Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pretzel Footballs - Perfect for the Superbowl

In our house it's football smootball. We only watch the Superbowl. We are a baseball and basketball family. My husband and son also like auto racing and I watch tennis. We just don't have the time or inclination to watch football.

So once a year I post a little football idea (right before the Superbowl).

I made these footballs by using brown lunch bags.

For this project you will need:


Brown lunch bags

White embroidery thread

Brown marker


Large needle

Freehand draw a football - don't draw on the bottom area of the bag.

Cut out the football - this will come out in two layers. Set the bottom layer aside and stitch your top layer lace design.

I used these football shaped pretzels to stuff the brown paper bag footballs. I bought these at Cost Plus World Market.

Aren't these football pretzels perfect to serve during the Superbowl or a Tailgate party?

Now neatly sew the top and bottom pieces together. Be careful when sewing on paper - it can easily rip  or tear.

Once the football is almost completely sewn start adding the football pretzels and complete sewing all the way around.

These would be cute snacks for any football party. You could write your favorite team on the football. These would also be a wonderful party favor.

I hope your favorite team wins!