How to Make DIY Super Bowl Party Decor

21 Materials
1 Hour

Are you hosting a Super Bowl party this year? I suggest these easy DIY Super Bowl party decor ideas!

I’m also sharing links to all of my store bought decor items at the end of this post, so keep scrolling.

We’re hosting a small family gathering (this post is pre-Covid) and are soooo excited that after 50 long years our beloved Kansas City Chiefs are finally in it! I’ve done some DIY football party decor projects before, but never any with this much excitement! 🙂

All supplies for all projects are linked here.

Let’s start with the handful of DIY items I made then move onto the store bought stuff after. Sound good?

DIY goal post

This one ended up being even easier than I expected and only required a few materials.

• 12″ Wooden dowel rods

• Hot glue gun and glue

• Spray paint in yellow and green

• Floral foam block (square or rectangle)

Spray paint your dowel rods yellow or any color you desire, which usually requires two coats.Do the same to your foam block using green. I only had to do one coat on this piece.

Once your spray paint dries, the project moves very quickly.

Push one dowel rod through the center of the foam block all the way through the foam.

Take another dowel and hot glue it horizontally centered on the first rod.

Hold in place for about 10-15 seconds until the glue is dry.I didn’t expect hot glue to be strong enough to hold the weight, but it does the trick for a decor piece.If you plan on using the goal post for a game I recommend adding some epoxy to make it more sturdy.

Next hot glue the third rod vertically to the end of the horizontal bar, and hold in place until dry.

Repeat the same exact step on the other side.That’s it! You have a really cool DIY goal post

I made one of these a few years ago using yellow drinking straws, but this one was actually much easier and turned out cuter I think.

DIY Super Bowl trophy

Want an even easier one? How about a cute trophy?

• Small foam football toy

• Small terra cotta pot (or anything similar you can find)

• Gold or silver spray paint

• Hot glue gun and glue

Spray the football and pot with once coat of metallic spray paint and let dry.

Add a large amount of hot glue to the bottom of the football and place onto the bottom of the pot.

Hold for 10 seconds until the glue dries.

DIY football field placemat

• Green felt sheet

• White tape – thick or thin (this works best)

• Scissors

• White number stickers

I only had a 3/4″ white tape on hand, but a thinner tape would have worked much better for this project and would have allowed for more yard lined to be added.

Fold the excess tape to the backside of the felt and repeat this step as many times as you can fit onto your felt sheet while still allowing room for your number stickers.

The stickers don’t permanently stick to the felt, but work fine for a a few days.I like to use place mats like these as a layering piece on the table.

DIY pennant banner

I think a couple banners really adds the finishing touch to any part setup and I always like making my own with a handful of supplies.

• Foam sheets in your favorite team colors

• Scissors

• Hole punch

• Ribbon or yarn

• Sporty iron on letters or stickers

• Hot glue gun and glue

Decide how many pennant triangles you want to use for your banner and cut them out of the foam sheets. I just eyeball the cuts, but you can use a ruler if that helps.

I chose to do 6 triangles — three red, three yellow.Using your hole punch, punch a hole at the top two corners of each triangle.

Once all holes are punched, string your ribbon or yard through the holes through the front ensuring that the strand of ribbon is behind each of the triangles.

After all triangles are strung up it’s time to add the letter stickers or iron ons.

I decided to use the iron on letters since I already had them on hand, but wanted to lightly hot glue them down instead of using an iron, which would melt the foam triangles.

DIY foam football banner

• Brown craft foam sheet

• Scissors

• Pen for template making

• A football shaped object. I used this dip bowl.

• White tape – thick or thin (this works best)

• Ribbon or yarn

• Mini craft clothes pins

• Colored tassels (optional)

Decide how many footballs you want to make for your banner, and trace your football shaped item filling the foam sheet.

Cut out all of the footballs with your scissors.

Take your tape and cut stripes for the vertical lace, then three horizontal laces. I cut my thicker white tape in half for this one.

This project moves super quickly!

Cut your ribbon or yarn and gather one mini clothes pin for each football. Clip the footballs evenly onto the string.

You can take it a step further and add tassels in your team colors in between. I like this extra flair!

And here are both DIY banners stacked together! Fun, huh?

Chocolate covered strawberry footballs

I even decided to up the fun even more and make some quick chocolate covered strawberries with icing laces.

• Dipping cholocate

• White icing

• Fresh strawberries

Wash and dry your strawberries, and melt the chocolate following the directions on the packaging. It took me about a minute to melt the chocolates in the microwave.

Dip the strawberries into the chocolate until they’re mostly covered, and then put them in the freezer for a few minutes to help the chocolate harden.One hardened, draw the laces on the chocolate.

After a few tries, I found it was easier to draw the horizontal laces first, then draw the vertical last.

These chocolate dipped strawberry footballs will really wow your guests. They won’t know they only took you a few minutes to make them!

That does it for my DIY Super Bowl party decor. Are you looking for ideas of the items I bought at the store?

Unfortunately I can't add any more photos to this post because I'm at my limit. If you want to see images and links to all the store-bought decor, please head to my blog post linked at the beginning of this post.

That does it for my DIY Super Bowl party decor ideas! I had so much fun styling this set up.What do you think?T

here’s an excitement in Kansas City very similar to when the Royals won the World Series in 2015. I can’t wait for the big game and hope the Chiefs come out champions! Any other Chiefs fans out there?

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Audrey Kuether
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  • Jib Jib on Feb 15, 2022

    What did you paint black for the door

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