My family takes football to a who new level.  We don’t just watch football, we plan birthdays, vacations, and, well, life around game day.  Football is serious business.  And there’s no better way to watch a football game than with friends.  It’s pretty much a given that if it’s a Saturday or Sunday during the fall, we have the game on and a crowd over.  It’s just the way it is.

So when I heard that MARS was offering special game day themed SNICKERS® Bars bearing the game terms I’ve come to know so well like “Touchdown”, “Tackled”, “Sacked”, I knew I wanted a few for our next game day get together.  We always have a table with food set up for our guests and I was sure that they would be the perfect addition.  But the curiosity got the best of me when I went out to CVS and not only found SNICKERS® Bars, but also found SNICKERS® Crisper.  I’d never even heard of SNICKERS® Crisper and thought it perfect opportunity to try one since I had a coupon.

If you’ve never had one before, in addition to milk chocolate, peanuts and caramel, SNICKERS® Crisper is packed with crisp rice on the bottom giving you a crisp bite as you snack.  It’s really quite delicious!snickers-crispy

As I sat there sampling my very first SNICKERS® Crisper I started to think a little more about my game day spread.  I quickly realized that I had all the food accounted for, but no decor.  As I mentally scrambled to come up with something to decorate my table, I remembered a craft that I’d wanted to try, but looked a bit too difficult.  It involved making making a jar into a football by painting the inside of the jar and creating laces out of craft tape.  Craft tape and I don’t really get along, so I figured that it was time to put my own spin on it.  Instead of painting the inside of the jar, I’d paint the outside.  And there’s no need for craft tape if white paint will do the job.

In the end, I think it turned out great!  It was easy to make and the perfect addition to my game day table when we had people over last Saturday!game-day-decor-on-table

You will need:
Mason jar
Brown paint
White paint
Paint brush
Fall leaves/flowers
Decorative ribbongame-day-decor-craft-materials

Step 1 – Paint the outside of your jar using the brown paint.  I chose not to paint the very top of the jar, but it’s up to you.  Allow paint to dry completely.football-mason-jar-in-process

Tip: I was going to use a regular size jar for this craft (shown in the supply photo), but at the last minute decided to use a bigger jar (shown in the painting photo).  Due to the size of the fall sprigs that I picked up, I think the bigger jar worked out a little better, but don’t worry if you can’t find one.

Step 2 – Using a narrower paint brush, paint on the white laces using your white paint.  Set aside to dry.

Step 3 – Tie a ribbon around the top of the jar.

Step 4 – Finally, insert your fall sprigs and place your new vase on your game day table.  I used some fake fall leaves because fall hasn’t exactly happened here in South Florida just yet, but if you live in a place where fall is in full swing, real fall sprigs would look great in this vase.diy-game-day-decor-mason-jar-football-vase

For more ways to celebrate game day, be sure to visit CVS, your one stop shop for everything game day related!  How do you decorate your game day table?

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