Painted Sport-Themed Tailgate Cooler

Painted Sport-Themed Tailgate Cooler

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 31st 2014

Enjoy the pre- and post-game activities with a cooler that's sure to score at your next tailgate.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • ruler
    • 1" flat brush
    • #2 round brush
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • chalk pencil
    • recycled cooler



    Allow to dry between painting steps.

    1. Clean the cooler with warm, soapy water. Dry well before painting.
    2. Paint the cooler top with a 1" flat brush and Turf Green.
    3. Trace and transfer the football onto the cooler front.
    4. Use a 3/4” flat brush and Paprika to paint the football shape and Cotton Ball for stripes.
    5. Use a ruler and chalk pencil to mark off yard lines on the cooler top.
    6. Use a #2 round brush and Cotton Ball to paint lines and numbers on the top and stitches on the football.
    7. Trace and transfer all lettering.
    8. Use a #2 round brush to paint “Kick Off” and “Go Team” with School Bus. Paint “Tailgate” and “Time” with Coastal Waters.


    "tailgate" Football Pattern