These coasters and football-field runner are the perfect way to decorate your table for the big game.
Football-Field Table Runner
Tools and Materials
Roll of green art paper or solid green wrapping paper
3-inch-wide craft ruler
1/4-inch white drafting tape (also called artist's tape)
3 to 5 packs of white felt adhesive numbers (or the regular white adhesive letters and numbers found at office and hardware stores)
Football-Field Table Runner How-To
1. Cut a piece from your roll of green paper that is 18 inches wide and 2 yards long. Lay the paper runner across a flat surface.
2. At one end of the runner, mark and draw a parallel line 6 inches from the short edge with a pencil and ruler. This will be one of your "end zones." Line up one side of the 3-inch-wide ruler with the drawn line and draw another line. Continue down the runner until you have 21 lines. You should have 6 inches left over in the opposite "end zone." If it's a little longer, trim to match the other side.
3. Cover each line with a strip of drafting tape. At the last line before each end zone, add a strip of drafting tape right next to the first to make a thicker line.
4. Stick felt numbers on either side of every other line, imitating a football field's yard markers.
Tools and Materials
Brown flannel-backed faux leather or brown felt
White oil-based paint pen
Football Coaster How-To
1. Print and cut out the football-coaster template.
2. Trace template onto faux leather and cut out football with scissors.
3. Use paint pen to draw stitches freehand onto football, following the guide on the template. (Regulation football stitching is one long line down the center and 8 small stitches across).
4. Repeat to make as many coasters as needed.
Rolls of fadeless art paper in apple green, similar to the paper used on the show, are available at misterart.com. Drafting tape is available at crafts stores, art-supply stores, or pearlpaint.com. Adhesive letters and numbers are available at crafts, office, or hardware stores. Felt numbers can be found at joann.com. Flannel-backed faux leather is available at most fabric and craft stores, or at fabric.com. White oil-based paint pens (Martha used a Sharpie) are available at craft or art-supply stores.