Are you ready for some football?! If that doesn’t bring images of Hank Williams, Jr. to your mind you are missing out. Before you go any further, you should totally watch it… You back? Now that you’re pumped, find out how to show your team spirit with a DIY football noisemaker.
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I love football! So much so that during the last Bengals game I was sick in bed and my husband was texting me game updates from the family room. (Yes, I was a little smug when my team beat his.)
I’ve even done a paint and sip where we made an awesome piece of Bengals artwork. It just gets me excited and pumped up. That’s why I want to find new ways to show my team spirit, like this DIY football noisemaker.
I saw the water bottle in the store and a light bulb went off. Thank you Dollar Tree for the constant influx of inspiration. Now, you can support your team too with this super easy project.
First, remove the tags and any stickers from your water bottle.
- If you water bottle has a sticker on it, make sure you wash the sticky residue off before moving on.
Then, unclip the strap from the water bottle and set it to the side.
Next, cover your water bottle in spray paint on all sides and let it dry.
- You may have to spray one side, let it dry, then turn over and spray the opposite side.
After your spray paint has dried, check your water bottle for any gaps in paint. Fill in those gaps with more spray paint. Again, allow your paint to dry.
Next, use your acrylic paint in the secondary team color to paint the team initial or design. For example, I’m a Bengals fan so I painted tiger stripes on my water bottle. If I were making this for my husband (who is a Colts fan), I would paint the horseshoe or a block letter “C” on it. Do what works for your team.
Then allow your acrylic paint to dry completely before moving on.
After you paint has dried, go back over your lines and darken them with a second coat of acrylic paint.
After your acrylic paint has dried, take your lid off of the water bottle and add your washers to the bottle.
Then put the lid back on and seal your washer-filled water bottle with acrylic sealant.
- Again, you may have to spray one side, let it dry, and then spray the other side.
Lastly, reattach the strap to your water bottle. This makes it easy to carry at the game (or tailgating).
Now you have the perfect DIY football noisemaker to support your favorite team! It’s also so inexpensive to make that you can make one to support your kid’s school team, your favorite college team, and your NFL giant. Then you’ll be ready for every game!
Before you go, the football lover in me has to know who your favorite team is. Let me know in the comments (unless you’re a Steelers fan lol).
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