How to decorate a football poster board

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How to decorate a football poster board
Sheffield FC have put up a poster board that lists the names of all club members. (Image by Footysphere; Flickr.)

Decorating a football themed poster board is a fun project to promote school teams, youth football and amateur Sunday league clubs. A poster board is great for football games, football fundraisers, team trials, team posters and for showcasing individual players. You could also make a football poster board to show support for your favourite football league team. Use paint, glitter, wooden and paper letters, markers and coloured card stock to create a unique football poster board.

Things you need

  • Poster board
  • Paint
  • Construction or card stock paper
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Lettering

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  1. 1

    Paint a white piece of poster board with green tempera craft paint, covering the entire board. Choose a shade similar to the grass or turf of a football field. Allow the poster to dry before proceeding.

  2. 2

    Lay the poster horizontally and paint line markings to resemble those of a football bitch. Begin at the centre with the halfway line and also mark the penalty area, penalty spot and all four corners.

  3. 3

    Cut a football shape from card stock that is about 15 cm (6 inches) across. Scale the football to fit your poster depending on how much room you need for wording. Decorate the paper football with puff paint and stick it to your poster with pop dots to create a three-dimensional look.

  4. 4

    Add words to the poster using craft paint, painted wooden letters, sticker letters or letters cut from paper. Visualise your word placement to make the poster look balanced and well put together. Appropriate letter size, spacing and justification are important. Make sure you include all important details if the poster is informational.

Tips and warnings

  • Be creative with the shape of your football poster board for an eye-catching piece. For example, cut the poster into the shape of a large football and paint it white and black. Add lettering cut from card stock in the team’s colours.
  • Decorate your football poster as you see fit, but be wary of going overboard. A crowded, busy poster is not likely to catch as many eyes as one that is tastefully put together.

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