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Are there any football fans out there? Or, even if you aren’t a fan, but there are fans in your home are you a little bit creative? If so, I have a fun craft project for you today. As I type this, my husband’s team was just knocked out of the playoffs, but my team is still in. Hopefully that will still be the case next week. Just in case it is, I decided to make this fun Football Banner. It isn’t a hard thing to make and it’s a fun way to help you in your celebration!
My banner is 6 footballs wide, because I didn’t want to make it so big that my choices of places to hang it were ruled out. Plus, I have an 8 foot table, so I wanted to be able to hang it on the side of the table sometimes. To make this banner, you will need:
1 yard of brown fabric
1 package of double fold bias tape in white (Wrights 117-206-030 Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape, White, 3-Yard)
1 bottle of white 3 D Fabric Paint (I used Scribbles Dimensional Fabric Paint 1 Ounce-Shiny-W)
To make the banner, first cut you fabric into 12 football shaped pieces. Next, spread a piece of plastic out on your table and using your paint, draw the gripping side of the football on 6 pieces and the non-gripping side on the other 6 pieces.
Allow the paint to dry completely. A note here is that if you have small children or cats, it might be better to do the painting step in a room with a closed door. Yes, I learned this the hard way. One of my daughter’s cats, Louie, decided it would be a great idea to jump on the table, right onto one of the pieces with wet paint. There was paint on my brand new chair, the table and the floor. So irritating. I promptly moved everything to another room.
After the paint is dry, make your footballs by sewing a back and front together, leaving an opening at one end.
You can make the opening any size you want, but you will have to fit your fabric through the hole. Before you turn the fabric, trip the edges all the way around the football. Then turn the fabric right side out.
Once the pieces are turned the right way, iron the opened edge inside the football and carefully iron the rest of the football, avoiding the pained areas. Sew it edges closed.
Pin the banner to the bias tape. I placed mine 12 inches apart on the tape. Then sew all the way down the tape to attach the footballs.
That is it. So simple, right? It didn’t take too long to make either. Now I have a football banner for our football parties. My kids like to come over and eat whatever I happen to make that year. I’m still working on our menu though.
What about you? Do you have big football parties? What foods do you make for the games? Let me know below. I just might make it.
Need another banner for your football party? Try this one for your team!