Mason Jar Football Centerpiece
Put yourself in the game day spirit with these Mason Jar Football Centerpieces. This is an easy craft and great for a game day party!
- Mason jars
- White duct tape
- Card stock green and brown, and your team colors
- Wood skewers or dowels
- Floral foam or styrofoam
- Self-healing cutting mat
- Craft knife
- White paint pen or white colored pencil
Measure out a 16-inch piece of white duct tape on your cutting mat. Cut that piece into four 4-inch long pieces. Cut each 4-inch long piece into 6 strips.
NOTE: I made 12 jars. You need five skinny strips for each jar. You get six skinny strips from each 4-inch piece of tape. So just figure ONE 4-inch strip of duct tape per jar.
Each jar has a seam. Look for it and place one of those long skinny strips along one seam, turn the jar over and repeat.
Now, cut the remaining strips on the cutting mat into one-inch pieces. Use your craft knife to lift a corner and place it on to the jar for the football stitches. You need 6 stitches on each strip, so 12 1-inch stitches on each jar.
Cut a piece of brown card stock so that when rolled up it fits inside your jar.
You can decorate your flags however you like. Our team is called The Panthers, and a paw print is our insignia.
Cut pennant triangles from card stock to make your flags. Decorate both sides.
To attach your pennant flags to your skewers, cut 1-inch long strips of duct tape and attach to the end of the flag, three on each.
Line the skewer up with the tape, turn the flag over then wrap the tape around the skewer and stick to the other side of the flag.
The last couple of steps are to insert the flag poles into floral foam and put them inside the jars.
To make the little football field mats that the jars sit on, simply cut green card stock into 6-inch squares, use a white paint pen and a ruler to draw lines across the card stock at one-inch intervals, then add four small lines in between each large line.