Gulp. I’m a football mom. After years of kids sports including gymnastics, t-ball, ballet, basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, swimming and cheerleading, our youngest son has decided to play football. He’s been conditioning all summer, but when he came home from practice with these huge pads I knew it was really happening. I’m trying really hard to temper my overprotective instincts with my support your kids instincts. In addition to needing to learn the rules of the game, I also needed a place to store this huge pile of stuff. It doesn’t fit on our backpack hanger near the back door. Lucky for me, my smart hubby thought up this brilliant idea.

football pads hanger made from dowel and bike hook

It’s a ginormous hanger. All he did was cut a dowel down to size, then screwed in one of those hooks meant for hanging bicycles in the garage, so it looks like a huge hanger. It’s very strong {and it needs to be because this stuff weighs a ton!}. He found a spot in our garage to hang it. Isn’t this a great idea? I’m so happy not to have to figure out where we’re going to store this stuff when it’s not in his locker.

dowel hanger for football pads

helmet, pads, dowel hanger

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3 Responses to Football Gear Hanger

  1. Mackenzie says:

    Love it! How perfect! We’d love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know everyone will love this! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/

  2. what a super idea! my son is just getting ready to start tackle football- we’ll have to do this:) thanks for sharing!

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