Football season is upon us! If you’re hosting Game Day at your house, and you’re looking for fun ways to serve up your party food, look no further than these easy to make football coasters and matching trivet. The best part? They can be made quickly, inexpensively, and can be customized to your favorite team’s colors!

2 cork placemats (Old Time Pottery)
Brown felt
Needle & thread
Football coaster template
Football trivet template 1 and 2

Print and cut out the football coaster template. Place it on the back of the coaster and trace it with a Sharpie. Cut out.

Print and cut out the two trivet templates and tape them together to form a large football. Trace the template on the back of one of the placemats and cut out the shape.

Line up the template over the back of each football and use a paper piercer or needle mark the ends of the football’s laces. Mark those holes with a Sharpie so you can easily find them while stitching.

To add the laces, begin with the long stitch down the center. Then go back and add the short stitches over the long stitch. Follow the Sharpie spots you marked on the back of the coasters. Repeat with the trivet.

To hide the stitching on the back of the coasters and trivet, we are going to glue them to felt. Use a hot glue gun around the edges of the coaster and press onto a piece of felt. Once dry, trim the felt to the size of the cork football.

The trivet will require two pieces of felt. Glue one piece to the back of the trivet then line up a second piece right next to it.

These footballs are pretty generic making them great for any college football or pro football games you and your friends may watch. If you’re a die hard for a specific team you can easily customize these with a color scheme. You can even stitch the name of the team on the trivet to further personalize it.

Written by The Scrap Shoppe
Michele is the creator behind The Scrap Shoppe, a craft and DIY blog. She is a wife and mommy to 2 fun little boys. She gave up a job in science to pursue her dream of spending more time with her boys and becoming a full time blogger. The Scrap Shoppe focuses on creating fun, creative, and unique craft and DIY projects for the home that anyone can recreate.


  1. Helen at Pleasures of the NW September 18, 2016 at 1:22 PM Reply

    Visiting from the Sunday’s Best party – I love these coasters – what a great idea! Would love to have you join the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  2. Across the Boulevard (@AcrosstheBlvd) September 24, 2016 at 8:59 AM Reply

    Your trivet and coasters look great! What a creative idea. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make Party. I’ll be featuring this at today’s party. Hope to see you there, Michele.

  3. Jamie September 27, 2016 at 7:58 PM Reply

    How adorable are these! I’ll have to pass this post along Kerry and Lucy that I blog with, as they are both huge football fans!

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