Touchdown Touches

Big Game decor is as easy as adding football lace accents to things you already have around the house. The Kitchen shows you how to add Touchdown Touches to anything brown.
Episode: Big Game Day

Host Sunny Anderson demonstrates Touchdown Touches, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 12.

Photo by: Jason DeCrow

Jason DeCrow

Host Sunny Anderson demonstrates Touchdown Touches, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 12.

There's no reason to spend a lot of extra money on fancy balloons. Purchase plain brown balloons filled with helium and create the lacing detail with white masking (or paper) tape. First, tape 1 long strip lengthwise on each balloon and then add shorter strips to finish the lace accent. Using any other type of tape won't work as well since it will weigh the balloons down.

Try this on mason jar mugs too. Electrical tape works best on the glass. Simply cut long pieces of tape and affix one to each empty mason jar in a vertical line. Then cut smaller strips and add them horizontally to make the short laces. You can now fill the jars with your favorite brown beverage, such as stout beer or cola. Electrical tape will stay in place when condensation forms on the full glass.

You can also step up your chili dogs for the Big Game. Use a paring knife to cut 1 long strip and a few short strips of white cheese (such as Cheddar or American) for each hot dog. Lay each long piece down the length of the hotdog and the small strips across to create the lace detail.

The same can be done with throw pillows using white duct tape. Duct tape works well here because it stays put when it is sat upon. Finally, the coolest application of this technique is using that same duct tape to detail a brown sleeved blanket. It is easiest to make the lace detail first, presetting it on a counter and then applying it to the sleeved blanket all in one piece.

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