DIY: Are you ready for some football…straws?

Today I would like to dedicate some craftiness to one of my all-time favorite fall activities…football!  While I tend to gravitate towards college football, this craft could just as easily apply for the pros.  Regardless of what your favorite tailgate beverage might be, I can assure you it will look much more festive when sipped casually through one of these cuties. 😉

Ready to make some of your very own?

Supplies Needed:

  • Cardstock in your favorite team’s colors
  • Straws, also in your favorite team’s colors
  • Glue or Glue Stick
  • Helmet Punch (or die cuts from your favorite machine, you will need two helmets for each straw)



  1. Punch out your helmets.  For this version of this process I used my Silhouette to quickly cut out my helmets using some cardstock I had left over from another project.   You will need two helmets for each straw you want to make.
  2. Using your glue cover the back of one helmet. I use a glue stick when I want to whip these up really quickly, but choose to use paper glue for the ones I sell in my store).
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  4. Carefully layer the second helmet onto the first, taking care to line up the edges all the way around. Make sure you press to seal the pieces together around the straw.DPPhelmetstraw11
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  6. Repeat for the remainder of your straws

Wouldn’t these look fun for a sport themed birthday party as well?


Total Cost: $1 and up

See quick, easy…and cute! Will you decorate for your tailgate area this year? Can you guess who my team of choice is based on these colors?

War Eagle!

Like these but have no time to make your own?
Check out my shop and message me about creating a set custom for you!

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  4. What a great post! I like how you incorporate cars into a lot of your activities. My students always seem to be instantaneously engaged when you bring cars into the picture. Thanks for sharing!Lisa

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  6. Such a fab idea, could be adapted for any event! I have just featured this in my blog, would love if you could check it out!

    Amy x

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  7. haha, cute. the one photo near the end where you’re holding the helmet upside-down looks like a bird with something in its beak, to me. 😛

    happy friday!

    • you know, it really does but I would have never noticed had you not pointed it out! 🙂 Happy Friday!!

  8. Super cute! These would be perfect for a Super Bowl party.

  9. Those are tres cute! Perfect for party animals!

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