Football season has finally arrived and that means tailgating! You’ve honed your skills into a true art form cooking great food, wearing team colors, and accessorizing your wheels. Why not go all out to impress the parking lot crowd down to the last detail?
Our DIY tailgating utensil holders are a fantastic way to distribute silverware while showing off your team spirit! Our simple directions and Everyday Dishes & DIY free tailgating printables make enough utensil holders for 16 avid fans.
Just use scissors to trim brown paper sacks with a decorative edge, choosing a bag size that allows utensils to peek out of the top. Print our free printables on colored paper or card stock to create footballs, football fields, and blank helmets and cut them out.
Decorate helmets with team stickers or initials, then hot glue images onto bags. Use rival team colors to mix and match napkins and utensils. All you need is the roar of approval and a win to make your tailgate the best ever!
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How to make tailgating utensil holders
- [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Kraft-Paper-Bags-pack/dp/B00ANR9ZHY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1371839585&sr=8-4&keywords=small+kraft+paper+sacks” target=”_blank” title=”Small Kraft Paper Sacks”]small kraft paper sacks[/url] (3 ½” x 2″ x 6 ¾”)
- [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-Scissor-Edger-Scallop-Each/dp/B003DKIBUK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1371839822&sr=8-6&keywords=scallop+scissors” target=”_blank” title=”Scallop Scissors”]scallop scissors[/url]
- tailgating utensil holders printables
- colored card stock paper
- hot glue gun
- Measure 2½” from top of sack, mark with pencil.
- Trim off top of sack using scallop scissor, bag should measure 4¼”.
- Download the tailgating utensil holders printables and open in [url href=”http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/” target=”_blank” title=”Adobe Reader”]Adobe Reader[/url].
- Print out the [url href=”http://everydaydishes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/printable-tailgating-utensil-holders-ohio-helmets-everydaydishes_com.pdf” target=”_blank” title=”Tailgating utensil holders – Ohio helmets”]Ohio helmets[/url], [url href=”http://everydaydishes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/printable-tailgating-utensil-holders-michigan-helmets-everydaydishes_com.pdf” target=”_blank” title=”Tailgating utensil holders – Michigan helmets”]Michigan helmets[/url], [url href=”http://everydaydishes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/printable-tailgating-utensil-holders-blank-helmets-everydaydishes_com.pdf” target=”_blank” title=”Tailgating utensil holders – blank helmets”]blank helmets[/url], [url href=”http://everydaydishes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/printable-tailgating-utensil-holders-blank-footballs-everydaydishes_com.pdf” target=”_blank” title=”Tailgating utensil holders – footballs”]footballs[/url] or [url href=”http://everydaydishes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/printable-tailgating-utensil-holders-football-field-everydaydishes_com.pdf” target=”_blank” title=”Tailgating utensil holders – football field”]football fields[/url] on colored card stock. Cut out images.
- Lay bags flat on hard surface.
- Hot glue cut-out images to front of bag, layer images as we did to add dimension.
- Open and stand bags up and insert napkin, silverware, straws, and other team-spirited goodies!