football field table runner

How To Make a Football Field Table Runner

Football field table runnerMr. T and I hosted a little get together the evening that MSU played Ohio State. It was complete with buffalo chicken dip, seven layer dip, chocolate chip cookie dough dip shaped like a football, and our boozy apple cider. While we were prepping for the festivities, we wanted to add a little decor to the table. I had some leftover green felt from another project, but they were just small squares and there wasn't enough to cover the whole table. So after playing around with some ideas, I thought of the genius idea to put the squares together as a runner. Turns out it was a super easy project that added a little something to our decor. Here's how to make a football field table runner with a few inexpensive supplies.

What you'll need:

(sorry I didn't take a picture of all the supplies!)

  • Green felt (I used four squares, but you can use one large piece or more depending on what you want and how big your table is)
  • Masking tape
  • Chalk maker (I chose this because we have so many of them leftover from the wedding. But I found that it actually makes a really awesome looking line that almost looks like the lines they paint on the field. Even Mr. T said so.)
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Stencils

Here's what you need to do:

Football field table runner

Start by taping the squares together. You won't see the tape since it's on the back side. I'm sure you could use glue, but I didn't have time to let it dry and I was afraid it wouldn't stay as well.

Football field table runner

Draw a line in the middle. You can measure or just eyeball it. That is your 50 yard line and it will be your starting point.


Then you will need to draw for more lines on each side of the 50 yard line for the 12, 20, 30, and 40 yard lines. You will want to measure because you obviously want them to be evenly spaced or it won't look like a football field. Mr. T helped with this part.

Football field table runner

Using the stencil (unless you have really neat writing and the ability to make awesome block numbers), draw the numbers for each line. The 1,2,3,4, or 5 should be on one side and the 0 should be on the other. Repeat on both sides.

You could make a G at the end of the runner to show the goal or you could even write in your teams or be creative to make it look more like a football. We chose not to do this because it made it way too busy.

You can also put in the marks for the yards in between each 10 yards, but, again, we chose not to do this since it would make it look to busy.

Then just put it in the middle of your table and put all of your snacks out (I should have taken a picture of the table when it was all together. It looked amazing!)