It’s Friday and it’s September, which means that football fans everywhere are getting ready for a little Friday night or Sunday afternoon action (or both). To get in the spirit, I thought it would be fun to share a few sports theme craft projects from my collection of vintage craft books. Plus, I have a football centerpiece idea from StyrofoamCrafts.com that would be fun for a homecoming or other football party.
Bear Buddies by Lois Pritzlaff was published in 1987 by Kappie Originals, Ltd. As you can see, chenille bumps and stems were all the rage back then (actually, they’re still popular today, especially for children’s crafts). These were pretty easy crafts and used basic supplies, like felt, pompoms and STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam.
It would be easy to dress the Football Bear and Cheerleader Bear in team colors. I think they would still be popular today, don’t you?
For a real look back, here’s a Football Centerpiece from a 1966 KAP Kraft book – almost 50 years ago! There’s a LeeWards price tag on the book, and I don’t think that craft store chain has been around for quite some time.
If you’re hosting a homecoming bash or Sunday afternoon football party, StyrofoamCrafts.com has a Sports Centerpiece that would be perfect. Change up the paint colors and customize it to cheer on your favorite team.
And speaking of cheers, let’s hear it for our two winners who will receive the holiday edition of Stitch Craft Create magazine and a craft apron. Congratulations to #10 Kathy H. and #24 Nancy. Please contact me to arrange for shipping. Thank you to all of my readers who responded and provided feedback. I hope you’ll continue to share your comments.
I’m curious – do you like the Bear Buddies? Would you make these bears today? Should I include the instructions next time?
Thanks for stopping in today. Happy crafting!