Football Coin Holder
football coin holder is sure to be loved by your dad,
especially since you made it! It looks great
sitting on top of his dresser or bed stand. Most men always
have some spare change in their pockets at the end of the day and are
looking for a place to dump it. If your dad is like this, why
not make him this cute dish shaped like a football? It is
made out of air-dry clay that you can pick up at any craft store.
The step by step instructions below show you exactly how to
If you are looking for another project to make
with the rest of the clay you bought, be sure to check out the decorated flower pot craft.
hardening clay in Terra cotta color
(sold usually by the polymer clay in craft stores)
- Sand paper or sanding
- Clear acrylic sealing coat spray or other
- White yarn or shoelace
Open up the package of air hardening clay.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to work with it
and store it. Usually it is very soft right out of the
package, ready to mold. Store unused clay tightly wrapped in
plastic wrap and in an air-tight container. Begin by pulling
out a good handful of the clay from the package. Begin to
knead it in your hands to get it soft and pliable.
2. Begin to work
the clay into a shape of a football dish.
Don't worry if you can't get it perfect. Trimming
with the knife and sanding the piece later will give it a much better
appearance. But do try your best to get all the bumps
smoothed out and to have equal sides on the football.
Use a knife to trim off the edges, to make them straight
across and smooth.
Next, use a toothpick to make holes in the bottom of the
dish. This is to thread yarn or a shoe lace through to make
the football laces. Make sure to make the holes big enough by
swirling the toothpick around in the hole a bit. Take a look at the
photo below to see the placement of the holes.
5. Allow the football coin holder to dry completely, for
about 2 days. It will turn a lighter color when it is all dry.
6. Sand your piece with a sanding block or sand
smooth out any fingerprints or bumps. Sand the edges well too.
7. Rinse off your piece under water
and allow it to dry.
8. Give the football dish a coat of clear acrylic
allow it to dry.
9. Take white yarn or a white
shoelace and thread it through
the two holes near the points of the football dish. Tie the
ends in a knot underneath the dish.
10. Repeat with four other pieces of yarn, but thread them in
each hole across from one other. Tie each one in the back.
11. The football coin holder is all ready to give to Dad!