Are you a HUGE sports fan and like to go all out for game day? I'm not a huge sports fan but I do like parties so I've gathered up some fun ways to show your game day spirit, get your grub on, and cheer on your favorite team. Here are 5 great projects to help you get ready for the game:

1. Decorations!

Tombow Tailgating Projects by Jennifer Priest - Centerpiece
Make this football centerpiece using a Smoothfoam half ball painted with chalk paint. Add flags and pennants to skewers and insert into the ball.
Tombow Tailgating Projects by Jennifer Priest - Pennant Banners
Create custom vintage-style pennants for your team or family name using Kunin Felt and Tombow Mono Multi-glue!

I recently created this centerpiece and pennant set for the Tombow booth at CHA. Our theme was sports! You can use any colors to make these projects to show your team spirit.

Here are the supplies you'll need:

  • Kunin Felt
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

You can decorate the pennant however you like. I suggest using puffy paint 0r iron-letters but you can also cut out letters by hand like I did here. I printed the letters on my computer and then pinned them to a piece of felt and cut them out. The key to a realistic looking pennant is to have the perfect base. Here's how to cut a perfect pennant from felt:

For the Centerpiece, you'll need these supplies:

  • Smoothfoam Half Ball, 8″ diameter
  • Tombow Mono Adhesive Runner
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Chalk Marker
  • Paint Brush
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Football Die Cut
  • Paper cut into pennant shapes

Here are the projects on display in the Tombow booth at the Craft & Hobby Association show earlier this month:

Me in the Tombow booth next to some of the projects I made
Me in the Tombow booth next to some of the projects I made

2. Pom Poms

Make pom poms with newspapers!
Make pom poms with newspapers!

Make your own pom poms with fabric, ribbons, and tulle! Mommy Savers shared how to make pom poms for the game with newspapers! Clever, clever.

3. Best Game Day Foods Ever

Make these sweet southern style ribs on the grill to really kick things off on game day!
Make these sweet southern style ribs on the grill to really kick things off on game day!

These Sweet Southern Style ribs are awesome game day food! 

Craftychica shares how to make a build-your-own-snack bar for the big game with Ritz Crackers!
Craftychica shares how to make a build-your-own-snack bar for the big game with Ritz Crackers!

You can also check out these fun touchdown snacks by Crafty Chica, using Coca-Cola and Ritz crackers!

4. DIY Team Shirts

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Use a screen printing machine or even a template and fabric paint to create fun festive shirts and “jerseys” to wear during the game without breaking the bank. This football onesie is for a baby but you can totally make adult shirts like this too!

5. Goal Can! 

Create this soccer goal can with basic supplies like Duck Tape and an oatmeal container.
Create this soccer goal can with basic supplies like Duck Tape and an oatmeal container.

Collect money for a charity, your church, or some other cause every time your team scores! Create this goal can with Duck Tape to pass around as the team scores goals. You can pass the can and empty it at each game or collect all season long. We use this can for our AYSO soccer games to help fund the kids' end of season soccer party but you can use it for any game, from the big football game next weekend to your next high school baseball game.

I hope these easy ideas inspire you this game day! Pin this super awesome collage image to keep these ideas handy for your next shindig!

5 Awesome Ideas to get ready for Game Day, quick and easy.
5 Awesome Ideas to get ready for Game Day, quick and easy.

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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