Football Banner

by leanneja on January 31, 2015 · 0 comments

in Crafts,Decorating,Paper Crafts,Parties

I have to admit, I’m not much into watching football unless the Colts are playing or it’s the Super Bowl. Yes, you can imagine my disappointment this year. I was hoping to decorate with blue and white balloons and banners. Oh well, I decided it would be fun to make a Football Banner for the Super Bowl anyway that would also be great for a birthday party or end of football season celebration. The best part is you can make this banner in under 15 minutes (30 minutes if you don’t have a personal cutting machine).

Football Banner

This post may contain affiliate links. I like to share where you can easily purchase products but there is no added cost to you.

Here’s What You Need:
Football, Black and White Stripe, Football Field (the Paper Studio) 12×12 Scrapbook Paper (Hobby Lobby)
White Paper
Twine
Clothespins
Glue Stick

Football Banner 10

I cut the pieces of scrapbook paper in half so I would be able to get 4 uniform banner pieces out of each sheet of paper.

Football Banner 9

I wanted different shapes for the banner so I made the field into a flag, the black and white paper into a triangle, and the football paper into a football shape. The field and black and white paper were cut into 6″x4 1/2″ sizes, then cut into the desired shapes. I came up 2″ in the center of the field paper to cut the flag shape and found the bottom center of the black and white paper to make the triangle shape.

Football Banner 8

I used my Cricut to cut the football shape, but it’s an easy enough shape that you could just partially trace the edge of a bowl to make the shape then cut out a few lines for the threads. The football is approximately 5″x4 1/2″. I love this football paper. The texture is so awesome!

Football Banner 7

I cut out some regular white paper to glue to the back of the football to fill in the threads.

Football Banner 6

I love clothespins so I used them to attach everything to the banner. Another option is to punch 2 small holes in the top of each shape and thread the twine through the shapes.

Football Banner 3

I really love how the football turned out. There is also other sports paper available. I think it would be fun to have a sports party and make a banner with different balls attached.

Football Banner 4

The weather here has been rainy and cloudy for a few days so the banner is hung in the hall next to a window for pictures. I moved it to the fireplace in the family room for our little Super Bowl party. Of course this year it’s mostly about the food for us.

Football Banner 2.1

Do you decorate for the Super Bowl?

You might also like:

Super Bowl Party

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email

{ 0 comments }

Heart Printables

by leanneja on January 29, 2015 · 0 comments

in Printable,Valentine's Day

I love decorating my home all year long, but especially around holidays. Holiday decorating can get costly though so I like to make as many of my own decorations as possible. One of my favorite things to make are printables. I enjoy displaying them throughout my own home and I love sharing them with you. These Heart Printables will add some extra creativity and fun to your Valentine’s Day decorating.

I love you heart printable

I Love You Heart

[click to continue…]

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email

{ 0 comments }

I know most of you who read my blog share my love of organizing so today I’m sharing my 10 Favorite Organizing Products. Most of these are under $20 and I actually use all of them in my own home. I’ll also share with you why they’re my favorite and how I use them so if you’re interested in a certain product you can read all about it. I’m sure you’ve seen these products on my blog in previous posts.

10 favorite organizing products 2

[click to continue…]

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email

{ 3 comments }

Push Pop Valentines

by leanneja on January 27, 2015 · 0 comments

in Crafts,Gifts,Printable,Valentine's Day

Sometimes I buy things on clearance and then they stay in my craft stash for a year or so. Then I decide I need to start using my stash and I come up with some fun ideas for little holiday gifts. My kids are going to love these Push Pop Valentines because they’ve been custom made with their favorite treats.

Push Pop Valentines

[click to continue…]

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email

{ 0 comments }

Ice Cream Snowman

by leanneja on January 25, 2015 · 1 comment

in Crafts,Parties,Recipes

I shared this cute and yummy Ice Cream Snowman treat on The Crafting Chicks last month and since it’s still cold in most parts of the U.S. I’m going to share it here too. Even if you live in a warm weather climate you can still enjoy creating a little snowman this Winter. My kids and grand kids loved making these almost as much as eating them.

Ice Cream Snowman - Organize and Decorate Everything

[click to continue…]

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email

{ 1 comment }

I wonder how many times I can say I love printables before you scream at your computer screen. “Yes, we know already!” What I love even more are printables that help me stay organized. They aren’t just cute, they’re useful. I have gathered 10 of my favorite Printables to Help You Stay Organized.

10 Printables to help you Stay Organized

[click to continue…]

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email

{ 3 comments }

Pencil Valentine with free Heart Printables

January 21, 2015

I love giving and receiving handmade Valentines. Don’t you? It’s so fun to look through the Valentines my kids get at school and from their friends and see how creative they are. I have joined with some of your favorite creative bloggers to share with you 60 amazing DIY Valentine Ideas all in one place. […]

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email
Read the full article →

Valentine’s Day Candy Bouquet Gift Basket

January 17, 2015

I love holidays and giving gifts. Gift baskets are fun to give but I like to think outside of just using a basket. Think of anything that can be used as a container, such as decorative boxes, vases, trays, jars or anything else that can hold gifts. My hubby is hard to buy for so […]

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email
Read the full article →

Mardi Gras Celebration Ideas – Party Contributor

January 15, 2015

I’m so happy to have Anne here with us again this month to share another incredible party idea. I have never celebrated Mardi Gras except for buying the kids necklaces a few years ago. And the only time I’ve been through New Orleans is when we were moving from Florida to Utah. It was late […]

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email
Read the full article →

Less is Actually Less

January 14, 2015

I’m sharing my personal thoughts and ideas on decluttering in this post. I know that some of these suggestions might be too severe for some of you. Take from it what you think will work for you. Once you start decluttering you might find that you’re willing to take it further. These are some ideas […]

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email
Read the full article →