DIY Sports Koozie | Perfect for Father’s Day

Get step-by-step instructions for making a DIY sports koozie! These make a perfect gift for any sports fan!

 Father’s Day is coming up in June and we have a fun craft for any dad who is a sports fan!!  This fun koozie can be made with pretty much any type of ball, but we chose to make it using a football.

The supplies you will need for this DIY sports koozie are:  ball, razor knife, travel mug (I found this one at the Dollar Tree), (scissors and paper are optional)

For our tutorial I will be customizing it specifically for a football, so you may have to adjust the design a little for another type of sport.

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 Start by cutting the ball at the top of the widest part to each seam opposite of the laces.  The photo below will clarify…hopefully! 😉

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 If your mug has a pre-existing holder like mine, use it as a template.  If it doesn’t, use a piece of paper to make your own template for around the mug.

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Now using the template, cut out the pattern.  Try to get close to the horizontal laces for a cleaner look.

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 On both ends, cut small slits in the center and run a piece of lace through them.  There will hopefully be some leftover pieces of lace that you didn’t use.  It should look like the picture below.

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Slip the finished koozie over the mug and tie a knot in the lace to secure.

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 This quick craft took me about 5 minutes to make and came out really cute!  I got the football from a thrift store for a few bucks and the mug was $1.  All together this cost less than $5!

To round out this gift, fill the mug with a gift card to Dad’s favorite coffee joint and maybe a fun printable.  If you have younger kids, here’s a great keepsake that Heather designed.  It will be fun to look back on these years from now!

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Be sure to check back on Monday for more Father’s Day gift ideas and for a chance to enter to win an awesome giveaway!!!


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