It’s Game Time! DIY Football Trivets

Attention football fans!  Do you host football parties for your friends, family and neighbors?  Do you attend football parties?  Well, today I’m sharing a fun way you can show off your football-loving-self!  Why not have some festive football cork trivets to serve the warm dishes on?  Better yet, why not give one to the host or hostess of the party? Wow their socks off! SCORE!

Football-Trivet-Crafts-Unleashed-2Supplies needed to make your own DIY football trivet:

I started by making a stencil for the stitching on the football.  You could free hand this, but I wanted to play it safe with a stencil.  So I found a football in the Silhouette store and ungrouped the details of the football to only have the stitching.

Silhouette Football to use for stencilI made it about 6″ in length, being the cork football measures about 14.4″ in length. Then I cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo.

Making stencil for footbal stitching on trivet Now we’re ready to get started!

Place stencil (unless you decide to hand draw) of your stitching onto the cork.

tracing and drawingI measured with a ruler for the lines on either side of the football.

tracing completeIt’s time for the fun part, a little burning (following the instructions on the woodburning tool package).

start burning the desing onto the corkSlow and steady is the key!  After about 10-15 minutes, you’re done.

wood burning completeWhat do you think?  I love how these football cork trivets turned out and I’m excited to have them around for par-tay time!

Football-Trivet-Crafts-UnleashedGo TEAM Go!  Pssst.  I used this same technique for every day cork trivets too, you can check that out here: DIY Cork Trivet. Happy Crafting, sweet friends!

About Kelly

Kelly is the crafter, cook and writer behind the creative lifestyle blog, There you will find that she blogs about DIY projects, crafts, recipes, and life’s moments. She has a love for vintage finds, the color turquoise and has a mild addiction to coffee. Kelly lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband and their two furry friends, Parker and Buster. Grab a cup of joe and stop by to say hello!


  1. Kris says

    How cute and fun! SUPER creative way to use cork. I may just have to try this out. :) …and being a football fan makes it all the more fun! THANKS FOR SHARING!

  2. JaneEllen says

    Oh for heavens sakes, those are so blasted cute. I have got to make some. Don’t have your Cameo but do have a roll of cork I’ve been moving from one spot in craft room to another (for years). Finally found something I’d really love to make out of it. It’s about time. I’ll find a football template somewhere. Those would be great little gifts also for football watching friends. Such a great post, love, love it. Sure glad you shared this. Happy week


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