Super bowl football banner


finished garland 2  finished garland

This football garland is easy to sew and is great for Super Bowl parties. If you don’t sew it could be put together with hot glue. You could personalize it by adding your team’s logo in felt or even print it off on fabric paper. Use it for all your football parties!


  • brown felt
  • string for stitching
  • polyfill stuffing

football pattern

Step 1.

Cut out two football shapes for each football from the brown felt.

tie a knot at end of thread and push needle through  make line  push needle through as shown  push needle through to make the first stitch  repeat this all the way across the line  stitching

Step 2.

Put some string on a darning needle and tie a knot in the end. Make a line by pulling the string through to the front from the back. The knot will hold it in place from the back. Take the needle and push it through the other side making a line. Next you will bring the needle to the front from the back as shown in the third picture. Bring it over the top and through the other side to make a stitch. Repeat this all the way across. You could glue small pieces of felt for the stitching but I think it’s a lot easier to do it this way.

pin two footballs together leaving an opening in the bottom to stuff  fill with stuffing

Step 3.

Pin two pieces together and stitch around football leaving an opening in the bottom to stuff. Lightly stuff and then hand stitch or glue shut. You can also hot glue the pieces together instead of sewing.

step 1 to make x  step 2 to make xx  step 3 to make x  completed x

Step 4.

I joined mine together by making X’s but you could use buttons, large paper fasteners, or glue. To make X’s thread the string through the darning needle and  follow the steps above.

pull the cord through the end of football chain   tie ring on with cord   ring on the end of each football

Step 5.

I decided to hang mine with a plastic O ring but you can make a loop with the string or just tack it up or use a small nail.

close up of finished banner 



About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.