11 Easy Crafts You Can Tackle in Four Quarters of Football

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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

Red Marquee Letters Spelling "Fall"

How to Make Marquee Letters

Usher in Fall with the warm glow of these vintage inspired marquee letters.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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.

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.

Copper Pipe Candelabra

copper pipe candelabra

Copper Pipe Candelabra

Make a one-of-a-kind candelabra using copper piping and contact cement.

and Danmade

Add industrial-chic flair to your space with this easy-to-make copper pipe candelabra. The finished product looks great on a fall tablescape!

DIY Copper Pipe Candelabra 02:17

Dan Faires makes a geometric industrial candelabra out of copper piping and contact cement.

Handmade Halloween Costumes

Your trick-or-treater will be hopping with excitem

Your trick-or-treater will be hopping with excitem

Your trick-or-treater will be hopping with excitement over this fun frog costume

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?

Trendy Sunburst Mirror

Magnificent Sunburst Mirror

Magnificent Mirror

This bold sunburst mirror commands its wall space; below is a rustic repurposed end table with expressive black circles complementing the theme, and color is drawn from a vintage robins egg blue lamp.

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

Jute-Covered Letter With Ribbon and Felt Roses

Jute-Covered Monogram Wreath

Personalize your door for fall with this gorgeous DIY craft-store 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.)

Get the Kids Involved

Illuminated Tin Can Lanterns for Night

Enchanting Tin Can Lanterns

These tin can lanterns are so simple to make that the kids can help — and so special when the sun goes down.

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.

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

DIY Giant Paper Dahlia 02:43

On Crafternoon, Marianne demonstrates how to make a simple but gorgeous giant paper dahlia.

No-Carve Pumpkins

Decoupaged White Pumpkins With Pink & Blue Flowers

Decoupaged White Pumpkins With Pink & Blue Flowers

Use printed napkins and Mod Podge to create an elegant take on Halloween pumpkins.

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

Photo by: Jessica Yonker

Jessica Yonker

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.

Monogrammed String Art

Detail Photo of Art Grouping

Detail of Art Grouping

A grouping of varied art features in this close-up photo.

This graphic string art project allows you to create a unique piece of personalized wall art. Simply print a starburst monogram template, hammer nails into the pattern and apply string. The string and paint colors can be customized to match your home or your favorite team's colors.

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