Football Party Decor: DIY Football Drink Tub

If you’ve been around the blog for a while, then you know that we are BIG college football fans. With the college season over, the post-season is when we tend to get more interested in professional football. For the “Big Game”, we usually cheer for whichever team has any of our favorite former Huskers. This year a certain Nebraska-refernce has caught our attention, so we’re “team  #OmahaOmaha” all the way and excited for the big game! To celebrate all the football excitement right now, I’ve teamed up with and 12 other super creative bloggers to bring you some awesome DIY football party ideas…and one lucky reader will score a touchdown by winning a $200 e-gift card! My contribution to the party is this fun, DIY football drink tub. It’s perfect for your “Big Game” watch party! Football Party DIY Drink TubPutting this football drink tub together is really pretty easy! You just need a large metal bucket, some brown fabric (suede or faux leather makes it look more authentic), and white duct tape. The amount of fabric you’ll need depends on the size of your metal bucket. Mine is pretty large, so I bought a yard of 60″ fabric. I probably could have gotten away with .75 yard, but this way I have material leftover for making some other fun football projects. Making a football drink tubTo start, I measured the amount of fabric I’d need to wrap around the bucket. I folded the material in half lengthwise (ending up with a 60″ long folded strip) and I cut the fabric on the fold. I then folded one strip in half lengthwise again…which happened to fit on the metal bucket almost perfectly (with just enough left to fold under the bottom). Football Party Tub TutorialI put the folded edge around the top of the bucket since the open-cut edge gets tucked underneath. We wrapped the fabric around the bucket, using small rolled pieces of duct tape to attach the fabric to the tub. The open cut edge got folded under the bottom rim of the tub and stuck down with tape.
Duck Tape Football TubWith the bucket wrapped, all that’s left to do is to give the football some laces! For that, I used white Duck Tape. The center line is half the width of the tape and the laces are quarter-width. I find the tape tears easily. Put the tape on to make laces and then you’ve got a football drink bucket! Not only does the texture of the fabric look great (and hold up to any condensation), but it can easily be removed (and easily stored) once football season is over! DIY Football Drink TubAdd the drink bucket to a tablescape with a DIY football field table cover and football canister for utensils to make for a cute football-themed drink station!
Football Party Drink StationFun, right?! Now keep reading below to enter the giveaway and see some more super football ideas…

Here’s the group of participating bloggers:

We were asked how we would decorate for a fun Big Game party. Just look at the fun ideas that everyone came up with…

So many super football ideas! has so many Super Bowl sales going on right now that you can easily get prepped for your own super celebration. And, as a bonus, you’ve got a shot at winning a $200 e-gift card!  Football giveawayGiveaway: One lucky reader will win a $200 e-gift card! And the best part? You have a huge selection of option to choose from for your winnings! Sweet, right?! Enter via the rafflecopter widget below (Giveaway open to US Residents only).
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Football promotionAlso be sure to enter the Quarterback Sweepstakes on their site. They are giving away 160 Amazon gift cards and a Samsung LED HDTV! Lots of chances to win!

Will YOU be watching the “big game”? 

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with All ideas, opinions, and experiences are entirely my own.

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  1. says

    I love that bucket – I might try a modified version of this for a gaming party we host!

    As for the sales, I like the Motel 6 one – we are planning a family road trip this year, hopefully to Chicago, and plan on staying a couple places to show the kids some sites.

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