So the ladies and I decided to start a ladies fantasy football league. This is our second successful year and we’ve even expanded the league. Even though I don’t watch or follow football I’m having fun learning and trying to get into it. As many of us are learning and we’ve created this league to bring us together more, our commissioner created some amazing instructions on how a fantasy league works. As she did such an amazing job, I thought they should be shared with other ladies looking to do the same don’t need to know football to join a league and fantasy leagues aren’t just for boys!
As we are in year two, we’ve decided it’s time to give our league a name and create a trophy for the winner. It’s not official yet but I think so far we’ve decided on Femme Fatal Fantasy. Something along those lines. So being the crafty one that I tend to be sometimes I volunteered to make us a trophy. As you may learn, I tend to enjoy the odd bottle of wine or champagne. And with every bottle I open, I keep the corks. I am always finding corks every time I dig through any of my purses.
So I set out to trying to design a trophy that represents the league, has a girly feel, and encompasses football. I headed off to Walmart because I knew I needed a nerf football, what I was going to do with it, I wasn’t sure yet. So I found my football, perfect size and all. Colours were not my style so I had to pick up some spray paint. I decided on black because I wanted to bejewel the thing and I thought the jewels would pop better on black.
Next we had to hit up the dollar store to get some bejewling items and any other possible inspiration. So I get home and I start looking around my house and in my craft supply box to see what I can use. I have a wine decanter collecting dust on my shelf (the wine doesn’t last long enough to decant) and I think, this could be the perfect stand for my football.
In my craft room I have one slab of wood left from my wedding centre pieces. Very rustic and cute and I decide this is the perfect base for the trophy. Sooo now I have a million corks hanging around because I have all these grand crafting plans. So I fill the decanter up with corks.
Glued my decanter to the slab of wood, added some jewels to the decanter and cut a circle in my football, added some glue and glued it to the top of the decanter.
I added more jewels around the top because you really can’t have too many, can you? I also felt like you couldn’t have too many corks on display either. Popping bottles is a full time job in my world so there’s never a shortage.
I used a different wine cork for each part of the outter area and made sure all the names were facing outwards. I glued the corks around the entire perimeter of the decanter and added a bow to tie it all together. And when I was done, this was my final product:
I hope this post has been helpful for anyone looking to participate in a ladies fantasy league and wish me luck in winning mine so the trophy can be displayed in my own home. It’s too pretty I don’t want to have to part with it ❤️😊