These football-related crafts are sure to raise everyone's spirits, no matter the direction of the game.

By Blythe Copeland
November 16, 2020
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Everyone's a football fan on Super Bowl Sunday—even if they hardly follow the games during the rest of the season. Even though this year's football season looked a little different due to COVID-19, you can still celebrate the most important sporting event with your quarantine pod or socially-distanced outdoors. Prepare for this year's gathering—whatever it may look like—with easy DIY decorations, including garlands, pom-poms, and custom serve ware in your team's colors. We're also sharing field-inspired treats, table toppers, and trays that are guaranteed to help you score a major hosting victory.

Hang Paper Football Garlands

Garlands of three-dimensional paper footballs—hung over your buffet or above the television—are a playful nod to the classic pigskin. Hold your paper horizontally and, starting an inch below the top, make straight cuts ending an inch above the bottom edge. Space your cuts an inch apart and attach white paper stitching to one section, so that when you roll the paper into a tube and secure it, you have accordion-style strips popping out to create the football shapes.

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Top the Table with a Field-Inspired Table Runner

A simple DIY football field-inspired table runner will score you major points for minimum effort. Cut a disposable green plastic tablecloth into a long rectangle and attach yard lines and markers made with white paper, stickers, or stencils for a sporty topper that goes the distance.

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Serve Football Cupcakes

Whether your team wins or loses, end the day on a sweet note with stadium-worthy Football Cupcakes. The mint-chocolate confections—inspired by the bright green field and brown ball—are topped with dark green nonpareil sprinkles and Andes mints trimmed to resemble footballs.

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Make Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

Peppy Tissue Paper Pom-Poms, made by wrapping layers of tissue paper strips around wooden dowels, help pint-sized cheerleaders keep your party's energy level high. If you're not hosting kids this year, suspend them in a bright, eye-catching display above the bar for a lighthearted Super Bowl craft meets-ceiling decoration.

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Serve Snacks on a Painted Tray

Turn a basic wooden tray into a one-of-a-kind serving piece with a simple paint update. Use green chalkboard paint to cover the bottom of the tray and alphabet chalkboard silkscreens to add custom lettering spelling out your favorite football phrases—like touchdown, go team, or time out.

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Display Drinks in a Custom Beverage Bucket

Offer your favorite local brews, bottled water, and juice from a Scalloped Beverage Bucket, custom-made for your favorite team. Source a metal beverage bucket from your home or party store, and paint it with stripes in your team colors; then use a set of round foam pouncers to create perfectly-shaped scallops. The end result: A beverage server perfect for your next backyard party or tailgate.

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Hang Swagged Ribbon Garlands

Layer ribbon to create our Everlasting Ribbon Garland, but make it Super Bowl-ready with your team's colors. It'll look perfect along the edges of your serving tables, across your mantle, or along your porch railings to show off your team spirit. Measure the space where you want to hang the garland and multiply by 1.25 to estimate how much ribbon you need; then glue the ribbon you want to swag to a straight ribbon for a scalloped look. Mix and match polka dots, stripes, chevrons, and other patterns in your go-to colors to make a bold statement.

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