Last Minute Game Day Decorating – Super easy football table runner

Posted in FOOD, PARTIES, TABLETOP
on February 2, 2014

Wow – what a crazy week! I have been knee deep in about four different projects – One of my New Year’s resolutions was to give our Master Bedroom an overhaul. I’m still on board with that goal – the Master received a teeny bit of love in the form of a lamp makeover! In addition, our front hall closet got a complete overhaul, my oldest baby, Brandon, turned 22 today, and I added a bit of Asian influence to the dining room – pictures and follow ups this week! For now, lets focus on the big Game tomorrow!

Although we aren’t huge football fans (read: none of our teams are in the game this year – those of us that have teams. I’m a failure as a football fan.), we LOVE a party, and will look for any excuse to have one. Nothing says party like a table theme. To get us in to the festive mood, I came up with a super easy table runner which will make our snacks look even yummier!

To make one yourself, you will need:

  • Burlap in your desired length and width – mine is 82″ long x 18.5″ wide.
  • Ribbon of your choice
  • Brown felt OR faux leather
  • White twine or yarn
  • A glue gun and glue

I began by gluing my ribbon around the edge of the burlap and trimming any outlying strings. I glued first the long sides, then the short sides, overlapping the corners and folding the edges over to create a clean edge.

Next, I created the footballs. I made a template out of cardstock and cut out four footballs for either end of my table runner – eight in total. I used the faux leather – you might recognize the fabric from the chairs I covered during the Desperate Desk Area project. I try to reuse wherever possible!

For the football laces, I glued to small pieces of yarn in the middle. I think twine or a thin rope would have worked better, but I couldn’t find any.

Finally, I glued four footballs on along the bottom of each end of the runner, then followed up with another row of ribbon on each of the short ends, encasing the footballs. The entire project took 15 minutes tops – including the time needed to heat up the glue gun.

Now.. just to make the snacks! Hopefully, you’re much more organized for your party than I am. Either way, may your game day be merry, and may your team win!

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