Thunder UP!!!!!

May 26, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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I’m going to take full credit for the incredible post-season play of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team and tell you it’s all due to this door I did for a client. Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma are crazy for our NBA Thunder and tonight we have a chance to win the Western Conference if we beat the Golden State Warriors at home in Oakland, CA. Back in February one of my clients called and asked me if I could come up with a Thunder door decoration to leave up through the rest of the winter and however long the Thunder made it during the playoffs, so that’s what I’m sharing with you today. I started off with blue and orange striped mesh ribbon for my decorative base, then I added basketballs of various sizes, small Thunder pennants, jersey ornaments, and topped it off with white mesh tubing. The door decoration is fun especially with the Thunder doing so well this season and now with the possibility of our next win sending us to the NBA finals. I hope you enjoy this decoration as much as I did doing it. THUNDER UP and Enjoy!!!

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I was lucky and found dense foam basketballs with flat backs, this enabled me to insert a stiff floral wire through both sides of the foam basketballs and wire the ball into the decoration. This big pop of orange was perfect to grab your attention, especially since the Thunder colors are blue and orange. 

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I also found hard plastic basketball ornaments that I hung across the top of the garland as well as Thunder jersey ornaments that are covered in glitter. 

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I also found these small OKC Thunder felted pennants, they were the perfect addition of another decorative item.

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I topped everything off with this white mesh tubing, it’s great because you can bend it several different ways, gather it up into bunches and it just adds another layer of color. 

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There you have it, something bright and fun to show support for your local team. This can be done in any school or team colors to show your support during Football, Basketball or whatever season you’re into.


Words are my own
All photos were taken
on my iPhone 6.

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