DIY Football Goalposts Party Centerpiece

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DIY Football Goalposts Party Centerpiece

Making miniature football goalposts is easy and fun to do!  They make a perfect football party centerpiece!

What you'll need

  • One 32-inch length of 1/2-inch wide white PVC pipe
  • One "tee" connector for 1/2-inch wide PVC pipe (slip-on; not screw-on)
  • Two "elbow" connectors for 1/2-inch wide PVC pipe (slip-on)
  • Wet foam block for floral or craft projects, bean bags, or other weighted stand
  • Decorative bucket
  • Decorative "grass"

How to make it

  1. DIY Football Goalposts Party Centerpiece made with PVC pipe

    At a hardware store, ask the store personnel to cut a 32-inch length of 1/2-inch PVC plumbing pipe (most stores do this readily at no additional charge).

    You can cut the pipe yourself if you prefer with a hacksaw or similar tool.

    With four cuts, cut the pipe into the following five lengths:

      - Two 7-inch lengths
      - Two 5-inch lengths
      - One (remaining) 8-inch length

    While at the store, don't forget your slip-on "Elbow" and "Tee" connectors! The project does not need any glue or teflon tape (often sold with plumbing pipes).

  2. At home, place the center of the Tee connector onto the longest length of pipe.

  3. Insert the two shortest lengths into each side of the Tee.

  4. Slip on an Elbow connector on each end of the two shortest lengths.

  5. Place the remaining, two 7-inch lengths into each elbow.

  6. Insert the long center base of your goalpost into the wet foam, or other weighted base, and set it up inside the decorative bucket.

  7. Place decorative grass inside the bucket.

  8. You can add printable decorations to your goalposts, as shown, if you like. If you're looking for free football printables, check out these at Catch My Party!

  9. Touchdown! Enjoy your football party... And I hope your favorite team wins!

    Photo credit: Michele.

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