i should be mopping the floor: How to Make a Football Door Hanging

Thursday, August 25, 2016

How to Make a Football Door Hanging

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This fun tutorial will show you how to make a football door hanging.
This is the perfect way to welcome guests to your football party.
How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
It's that time of the year, y'all. Football is about to be in full effect. We're getting ready for all of the fun and hoopla on all ends...and getting our house ready to welcome guests for pre-game dinners. Check out how I put together this Football Door Hanging below.
So, the other night we were having dinner at the club...you know the one? Sam's Club, y'all. They have this fantastic Family Pizza Combo that we totally took advantage of. And you know what? We've even gone back for more...it's also great for entertaining! Amazing for our Friday night pregame parties before our favorite high school team hits the field. 


How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
And, this fun deal is available at the cafe...it's a great combo. So easy to run in and grab. 

How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
 Pizza, breadsticks, cookies, and Coca Cola. We're set for a great time.

How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
We spend most Friday nights in the fall cheering on our football team. My husband is a high school principal...when it's our team's big night on the field, we don't have a lot of time for a big meal. We often have friends and coworkers join us for games, so this is perfect for our pregame festivities...get everyone fueled up before we head to the stadium! 


How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
Since I don't want to be left behind doing dishes after cooking a big meal for friends, this 16-inch pizza, cheesy breadsticks, cookies and two liter of Coca-Cola for just $13.98 at Sam's Club is the perfect solution. It's perfect for pregame party fun.

Are you a Sam's Club member? You've got to get in on this deal. Find a participating club here.
How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
We've always loved Sam's Club's pizza by the slice, so it's a real treat to bring home an entire pizza!


How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
I thought it would be fun to set out coordinating team-colored napkins so our guests can take their cookies on the road...nobody wants to be late to the big game, right? 


How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
Guests will always know which house to stop at for their pizza and fun with my hand-painted football door hanging out on the porch! This is such a sweet little way to say "the celebrating starts here!". I had actually never made one of these, but they're fairly simple. They're all the rage here in the south this time of the year! 


How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
Start with 1/2" plywood and use a jigsaw to cut a football shape. Then use a 1/4" drill bit to create the hanging holes at the top. If this is a little above your expertise, feel free to order the plain board from an online crafting or handmade site...I found lots of these available for order. 


How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
I started by painting my board white. You can barely see it above, but I also applied vinyl that I cut with my machine to the board. (I was using scrap vinyl, so it also happened to be white). Then I went over the vinyl with more white paint to seal the edges so my next color of paint wouldn't bleed through. If you don't have a vinyl machine, grab some precut vinyl letters at the craft store. And feel free to get creative with a "Go Team!" or similar. I just wanted a monogram style (even though, technically, high school letters aren't really a monogram...you get the idea). 


How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
After the second coat of white paint dried, I used my football-brown color to go over that (you can see my vinyl popping through in the above photo). 


How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
After the brown dried, I peeled off the vinyl revealing the white paint. Then I used a green paint pen to trace my lettering and really make it pop. It was also a nice way to bring in the team colors.  


How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
I used my paint can lid to trace the two white ends. I free-handed the laces on top.

How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
As a finishing touch, I lightly sanded the edges to expose the wood.
I added more green paint pen to the other white parts I had just painted.
Then I added ribbon and a bow to hang it.

How to Make a Football Door Hanging | Step-by-step tutorial to paint your own football door hanging with your team in mind!
Such a fun way to ring in football season at our house! You could make this for any team in any colors...from the pee-wee leagues to the pros, the sky is the limit. 

And don't forget to grab your Coca-Cola and Pizza combo at Sam's Club. Find a participating club here.





14 comments:

  1. That is such a cute idea, we should have one hanging in our door for the giants, always a Jersey girl

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  2. That door hanging is adorable, and this post is making me feel homesick! I'm a New Englander living abroad and autumn is of course my favorite season, but now I live in a place where football is played with feet and pizza comes from takeaways whose first talent is kebab :(

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  3. I really love how this turned out! Doing the initials makes it so pretty and festive as well! The food also looks perfect for pre-game celebration! ~ Client

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  4. Football season and pizza just are two things that go together perfectly. I love your How to Make a Football Door Hanging and I want to make one in Black N Gold, any guesses what team I am cheering on? Your craft is easy and eyecatching

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  5. What a wonderful idea! I love DIY projects, just wish I had more time to do them. This was so original and adorable, I can't wait to try it out one day! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Perfect time with football season! I can totally see them for every sport! It awesome since it can be easily personalized for any family. Love this!

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  7. Oh I love this!! We have our baseball door wreath up now but it is getting to that FOOTBALL season now. Going to have to try this for our door soon!

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  8. Okay, now this is super cute. I'm not very crafty, but if I follow your steps, I just might be able to pull this off. I know my family would love it.

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  9. I haven't always embraced football season, but I quickly realized that it was the perfect excuse for food. Who doesn't love food! Your door hanging is super cute! I love how simple it is to create!

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  10. That looks awesome! Perfect for game nights as well or just for the boys ;) Thanks for this idea!

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  11. Love it!! It is super cute and perfect for football season. Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  13. This is awesome! I wish I had came across this back when my brothers were playing football. It would've been so cute on our door! I'll have to try this when my nephews start.

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  14. This is a nice and effective way to get everyone to notice football game is here. It's easy to make and a cool idea. Thanks for sharing.

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