Homemade Football Flatware Holder (Made From A Soup Can)

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! Get ready for your perfect football party with this homemade football flatware holder -- made from a soup can! It's perfect for your Super Bowl party or your next tailgate.I keep telling Pete that when we have a house, we’re going to have themed parties. Every week, though, we’ll have football parties. That’s the definite plan. We have them ourselves now, but it would be fun to have people over to watch the game.

When we do, I’ll definitely be breaking out this homemade football flatware holder. For now, we’ll use it for our own game watching.

It was pretty easy to make, plus I only used items that I had at home. I love crafts where I have everything already. I will caution you to be careful. When I was washing the inside of the can, I slit my hand real bad on the edge. It happened so quickly — and painfully. It wasn’t anything a Band-Aid couldn’t fix, but next time, I would definitely stick this in the dishwasher instead. Just in case.

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! Get ready for your perfect football party with this homemade football flatware holder -- made from a soup can! It's perfect for your Super Bowl party or your next tailgate.

Homemade Football Flatware Holder

What You’ll Need:

*Note: I used this paper sheet package from Oriental Trading. It’s thicker and less fibrous than traditional construction paper, so it can take a beating.

What You’ll Do:

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! Get ready for your perfect football party with this homemade football flatware holder -- made from a soup can! It's perfect for your Super Bowl party or your next tailgate.

Peel the label off the can. Wash and dry it very carefully.

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! Get ready for your perfect football party with this homemade football flatware holder -- made from a soup can! It's perfect for your Super Bowl party or your next tailgate.

Measure the brown paper against the can. Make a small crease as a measurement line, using the edge of the can as a guide. That will help your paper to be slightly higher than the can itself.

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! Get ready for your perfect football party with this homemade football flatware holder -- made from a soup can! It's perfect for your Super Bowl party or your next tailgate.

Use the paper trimmer to cut the paper (a paper trimmer is amazing, by the way. It quickly and accurately cuts for you so you don’t get potentially wobbly lines like scissors give). You don’t have to trim it otherwise. That’s why the Progresso can is really great. It’s exactly the right size for this 11-inch sheet of paper.

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! Get ready for your perfect football party with this homemade football flatware holder -- made from a soup can! It's perfect for your Super Bowl party or your next tailgate.

Trim 1/8 of an inch of white paper.

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! Get ready for your perfect football party with this homemade football flatware holder -- made from a soup can! It's perfect for your Super Bowl party or your next tailgate.

Cut that strip in half, then cut the second half in quarters.

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! Get ready for your perfect football party with this homemade football flatware holder -- made from a soup can! It's perfect for your Super Bowl party or your next tailgate.

Glue the largest piece down the center of the brown paper.

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! Get ready for your perfect football party with this homemade football flatware holder -- made from a soup can! It's perfect for your Super Bowl party or your next tailgate.

Glue the four smaller pieces across the large white strip. Try to make them evenly spaced apart.

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! Get ready for your perfect football party with this homemade football flatware holder -- made from a soup can! It's perfect for your Super Bowl party or your next tailgate.

Add glue around the flat parts of the can. Again, be careful when you’re doing this. Use the middle as a place to hold, not the inside of the can.

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! Get ready for your perfect football party with this homemade football flatware holder -- made from a soup can! It's perfect for your Super Bowl party or your next tailgate.

Affix the paper to the can. Let it dry, then use it for your flatware.

30 Comments

  1. Jennifer Herman says:

    This craft project is really cute! I have nephews and I will have to tell them about this one – they love football!

  2. Sarah L says:

    That’s a fun and easy craft for kids to do. Thanks.

  3. Kari Starr says:

    Love this for Sunday Funday

  4. love this my youngest is a big football fan he’ll get a kick out of it thanks for sharing visiting from making monday

  5. Cute and simple – love it! Thanks so much for sharing on the Monday Funday Party!

  6. Pinned. Thanks so much for this fun tutorial. Linda at Crafts a la Mode

  7. Ronda says:

    Hi! Coming over from @KitchenDreaming Please drop by and link up at our Party this week at #theWeekendSocial! We’d be very happy to have you over. http://goo.gl/KyrL9V

  8. This is so clever!! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark. Hope you’ll join us again this week :)

  9. Candace says:

    Such a great idea! Thanks for linking up with the Creative Spark Link Party!

  10. Gracious, that is so cute. I’m not into sports but I sure do love getting together for the social part of it. :)

  11. Jenna says:

    Love this! Because I’m a Southern gal and all and we love our football! Thanks so much for stopping by to link up at the Best of the Weekend link party!

  12. Aspen Jay says:

    Oh I LOVED themed parties!!! So glad that you are going to be throwing them when you get a house. It just makes partying that much better. :) This craft is such a cute way to ad a little something to your football parties. Thanks for sharing with us at Talented Tuesday! Hope you are having a great day!
    Cheers,
    Aspen Jay

  13. Betty says:

    I love this idea for the football season and football fans.

  14. Tiffany says:

    Oh my gosh this so cute! I am always so impressed with the ideas that people come up with. I love football and now this gives me ideas for our next football party. Go Broncos!

  15. Cathy says:

    What a great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing this on MMM! I am featuring this at this week’s party! See you tomorrow! :-)
    Cathy

  16. This looks so cute! Pinned and tweeted.

  17. Laurie says:

    Clever! Pinned and tweeted to share.

  18. Jennifer says:

    Such a cute idea!

  19. Olivia says:

    This is such a cute budget friendly idea for game day or even a little boys birthday party.

  20. Artantana says:

    Such a lovely idea! Got to try this out :)Have a great day ahead!

  21. Terri S says:

    These are so cute! I love them! Thank you for sharing.

  22. Edye says:

    Super cute! Great for football season!

    Blessings,
    Edye

  23. Sandra Garth says:

    Easy, inexpensive and endless possibilities! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend!

  24. Cindy Magee says:

    Love this idea! :) We don’t watch a bunch of football but have hosted the superbowl a bunch in the past. I’ll have to use this next January! (visiting from Home Matters Linky Party

  25. Susan says:

    I love a good repurposing project and this is a fun one, for sure. Pinning now.

  26. Robin says:

    This is such a cute idea, and the best part is that it’s easy enough to keep the kids busy while I’m cooking.

  27. Cute and simple Great for football parties. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!
    Kim

  28. Angie Rose says:

    Looks so easy and it’s really cute!