Whether you want to craft a homemade sports wreath for yourself, as a gift or to offer at a craft bazaar, creative use of unique supplies can produce a fun keepsake for sports fans. Materials range from basic items like decorative ribbon to personalized elements, like a snippet of a championship basketball net or a small framed collage of newspaper clippings.
Celebrate Your Sport: Themed Wreath
For a simple sports wreath, choose your specific sports theme, whether it is baseball, volleyball, soccer, cheer, basketball, softball, tennis, football or track. Consider wrapping your wreath in sports ribbon as a background for additional items. If the recipient is a fan of a specific team, use team color ribbons, such as Dallas Cowboy blue and silver.
Further decorate the wreath with novelty sports equipment like miniature golf clubs or mini cheer megaphones.
If you wish to add a message to the wreath, custom print "welcome" on sports jersey material for added charm, or hang a coaching clipboard from the bottom with a message in dry erase marker.
Celebrate Your Athlete: Personalized Wreath
To create a personalized wreath for an athlete, whether a child or student athlete, consider embellishing the wreath with keepsake items, like an award ribbon, wooden craft numbers of his player number, ribbons of the school colors, a sports framed athlete portrait, or even an action figure of the athlete's favorite role model. Consider having teammates sign their names with their numbers on a blank ribbon to wrap around the wreath.
You can also preserve mementos by cutting the name from the back of a jersey and displaying it on the wreath, affixing a retired pair of swim goggles, or attaching a golfing glove or a cheer hair ribbon.
Celebrate Your Winning Program: Gift Wreath
To honor a coach or athletic director after a championship season, craft a celebratory wreath that will display souvenirs of the victory. Use a small framed copy of the team roster, wrap the cord of a favorite whistle around the wreath, attach a framed photo of the team in a bus or holding a trophy aloft, or feature a piece of school athletic jersey signed by all the players. The wreath itself can be spray painted one of the school colors for a pep background.
Celebrate Your Holiday: Christmas Sports Wreath
If you wish to surprise your favorite sports fan with a fun Christmas gift, make a holiday sports wreath with just a few items; enlist the help of children to make a unique craft.
Wrap the wreath in a garland of alternating sports ball beads and holiday red, green and gold beads. Embellish the wreath with a cozy bow of sports-themed or team-themed winter fleece or flannel. Use plush team snowmen or Santas to stand in the inner circle of the wreath, and decorate the holiday wreath with sports or favorite team ornaments.
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