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DIY Football Field Serving Tray

Planning a Super Bowl party for friends soon? Try your hand at making a DIY football field serving tray for the snacks you serve!

It’s football season and we are all in on game day snacks and treats.

While Sean loves it for the sport, I have to get invested in other ways. Themed crafts and recipes make me excited for Sunday afternoons and feel slightly involved in the festivities.

If you’re planning to host a party for the Super Bowl, show off your crafty skills by serving up your party snacks on a fun football field tray.

This is an easy craft project that doesn’t require many materials. Make one today before the big game!

DIY football field serving tray - Charleston Crafted

How to make a football field tray

All you need is a rectangular tray (this was a wooden one from a craft store under $5) and a small amount of astroturf. You can pick this up on Amazon, but they also have it at your local home improvement store and you can buy a much smaller piece.

I got a whole roll of it and plan on making several football themed “grass” serving pieces this season.

DIY Football Field Serving Tray - Charleston Crafted

Step one: prepare tray

First, I spray painted my tray white. This was totally optional but it gave it the look that I was going for.

You could choose to paint the tray to match the team you’re rooting for or to match your existing decor. Either way, this is easy to make your own.

Step two: cut astroturf

Next, I cut a rectangle of astroturf the size of the tray and just sat it inside. You could hot glue the turf down if you want to keep it as a football tray forever, but if you might want to use the tray differently, make the turf removable.

Step three: attach yard lines

Next, I used white ribbon to create “yard lines” going across the “field.”

Players beware – this field is not to scale 🙂

For these, I simply put a small bead of hot glue along the back of the ribbon and then laid it down on the turf.

DIY football field serving tray craft

This tray could be used to serve any football treats for your party. It looks great and is a subtle way to show off the football theme without trying too hard.

If you are a crafty person that wants to impress your guests at your next party, try making this DIY football field serving tray today!

Before you go!

You might also like these DIY trays:

DIY Football Field Serving Tray - Charleston Crafted
Yield: 1 tray

DIY Football Field Serving Tray

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $0-10

This DIY football field tray is perfect for football game tailgates or superbowl parties!


  • Rectangular tray
  • Astroturf
  • White ribbon
  • Paint


  • Hot glue gun
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors


  1. Paint your tray if desired - I painted mine white.
  2. Cut a rectangle of astroturf to fit inside the tray.
  3. Use hot glue to add stripes of ribbon to the astroturf.
  4. Place in tray. Enjoy!

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Samantha K

Thursday 29th of September 2016

This is a great idea! Love the look of the turf on the tray! (client)

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