Keep Your Beer Cold in a Football Pumpkin Cooler

Delight your guests on game day with this festive fall beer caddy.

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Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Pumpkin Football Cooler

Get crafty and make this fun football cooler for game day.

Gather Your Supplies

For this craft you will need: a hollow craft store pumpkin / tinted spray paint / grapevine garland / garden twine / scissors / fresh flowers / hot-glue gun / and a sharp knife.

Remove the Top

With a sharp knife, remove the top of the pumpkin.

Keep the Bottom

Wipe the base clean (if necessary) with a damp cloth and smooth any rough spots with the knife.

Tint the Pumpkin

In a well ventilated area, spread out newspaper and uniformly spray the pumpkin with a light brown tinted paint. Allow it to dry.

Prepare the Lacing

Cut strips of garden twine to resemble a football's lacing.

Glue on Main Seam

Use a hot-glue gun, to adhere the longest piece of twine horizontally onto the pumpkin.

Attach the Cross Seams

Glue on the small cross strips of twine to the pumpkin like so.

Let the Glue Dry

Let the pumpkin sit and allow the hot glue to dry.

Make the Flower Holder

Measure the top circumference of the pumpkin and cut a length of grapevine garland to fit snuggly inside the top of the pumpkin. Gently tuck it into the top of the pumpkin.

Make It Cool

Add ice to the pumpkin.

Add Fresh Flowers

Cut some lengths of fresh flower and tuck them into the grapevine garland to form a ring around the top of the pumpkin.

Fill it Up

Fill up your pumpkin cooler with beverages and then add a bit of water to the ice for the fresh flowers.