Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pinterest Fail: Football Garland

Stuck inside during a blizzard yesterday, I thought I would try to create one of those football garlands I've seen all over Pinterest for the Superbowl. I enlisted the help of my 3 year old who loves using glue sticks to create crafts, we had a fun time put the footballs together, but it did not turn out quite as we planned.

I created the garland from brown and white construction paper, glue sticks, scissors and a stapler. The concept seemed easy, but turned into a Pinterest Fail.


I cut out all the pieces ahead of time, so that my 3 year old would not get impatient.


We ended up with a bunch of sticks of football like strips of paper.


Then I stapled them together to create the garland.


I do not think that it really looks like football. I think that I should have made the strips a little longer and thinner. Has anyone else attempted to make one of these before? Please share your experience in the comments.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Superbowl Decoration on a Budget

I had every intention of posting another fun new DIY project this morning. Unfortunately, we were snowed in on Saturday and I could not get out to gather the supplies that I needed. Instead, I'll be going today to get the supplies and hopefully have a new project to share with all of you on Wednesday.

In place of the new project I thought I would re-post my Superbowl post from last year. Enjoy...


I love decorating our house for holidays and special events, such as the Superbowl. Decorating can be costly, so before I go out and purchase decorating supplies I try to find items around my house that I can make into decorations.

The Superbowl is this Sunday night, I decided to dress up my table with uprights and a football field. I saw a few different versions of this on Pinterest, then I started looking at what I had that would create this look.

Here is what I used:

Football Field
-A piece of green fabric that I had
-White Post-it tape (this was the only thing I had to buy)

Uprights
-Dixie Cups
-Straws
-Tape

Result:




I think is will look even better on Sunday with lots of yummy food!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mod Podge Patriots Plate


Starting to get ready for the Superbowl, only a week from this coming Sunday. Our team, the New England Patriots, are in the Superbowl this year. We are really getting excited, even though the deflate-gate that is going on. 


I thought I would start my Superbowl preparation with a quick, fun Patriots themed project. I grabbed a old plate that I had in my attic, some Mod Podge and printed out some Patriots logos.


It took me about 5 minutes to complete and now I have a fun addition to my Superbowl table.