Football Field Table Runner

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Impress your friends next game night with a sporty table runner that mimics the playing field.

Things You'll Need

  • 15'' x 58'' piece of AstroTurf (available at home improvement stores)
  • 1/2 Yard faux leather fabric
  • 1/2 Yard stiff interfacing
  • White acrylic paint
  • Small paint brush
  • Hot glue gun
  • String
Football Table Runner
Football Table Runner (Image: Disney Powless)

Instructions

Step 1

Use a large piece of cardboard with a straight edge to guide your brush as you carefully paint a vertical line across the center of the runner. Move the cardboard to the left 5.5'' and paint another line. Repeat, painting three more lines on the left. Flip cardboard over and paint four white lines to the right of the first line, each 5.5'' apart.

Paint Yard Lines
Paint Yard Lines (Image: Disney Powless)

Step 2

Lay string across the runner 3'' from the bottom as a guide to keep your numbers even. Paint numbers on the yard lines beginning with "50" on the center line, then "40", "30", "20" and "10" on each side of the "50". The yard lines should dissect the left and right digits of each number.

Paint Numbers
Paint Numbers (Image: Disney Powless)

Step 3

Move the string to the center of the runner and paint 4 short lines (hash marks) between each yard line, above and below the string.

Add Hash Marks
Add Hash Marks (Image: Disney Powless)

Step 4

Cut two, 15'' wide football shapes each from the interfacing and faux leather. It may be helpful to practice cutting your shape out of paper then trace it onto interfacing.

Cut Footballs
Cut Footballs (Image: Disney Powless)

Step 5

Use the cardboard piece, paint a 1'' white stripe onto each end of the faux leather footballs, about 2'' from the pointed ends.

Paint White Stripes
Paint White Stripes (Image: Disney Powless)

Step 6

Paint a 6'' horizontal line in the center of each football, then add 1.5'' vertical lines.

Paint Stitches
Paint Stitches (Image: Disney Powless)

Step 7

Hot glue faux leather footballs to the interfacing footballs and trim edges if necessary.

Glue and Trim
Glue and Trim (Image: Disney Powless)

Step 8

Glue footballs to the ends of the runner, matching the points of the footballs to the corners of the runner.

Glue Footballs to Runner
Glue Footballs to Runner (Image: Disney Powless)

Step 9

Place on the table and add snacks. Game on!

Present
Present (Image: Disney Powless)
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