wimbledon Road Sign. Available from Etsy.

Wimbledon Road Sign. Available from Etsy.

This Wimbledon Tennis Poster avaiable from The London Transport Museum, is a great way to bring a slice of the history of the tournament into your home.

This Wimbledon Tennis Poster available from The London Transport Museum, is a great way to bring a slice of the history of the tournament into your home.

 4. Flowers

With a central English Country Garden theme, and as one of the largest floral displays in the world, there are plenty of ways to gain inspiration from the Championships.

A Flower Bed incorporating The Wimbledon Logo at the Championships. Image taken by Tom Lovelock. Available on Wimbledon Experience

A Flower Bed incorporating The Wimbledon Logo at the Championships. Image taken by Tom Lovelock. Available on Wimbledon Experience

These carefully arranged flowers have been beautifully crafted into tennis ball shaped flowers

These carefully arranged flowers have been beautifully crafted into tennis ball shaped flowers

These Flowers have carefully been arranged into a Tennis Ball Shaped Arrangement, complete with the grass. Image available via Ovando

These flowers have carefully been expertly grown into a tennis ball shaped arrangement, complete with the grass. Image available via Ovando

These flowers uniquely incorporate several aspects of  tennis.  Image available from Flowers by Walter

These flowers uniquely incorporate several aspects of tennis. Image available from Flowers by Walter

5. Food

One of the most traditional aspects of Wimbledon, there are plenty of ways to be creative with food and drink around the theme of tennis.

Tennis Ball Shaped Macaroons. Image captured by  Epicerie Boulud . Available from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Tennis Ball Shaped Macaroons. Image captured by Epicerie Boulud . Available from Martha Stewart Weddings.

This Trifle incorporates one the British Theme of Wimbledon with one its most iconic traditions, strawberries. Image available from Taste

This Trifle incorporates the British Theme of Wimbledon with one its most iconic traditions, strawberries. Image available from Taste

This cake has been carefully crafted to represent a tennis court. Image available via Cakes Decor

This cake has been carefully crafted to represent a tennis court. Image available via Cakes Decor



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