I don’t know about you, but in this house, we are so excited for the Big Game. We love everything Football from college to the pros, we watch it all. Every year we host a big party at our house for the game and I love decorating for it. This year I decided to pull out my Cricut Maker and have some fun with felt. I am still so impressed by just how well the Cricut Maker cuts felt. I had this entire banner done in 10 minutes that is how easy it makes it!
Felt Football Banner
You will need:
- White Felt
- Brown Felt
- A Cricut Maker
- Hot Glue
If you want to make things really easy on yourself, you can find my cut files here.
Open Design Space and hit the New Project Button. Hit Images on the left hand side of Design Space and search for a Football. I used Image #M3AD9D from Life’s a Party. Resize your footballs to be the size you want them by clicking on the image and dragging the arrows in the bottom right corner of the image. My Footballs are 5.5 inches tall.
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The machine will cut your football two different times. First is will cut your white felt, which is the background for your football and then it will cut the more complex brown felt. I cut two pieces of white felt to every football so that I could sandwich the twine in between the two, but you can simply and just do one if you want to.
After you have all of your pieces cut out and peeled off the mat (peel the footballs slowly, the thin areas can rip) hot glue the top of your football to the background color. After this is done, hot glue the twine to the back of the football. Here is where you can add an extra piece of felt over top of the twine and hot glue if you want to. As soon as you are done gluing, your banner is done and ready to hang!
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The best part of this banner is that it folds down so small so you can save it and pull it out again next year! Check out some more amazing Cricut projects using felt below.
Angelic Sinova says
That felt football banner would be perfect for any Super Bowl or Game Day party! I’m not the biggest football fan but I’m a huge DIY/party planner lover.
robin rue says
That banner just too cute. It’s way easier to make than I would have thought. I bet there will be a lot of these on super bowl sunday!
Making the banner out of felt keeps the cost down and felt is easy to work with. Cute idea. My husband would be like thats nice now where is the hot wings. Sigh.
Kelly Reci says
I tell myself time and time again to get a Cricut. They are so convenient and can make the cutest and sweetest crafts. I absolutely ADORE your football theme!
Lisa Favre says
I think banners add so much to a party’s theme (I am obsessed with themed parties). I’m so used to just cutting everything by hand – I should really just get a cricut already!
Amber Myers says
This came out so good! I really need to pick up a cricut. I always hear how great it is. I’d make some Valentine’s Day decorations.
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
Those are totally cute! I don’t have a Cricut machine, even though I’d love to own one. However, a friend of mine does, so I’m gonna send this to her! Her family are also huge football fans.
Alli Smith says
This banner is so much prettier than the one I purchased for my football viewing party. I need a Cricut so I can make your football banner. It’s so cute!
Sarah Honey says
This banner is adorable for Game Day! I should make it for our Super Bowl Party.
Tomi C says
Always looking for decorations to make my Super Bowl /Birthday party stand out and this is a cute idea. One of my besties swears by her Cricut and I keep saying I just may have to buy one.
What a great idea! I could see this for a cute birthday party as well. You have so many fantastic felt ideas.
This is such a cute decoration for a football party. I need to make this for my next tailgate party.
Oh I love this football banner. It is perfect for the Super Bowl or for a kids’ birthday party. Wish I would have seen this before my nephew’s first football themed birthday party.
I love how this turned out! This would be something fun for my kids to make as well, they are always up for some craft projects.
I am totally not crafty, but this looks easy enough for me. I might have to give this a try the day before the big game this year.
I am loving this banner, very nicely done, I would see myself attempting this with my nephew
Our Family World says
The football banner looks great. However, I don’t usually decorate because I focus more on getting the food ready. I have a male dominant household and boy, can these males eat! Ha ha. I will save this idea though. The banner would work with other sports themed parties too.
Cyn Gagen says
That is super cute. I just got myself a Cricut Maker for Christmas so I’ll have to make one of my own.