DIY: Touchdown Tablesetting

by Kristina Domitrovich

Spruce up game day gatherings with this touchdown table-setting. Tip: Find turf in the specialty section of your local fabric store.




  • Wooden oval shapes (3 x 4.15 inches)
  • Dark brown leather
  • Ball-point pen
  • White rope or twine
  • White permanent marker
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Heavy-duty scissors


  1. Trace the wooden ovals onto the backside of the leather using a pen. Cut out the leather. Hot-glue the leather onto the wooden ovals.
  2. Use dots of hot glue to rim the ovals in the white rope –– make sure to hide where the wood and the leather meet.
  3. Use the white marker to draw the football laces in the center of the coaster.




  • Turf*
  • White paint
  • Flat-tipped paint brush
  • Heavy-duty scissors

*The shorter the shag of the turf, the easier it will be to work with.


  1. Cut four 18×14-inch placemats, or more as needed.
  2. Along one horizontal side, paint several lines to indicate the markers on a football field. Vary the lengths between 2 inches and 1 inch.
  3. Dry completely before using.


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