DIY Football Table Runner

Since having kids, we enjoy watching football games on tv at home more often than we get to an actual game. Wanting to still enjoy the fun of tailgating, we set up a small “homegating” station complete with drinks and snacks. I created my own football table runner to give it that extra little something.

DIY Football Table Runner: Detail

It’s a very easy project. Here’s how to create your own …


  • Burlap – we purchased ours locally at The Scrap Exchange
  • Freezer paper
  • Masking tape
  • Green spray paint
  • Fabric scissors

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Step 1 Cut your burlap to size.

Step 2 Draw “lines” and yard numbers onto freezer paper. Cut out. Carefully place onto burlap and iron to secure.

DIY Football Table Runner: Freezer Paper Lines

Step 3 Outline the entire “field” with masking tape. This will allow for a natural edge to your finished runner.

Step 4 Outdoors or in a well ventilated area, use spray paint to cover the entire “field”. Allow to dry.

DIY Football Table Runner: Spray Paint

DIY Football Table Runner: Spray Paint Complete

Step 5 Once paint has dried, carefully remove the freezer paper. Trim edges, if desired, and remove the masking tape.

DIY Football Table Runner: Remove Freezer Paper

Your football runner is now complete and ready to use for your next party or homegating family event!

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