Let’s make an easy no-sew felt football tailgate banner for a football loving Dad. This easy no-sew football tailgate banner can be made in any length to fit the back of any vehicle. A great thing about this project is that the banner can be used for football parties at home, commonly referred to as home-gating! This garland is made with full size pieces of Classicfelt but could easily be adapted to a smaller version to decorate a cake topper, a gift or a basket.
Skill Level: Basic
Time: 1 Hour
YOU WILL NEED:
- Classicfelt 9 x 12 (6 Apple Green)
- Classicfelt 9 x 12 (2 White)
- Classicfelt 9 x 12 (6 Copper Canyon)
- Classicfelt 9 x 12 (1 Black)
- Beacon Felt Glue
- Rotary Cutter or Cutting Board
- Sharp Scissors
- Ribbon or Yarn 10 Feet Long
Cut out 6 footballs using Copper Canyon. The total length of each football should be no more than 8 inches. A tip for cutting more than one at a time is to pin the felt together so it doesn’t “slip” while cutting. Footballs come in lots of colors so if a specific team is being featured, the colors here could be changed to fit.
Cut 9 x ½ inch strips from White. Each piece will need three strips so cut 18. This is easiest to do using either a paper cutting board or a rotary cutter but can also be done with scissors.
Cut Classicfelt Black strips to create the laces on the footballs. Each football will need a 3 x ½ inch strip and three 2 x ½ inch strips. Use felt glue to adhere them to the footballs.
Glue the white strips to the pieces of Classicfelt Apple Green starting two inches from the bottom about 2 inches apart. Glue the footballs on top of the stripes.
Fold the tops of the green felt pieces over about ½ inch and pin.
Cut tiny slits about one inch in from each side and two in the center about ½ inch apart.
Thread yarn or ribbon through the holes and hang the No-Sew Felt Football banner!
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This project was created by Laura Kelly who blogs over at Me and My INKlings (www.meandmyinklings.com) and can be found on social media @laurakellydesigns for Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/laurakellydesigns/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LauraKellyDesigns/) and Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/laurakellydesigns/).