How to Make an Easy Football Tablecloth

How to Make an Easy Football Tablecloth

2014-01-20T17:29:07+00:00By |Crafts|57 Comments

With the end of the season just around the corner, a lot of people are having football parties! I am planning on one. I needed something fun to do though to make it something really special, something memorably, something to drive home the theme! So I headed to the store and got the materials I needed. Now I want to show you how to make an easy football tablecloth!

Hot to Make an Easy Football Tablecloth

The materials you need are basics you can get online or at any craft store.

Green felt that fits your table

White 1″  fabric tape

Iron on Football 

Iron on Letters

Iron on Stars

White puffy fabric paint

A sharpie

Measuring tape

Lay the green felt on the table you are making the cloth for. Use your measuring tape and sharpie to measure one inch in. Use the tape to line the cloth 1″ in around every side.

How to make an Easy Football Tablecloth

Once the outline is done, use your measuring tape and sharpie to find the middle where the 50- yard line will be. Then mark where you want the end zones to be. Once that is done and you have taped those areas, measure and split the field for the yard lines. This took me the longest as I am bad at measuring. But I was careful not to mark the fabric unless I knew I was going to cover it with tape.

Once the lines are down, either iron them to make them stick or use pressure. I relaid tape on top of the original lines to make it more smooth looking. I also double lined the end zones and the 50 yard line to make them more pronounced.

Once the lines were done, I placed the football iron on over the 50 yard line. I ironed it on and slowly peeled off the paper over it. I then carefully pulled the letters off the page and placed them in the end zones spelling football in one and game in the other. I added blue and red stars to better identify them.

How to make an Easy Football Tablecloth

I then used the puffy fabric paint to mark the lines!

This is such an easy craft but makes a huge impact on guests. Create your own team tablecloth or table runner the same way!

How are you celebrating the big game? I would love to hear!

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Lori is a single work from home mom of three daughters, ages 11, 10 and 8. She has been the author of ADayinMotherhood.com for over 8 years and blogs because it is cheaper than therapy. She wants to connect with her readers through honest and engaging posts! Contact me for authentic posts, creative ideas and beautiful but real photos!

57 Comments

  1. ginavalley January 24, 2014 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Such a cute idea! Now I just need someone to make it for me. I’m sure I’d end up gluing it to my leg or something!

    • LoriPace January 24, 2014 at 10:03 am - Reply

      LOL- I am as crafty as a rock and I made it!! You can so do it!

  2. Summer Len Davis January 29, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

    OHMYGOSH, this is SO cute!

    • LoriPace January 29, 2014 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Thank you! I was surprised at how easy it was 🙂

  3. Robin Rue August 20, 2014 at 11:23 am - Reply

    That is the cutest thing ever! I love it and totally want to make one myself.

    • LoriPace August 20, 2014 at 11:32 am - Reply

      Thank you! I am not crafty at all and it was so easy!

  4. Momma Told Me August 20, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

    This is super cute for all the game season’s get togethers! I love how affordable and simple it is (since I’m somewhat craft challenged!)

    • LoriPace August 20, 2014 at 11:41 am - Reply

      It was so fun !

  5. daisy August 20, 2014 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    This is super cute! I want to make one of these table cloths.

    • LoriPace August 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      Soooo easy!!

  6. JadeLouise Designs August 20, 2014 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Oh that looks so cute! I love it! And we aren’t even football fans!

    • LoriPace August 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      It was so fun to make!

  7. Stefany @ ToBeThode August 20, 2014 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    That is really cute! It would be perfect for any football themed party!

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:32 am - Reply

      Thank you!

  8. Kelsey Apley August 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    That is so creative and fun! Great for all those football lovers out there!

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:32 am - Reply

      Thank you so much!

  9. Ann Bacciaglia August 20, 2014 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    i love this idea. It would be great for a kids party as well. Very creative.

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:32 am - Reply

      Yes it would 🙂

  10. Chelley Martinka August 20, 2014 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    THIS IS AWESOME!!!! My father in law and I cheer for sworn enemies (I’m an Eagles fan and he Dallas)… this would make Sunday dinners pretty awesome and fun! I am going to make this with my niece!!

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:33 am - Reply

      Oh yea!! You could do one team on one side and one on the other! LOL

  11. Pam W August 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    That is such a cute idea! Perfect for parties to watch the big game.

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:33 am - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  12. Carlee C August 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    That is so cute! I need to make one of these for my home since hubby is a huge football fan.

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:33 am - Reply

      It was so so easy 🙂

  13. Jennifer Juro August 20, 2014 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    My son would have a blast with this table cloth!! What a quick easy way to create this!

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:33 am - Reply

      If I can do it… ANYONE can do it! LOL

  14. Dawn August 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Oh how neat! We always have a small party with tons of food during football season, this table cloth would be just right for that!

    • Ben Butler August 20, 2014 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Right? It’s really cool.

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:34 am - Reply

      People love it!

  15. Janel August 20, 2014 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    What a great idea! I could see this for little league too. Great job on it.

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:34 am - Reply

      OOH- I love the little league idea!

  16. Ben Butler August 20, 2014 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    This is really cool. I can eat on the grid iron while I watch the grid iron. Awesome.

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:34 am - Reply

      LOL – love that 🙂

  17. Amy Desrosiers August 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    This is such a great idea!! I would have love to make one for football parties!!

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:34 am - Reply

      Thank you!!

  18. Mama to 5 Blessings August 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness that turned out great, what a super cute idea! Great for those football gatherings.

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:35 am - Reply

      Thank you so much 🙂

  19. Shauna Torres August 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, how did you come up with that? that is just so super-cool…. what a great idea for game days… ha

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:35 am - Reply

      I have NO idea! I am as crafty as a rock! But I loved how easy it was 🙂

  20. Jen At Dapperhouse August 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    We are a big football family. From college teams to NFL to our own son playing little league. I will be making this and using it a TON of times. SO COOL – thx!

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:35 am - Reply

      I am surprised how much I use it!

  21. Danielle August 20, 2014 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    How fun is that?!? I would have never thought to make this!

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:35 am - Reply

      It was so easy too!

  22. OurOrdinaryLife® August 21, 2014 at 12:40 am - Reply

    wow! that is so fun! what a great idea!

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 7:36 am - Reply

      Thank you!

  23. April August 21, 2014 at 8:07 am - Reply

    This is such a cute idea. 🙂

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 8:12 am - Reply

      Thank you!

  24. Tammi Roy August 21, 2014 at 8:31 am - Reply

    How fun is that?! What a cute idea and it costs so little. Thanks for the great idea!

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 8:32 am - Reply

      You are so welcome!

  25. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell August 21, 2014 at 8:59 am - Reply

    I’m glad you broke it down because it looked so complicated, but it’s not. Love it!

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 9:05 am - Reply

      Nope, super easy!! 🙂

  26. Lisa August 21, 2014 at 10:32 am - Reply

    That is a fun idea! We have lots of get togethers during football season so I may have to try this!

    • LoriPace August 21, 2014 at 11:03 am - Reply

      It is so easy to do!

  27. Christine August 21, 2014 at 10:59 am - Reply

    This would be do cute for a Super Bowl party! It’s the only game I watch all year. I’m lame

  28. Stefani August 21, 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    What a fun and clever idea. This would be great for superbowl parties for sure!

    • LoriPace August 22, 2014 at 7:59 am - Reply

      Thank you and it would!

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