No-Sew Felt Football Banner

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


  • 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

Step One:

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.

Step Two:

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.

Step Three:

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.

Step Four:

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.

Step Five:

Fold the tops of the green felt pieces over about ½ inch and pin.

Step Six:

Cut tiny slits about one inch in from each side and two in the center about ½ inch apart.

Step Seven:

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 ( and can be found on social media @laurakellydesigns for Instagram (, Facebook (  and Pinterest (

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