This past weekend officially marked the opening of football season. From pop-warner to high school, college to the NFL, football season is officially in full swing. To show our pig skin pride, we created some in-house football crafts that can be customized to fit your team colors.
As many of you may know, Canvas Corp Brands is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, home of the Arkansas Razorbacks. Side note: Did you know that Arkansas doesn’t have a pro football team?! You can imagine how crazy the fans are around here, us included.
Below we’re sharing how to create a DIY Football Banner, Game Day Mini Shoulder Bag, and DIY Fan Coozie.
DIY FOOTBALL BANNER
What I love most about this banner is the textured leather paper that looks JUST like a football, and the stitched elements that add so much character. It’s great to hang for the entire season, put up at your tailgate or give as a hostess gift to the crazy woman who opened up her house on Football Saturday/Sunday.
- Red Chevron Paper
- Black Chevron Paper
- Red Big Stripe Paper
- Red Dot Paper
- Little Pages, Red
- 3 Red Canvas Triangle
- 3 Burlap Triangle
- Red Hemp Rope
- Red and Black Small Clothespins
- Red and Black Mini Clothespins
- Black Chalkstock Paper
- Leather Paper
- Alphabet Paper
1. Lay out the triangle pattern. We chose to go with red canvas and burlap triangles. Cut out the message with a die cut machine from the chalkstock paper. If you don’t have a die cut machine, consider printing the letters off of your computer using a program like Word or InDesign and using those letters as stencils.
2. Cut different shapes (rectangle or square) from the papers, and glue them to the triangles. You can do this in any pattern.
3. Sew the letters onto triangles by adding little stitching elements to portions of the letters. You can do zigzag, curvy, dotted or all of the above! I really love the funky stitching, as it adds so much character to the banner.
4. Glue small pieces of paper onto the clothespins. Cut out mini triangles from the leather paper. Using the mini clothespins, clip the alpha letters onto the leather paper.
5. Clip the “Arkansas” portion to the red cord and cut the cord and your desired length. Do the same with the “Go Hogs” section.
6. Hang that baby with pride! We photographed ours on the U of A campus with the signature “Old Main” in the background.
GAME DAY MINI SHOULDER BAG
It’s a dilemma that many women face…which bag do we bring to the game?! We don’t want to bring anything nice, for fear of getting it dirty, but we need a place to store the essentials. And of course it doesn’t hurt to add a little team spirit to your bag of choice. This game day shoulder bag is the perfect option. It can be hung around your neck (like a necklace), or over the shoulder. It’s perfectly sized to fit a cell phone, game day tickets, lipgloss and some $…basically all the essentials. Here’s how to make it!
- Canvas Shoulder Bag (small)
- Alpha Stamps
- 12×12 Canvas Sheet
- Little Pages Paper
- Black Burlap
- Red Burlap
- Farmhouse Paper (to get that cute little pig icon)
- Beacon’s 3-in-1 glue
1. Stamp a message on the canvas using the alpha stamps. Of course, I chose Woo Pig!
2. Because the bag is already made, it’s difficult to sew onto the bag without sewing the bag together. But I still love the look of stitching, so I cut a page from the Little Pages Paper, cut a section of black and red burlap and sewed them together using a zig zag stitch. I then glued it to the bag rather than sewing it to the bag. And you can’t forget about the little pig added to the corner!
3. Using a strip of burlap (approx. 12″ x 2″), create a rosette with the burlap. Here’s a great tutorial on how to create the rosette with burlap. Assemble all the pieces and you’ve made the ultimate fan bag!
DIY FAN COOZIE
No matter your beverage of choice on game day, drink it in your DIY fan coozie. This simple DIY is created using a small saggy baggy, with simple elements added that make it perfect to rep your teams colors.
1. Sew the edges of your canvas fringe for a finished look and glue to the brim of the saggy baggy.
2. Stamp your favorite players # to the back of the bag.
3. I cut out this adorable little pig from our farmhouse canvas panel. He totally makes this coozie!
4. Assemble all the elements and glue into place!
These DIY projects are so easy to recreate, just swap out the red and black for your teams colors.
Happy football season!