11 Easy Crafts You Can Tackle in Four Quarters of Football
While I love watching a good football game, I hate that it takes up a good portion of my Saturday—a day normally reserved for catching up on craft projects. Luckily, on weekends when the team plays away, there are plenty of easy, practical crafts I can whip up while eating gameday food and keeping tabs on the scoreboard. Oh, the joys of multi-tasking! So, clear out a spot in your living room for these 11 football-approved projects you can tackle in four quarters or less.
Lighted Marquee Letters
Craft one of these bright, graphic letters in your team's colors for a fun tailgate decoration, or spell out an entire word to decorate your fall home. All you need is paint, paper mache letters and some string lights.
Make This: Lighted Marquee Letters
Succulent Place Settings
Get a head start on your Thanksgiving decor by crafting these chic succulent place settings. Made from votive holders, mini succulents and birchwood finishing veneer, these tiny terrariums can be assembled weeks before the holiday and double as favors for your guests to take home.
Make This: Mini Terrarium Place Settings
Copper Pipe Candelabra
Add industrial-chic flair to your space with this easy-to-make copper pipe candelabra. The finished product looks great on a fall tablescape!
Make This: Copper Pipe Candelabra
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Handmade Halloween Costumes
With Halloween just a few short weeks away, it's probably a good idea to start thinking about costumes for you and the kiddos. Instead of spending a ton of money on pre-made outfits this year, make your own from one of our DIY templates (sew and no-sew!). Isn't this froggy costume the cutest?
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Trendy Sunburst Mirror
Like spring, fall is also a great time to refresh your home with seasonal decorations or to simply add a few new decorative pieces to the walls. This gorgeous DIY sunburst mirror is very on-trend right now and is easily made from materials you likely already have on hand.
Make This: DIY Sunburst Mirror
Jute-Covered Monogram Wreath
If you haven't already, now is the perfect time to craft your fall wreath. Go rustic and simple with this jute-covered monogram decorated in pretty felt flowers, or get creative with one of these 8 DIY fall wreaths. (I love the one made from corn husks.)
Make This: Jute-Covered Monogram Wreath
Get the Kids Involved
If you have little ones running around, then splitting your attention between football and crafting could prove impossible. Keep little hands busy by giving the kiddos their own fun fall projects to work on or choose a craft you can make together, like these sparkling tin can lanterns.
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Oversized Paper Dahlias
Make a gorgeous fall statement in your home with these giant paper dahlias. Just one of these beautiful autumn blooms makes a unique front door decoration, or you can group several together for a stunning piece of 3-D wall art.
Make This: Giant Paper Dahlias
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Decorating pumpkins while watching a football game sounds like the best fall day ever. But pumpkin carving is definitely not something you want to do in the living room floor. So instead of dragging the TV out to the garage, consider a no-carve approach to your pumpkin decorating. You can design the perfect fall gourd without the mess—and the kids can help too!
Get Inspired: 8 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas
PSL Face Mask
If a venti PSL is your go-to fall beverage, then you'll be thrilled to know that the main ingredients in fall's favorite drink actually carry some pretty hefty skin benefits. In their raw forms, ingredients like pumpkin, coffee, honey, brown sugar and cinnamon are chock-full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that, when combined, create a spa-worthy face mask too delicious to resist.
Make This: Pumpkin Spice Latte Face Mask
Hand-Drawn String Art
This graphic string art project allows you to create a unique piece of wall art from your own, hand-drawn design. Drawing skills a little rusty? Simply print and trace a design you love for the same effect. The string and paint colors can be customized to match your home or your favorite team's colors.
Make This: Negative-Space String Art