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The winter Olympics may be over, but you can still add a little sporty spice to your home. If you have old baseball, golf, billiard or croquet equipment collecting dust in your home, these sports crafts are perfect for you. Take a look at these ideas and hit a DIY home run!

5 Sports Crafts for Your Inner Athlete

If you’re like me and played croquet a sum total of one time after watching Heathers, turn your old set into some way-cool wall art like this vignette from HGTV’s Cousins Undercover. Move over, starburst mirror! These mallets really make a statement.


5 Sports Crafts for Your Inner Athlete

When I played softball, my dad always told me to “keep my eye on the ball.” With this baseball rod finial by Brian Patrick Flynn, you won’t be able to take your eye OFF the ball!

5 Sports Crafts for Your Inner Athlete
Rather hit the links than some balls in a batting cage? These golf club drapery rods, also by Brian Patrick Flynn, may be more your speed.

5 Sports Crafts for Your Inner Athlete

Speaking of golf, colorful tees and golf balls make for an adorable wedding favor (particularly if it’s held at a country club). Head to DIYNetwork to see the how-to instructions.

5 Sports Crafts for Your Inner Athlete

Billiard balls are striking wine stoppers. Take a cue stick from Michele Beschen and try the craft with her tutorial here.

Which sports craft knocked it out of the park? And do you have any more good uses for old sporting equipment? Tell us in the comments below!

5 Responses

  1. Misa says:

    I'll definitely try some o these!

  2. Kayla@HGTV says:

    The finials would be so cute in a child's bedroom. Love these :)

  3. Liz_HGTV says:

    I like the wine bottle corks! When I play pool, there is a 50 percent chance the ball will stay on the table, and a 50 percent chance it will strike someone in the head.

    So, yeah…better as a wine cork in my home.

    • Briana@HGTV says:

      HA! I'm the same way, Liz. I wish I could say I play poorly so I can shark people later, but no, that's just how I play. ;)

  4. HiggieDavid says:

    Love the baseball rod. Cool idea for my son. Thanks.

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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