There are a lot of crafty people everywhere but I have a friend that takes cracked pickleballs to a whole new level. Here are a few photos, maybe you too can create your own pickleball craft with unique designs and trophies.
This awesome artist and avid pickleball player is Lydia R, of Oceanside, CA. She says “I had so much fun knowing that I could do something like this to make friends “crack” up. These crafts started out to be just a one-time thing but before I knew it my inventory of cracked pickleballs grew. Since I am involved in a monthly ladies round robin, I got the idea of making trophies with these same cracked balls. Every month I have been making trophies and pickleball artwork for my friends to enjoy. We just crack each other up!”
6 comments on “Get crafty with cracked pickleballs”
Love to see your pickleball ideas
Thanks so much Diane 🙂
I see players step on broken/cracked balls all the time. A friend of mine actually fixes these using melted rubber bands and an epoxy glue of some sort. They are absolutely playable and you can’t detect they were once broken. He is too busy with his regular job to make this a business.
His whole premise is based on the fact that PB balls have an erratic bounce any way, so his bounce a bit truer. What’s the difference especially if you use them for practice sessions only.
I also riveted the pickleball to the mason jar caps. Glue doesn’t work so well to attach to the mason jar lids.
My name is Chelsea and Im 23 years old and play in western ny. I was searching online for ideas on pickleball trophies and came across your blog and saw the trophies that are made from mason jars. I had a question on those since I’m trying to come up with new trophy idea for our 3rd pickleball tournament in march right before st Patrick’s day. I like the mason jar idea. I wanted to ask how was it you attached the jars to the wooden bases? I love the idea but wasn’t sure how to best do it
I used E6000 tube of glue you can purchase at Walmart or any craft store. Good luck.