DIY Football Party Ideas — Whether you’re gearing up for a game day or just throwing a party for a football lover, these DIY Football Coasters and Placemats are perfect for your next watch party.
It’s about that time to bust out your “I’m here for the snacks” football game day t-shirts!
I feel particularly pressured to iron mine this time around since Houston is playing host to the big game, and not only will my shirt be sharp, but my table spread will be, too.
To share the stress-free game day love, I’m showing you how to make DIY Football Coasters and Placemats, plus a few other fun touches to help you score with your football party guests!
I’d also like to take this moment for a quick public service announcement on how creating designs with pepperoni is truly an art form. If you’ve ever done this before, then you know what I mean!
In case you haven’t, you’re in for a treat when you scroll to see my pepperoni “football”!
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I tend to struggle with gender-neutral décor (ha!), and for football, I usually stick to black and white, natural elements, woods, and marble.
I’ve also learned to forget worrying about the little details and aim for easy finger foods and overall ambiance when it comes to a football watch party.
I’ll still squeeze in the extra effort with items that can be used over and over, like the turf placemats and coasters. You won’t find any intricate, painted macarons that would go unnoticed by a Game Day party crowd anyways.
My new rule for football season is: if it isn’t obvious or big enough to notice right away, it isn’t worth it. A great example is an attempt at jumbo pepperoni art.
If you squint though, you can totally tell there’s a football there right?! Not to worry, the DIY’s will totally get the football message across…
Football Party Decorations | Leather DIY Football Coasters
You don’t have to be hosting a full football party on a rooftop to make these easy DIY football coasters. They’re a great gift idea for him or a home decor idea for football season.
So skip the cheesy football party supplies and make this luxe leather football party idea instead.
Materials and Tools Needed To Make Leather DIY Football Coasters
Brown permanent marker
Beveler (optional to make the edges of leather smooth)
How To Make Leather DIY Football Coasters
To make the coasters, brush a fair amount of craft glue onto one side of the oval plaque with a foam brush.
Place a piece of leather over the glue and let dry completely.
Trim the excess leather around the edges, and used a brown permanent marker to draw the football threads down the center.
Football Themed Party | DIY Turf Football Placemats
Rather than plain old table covers, you can make PLENTY of these budget-friendly football placemats from a single piece of astroturf.
I have to say they also go pretty well with our modern watch party ideas and my field goal inspired DIY washers game.
You gotta love good football decor that doesn’t break the bank AND is super easy to make! You could also easily make a smaller version of this as coasters as well.
Materials and Tools Needed To Make The DIY Turf Football Placemats
Scissors or box cutters
How To Make The DIY Turf Football Placemats
Cut the astroturf down the size of rectangle placemats that you’d prefer, then use a thin paint brush and white craft paint to paint lines along the edge.
I opted for just painted on one side because I thought it was just enough, but you’re welcome to paint both sides, add yard numbers, etc! Naturally, they’re perfect for serving your pizza slices, too.
Quick and Easy Football Party Ideas
Since we consider ourselves professionals when it comes to football party and watch party snacking, decor, and game ideas, here are a few other projects to get you inspired —
- Field goal inspired DIY washers game
- How to host a rooftop football watch party
- Our modern football watch party ideas
- DIY football cocktail stirrers
What are some of the entertaining rules you’ve come up with for game days along the way? Are you all planning to host anything throughout football season?!