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Football-Field Runner and Football Coaster

Introduction

These coasters and football-field runner are the perfect way to decorate your table for the big game.

Materials

  • For the Football-Field Table Runner: Roll of green art paper or solid green wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • 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
  • Football Coaster: Brown flannel-backed faux leather or brown felt
  • Scissors
  • White oil-based paint pen
  • Football-coaster template
  • Pencil

Steps

  1. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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. Step 4

    Stick felt numbers on either side of every other line, imitating a football field's yard markers.

  5. Step 5

    Print and cut out the football-coaster template.

  6. Step 6

    Trace template onto faux leather and cut out football with scissors.

  7. Step 7

    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).

  8. Step 8

    Repeat to make as many coasters as needed.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, January 2009

Reviews (2)

  • 1 Feb, 2010

    I used indoor/outdoor carpet for my table cover and drew on it with chalk. I can hose it off and use it for a garden theme table cover in the summertime.

  • 1 Feb, 2010

    Thank you for the wonderful idea for my son-in-laws birthday just before the Super Bowl!