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Host a Football Themed Party with this DIY Tablescape

Jan 15, 2017 By Kim Byers
Host a Football Themed Party with this DIY Tablescape

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Who’s excited to host a Super Bowl party this year?! Me too! I like the football well enough, but the food, friends, and commercials are my favorites. This year I picked up the most darling galvanized scallop cake plate, double tier treat tray, and buckets at my local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store. I also grabbed the most perfect wooden crates for storing extra goodies and supplies under the table. And to top it off, I made a 50 yard line custom art canvas to hang above my snack table. Hi! I’m Kim Byers of The Celebration Shoppe. Let’s get crafty and I’ll share how I created my Super Bowl party table this year!

super bowl party

I always start any party plan with my menu. My tables, kitchen ware and decorations revolve around what I’m serving. For this Super Bowl table we’re focusing mostly on snacks and sweet treats. I like to use height to make it easy for guests to grab snacks in the back, and I like appetizer serving sizes to make it easy to mingle.

Jo-Ann has a lot of galvanized kitchenware that works really well for a sports themed party.

super bowl party

super bowl party

super bowl party

super bowl party

super bowl party

Now that I have a good menu and the kitchenware I’m going to use to display it, the next step is to decorate the space. I purchased a one-foot wide section of indoor/outdoor carpet for my table runner, painted the crates from JOANN white and made a 50 Yard Line backdrop. Want to know how I did it? I’ll teach you!

Just hop over to your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores or go online for these craft supplies:
White Cricut Vinyl
Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut Weeding Tool
Cricut Standard Cutting Mat
• 24 x 30 Canvas (available in-store)
• Clear Rulers (available in-store)
• Bright Green Spray Paint (available in-store)
Design Space (hide the background before sending to mat)
Optional: Command Strips, Large (available in-store)

super bowl party

This canvas Super Bowl party backdrop is actually pretty easy. I created the design in Cricut Design Space so mostly you need to just paint and measure.

1. Paint – paint the canvas with at least two coats and allow it to completely dry overnight.

2. Design – my design is for a 24 x 30 canvas. If you decide to go with another size, just make sure you resize before you cut. You’ll notice that I placed it on a green rectangle. Just hide the rectangle before sending the design to mat.

3. Cut – cut the design from white vinyl. If it alerts you that you need a 12 x 24 mat, you can still cut on a 12 x 12. It barely touches the mat and fits the canvas perfectly.

4. Measure – use a clear ruler, or two, if you have them and measure each placement using the straight edge of the ruler to make sure your lines are straight. Start in the center and place the two longest vinyl stripes. They will barely overlap. Next measure 3” between each smaller mark and place. Finally, place the numbers. They are centered horizontally, but not vertically. I placed them closer to the center bottom of the canvas as it’s meant to be only a portion of the field.

super bowl party

Another great find at JOANN in the woodworking section, are these market crates. They open to the front allowing you to store extra party foods and supplies right next to the table so it’s quickly and easily replenished. It’s also a great place for single serving bags of chips, etc.

super bowl party

Shop this table:
• Galvanized Cake Stand (available in-store)
• Galvanized Metal Tray (available in-store)
• Galvanized Metal Buckets, two sizes (available in-store)
Wooden Market Crate
Wooden Crate, Medium
White Spray Paint

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate with Jo-Ann!

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