If you have a beautiful collection of baseballs lying around your house – whether it’s from your glory days or your dog’s favourite pile of toys – you can reuse them once more into this one nifty item. With a little bit of creativity, you can turn those old baseballs into a brand-new piece of home decor that is sure to be a conversation starter.
Before you begin this fun craft project, it’s a good idea to clean the baseballs first. This will ensure better results. You’re going to make a sports-themed shelf using balls as pillars. It’s a simple project that’s sure to impress your friends and family.
Teenagers will admit that their bedroom is the perfect opportunity to show off their personal style. It’s more than just a place for them to rest; it’s where they spend time playing with friends, catching up on homework assignments, and enjoying their favourite games.
It’s important to remember that teenagers are going through a lot of changes and are trying to figure out who they are. Giving them a space that is specifically designed for them can help them feel more comfortable in their own skin. It can also help them express themselves in a creative way.
That’s why teenagers have the tendency to be very specific about what they want inside their rooms. I have one friend who has two teenagers – a girl and a boy. The girl wanted a floral-themed bedroom; the boy wanted to showcase his love for baseball. And so in the spirit of helping, I showed her this project.
This do-it-yourself baseball shelf is perfect for what her son wanted. She could either hang it on the wall or just prop it on the floor. Plus, it’s so easy to do she even asked her son to help out with the project. I must say he enjoyed it, too.
If you have old baseballs lying around, give them a new lease on life and turn them into a baseball shelf. It’s unique and one-of-a-kind – it would make for one interesting conversational piece.
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- 3 pcs boards (according to your desired length)
- 2 pcs 3/8″x36″ all thread
- 4 pcs 3/8″ nuts
- 4 pcs 3/8″ flat washers
- 20 pcs used baseballs
- brackets to hang (optional)
- saw drill
- grinder/hack saw
Steps to make a DIY shelf from baseballs:
First things first, well, as mentioned we need to clean our baseball first before proceeding to the next step. You can do this by using soap and water and a towel to dry them. After cleaning them, you need to drill holes through them. Make sure that the holes are in the centre of the balls.
You will need to drill holes in the boards that you will be using as shelves. This is so that you can insert the threaded rods or other supports that will keep the shelves in place. Make sure that you drill the holes in the same place on each board so that the shelves will be level.
To assemble the shelf, start by sliding four balls into each threaded rod, and then sliding the rod onto the board. Secure the rod in place with a washer and nut. Repeat the process until the desired height or level of shelves is reached. Make sure to tighten the nuts securely.
Now that you have your new shelves, you can now attach them to the wall.
Thanks to Petergottm for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…