Game Day Decor (two-for-one!)
I came across this cute mini football field idea a couple months ago, and have been hanging onto it to share in time for the Superbowl. It's super easy -- you just need an astroturf-type rug (my dollar store has them!), some white tape, and some white sticker numbers. Simple and so fun! [Here's where I found it.]
astroturf mat, $1
white tape, on hand
number stickers, $2 and up
Total: $3 and up
brown and white felt, $.35/sheet (I used two sheets of brown and 1/4 sheet of white for a 24-ball garland)
sewing machine and thread
Total: about $1 and up
To start, I simply cut football shapes from brown felt, and long strips (for stripes) and stitch shapes from white felt.
I then attached the "stitches" and strung the garland all at the same time by feeding the footballs end-to-end through my machine. I alternated the curve of the stitches on every other football for a little more "football-y" dimension.
Caroline Sanchez (Care) has been sewing since her mom taught her the basics at around six years old. She has always been driven to CREATE, even from a very young age. She is mommy to two little boys and one baby girl, and almost every spare moment she has is spent in her sewing room or working on her blog, Obsessively StitchingFull disclosure policy.