Weekend Rewind — Homemade Hockey Table

Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely weekend! Here’s a fun post from our archives. Our entire family enjoyed many memories of hockey tournaments on our homemade table, and when we were done it was so simple to convert back to our regular coffee table.

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This is how we spent our morning — designing our own hockey table, and it was so easy! Emily had a blast, and is still planning to devote the rest of the afternoon to table hockey. A few years ago, one of our neighbors had a moving sale and sold this fabulous coffee table to us for just $5.

We used leftover wrapping paper (print side down) and attached it to the table with masking tape. I helped Emily measure the table and we used a marker to draw the hockey lines. We covered the table with a layer of wax paper to make it extra slippery.
For the seam in the wax paper, I used scotch tape. We made a puck out of a frozen juice concentrate lid and covered the bottom of it with felt. For hockey sticks, we used stampers that came from an Aqua Doodle set. They were the perfect size, and already had a felt bottom.
We used colored popsicle sticks for the goals, and I attached them with scotch tape. Emily was thrilled and declared, “This is so much fun!!”.
Guess we will be playing lots of table hockey for the next couple of days!


  1. Emily looks thrilled! What a wonderful idea! And $5 bucks for that coffee table … a steal its georgeous!

  2. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    Oh! I'm going to get a little nostolgic and sniffy here – this is pretty much exactly the time that I started to think "good grief, I keep clicking onto this blog – I think I might as well subscribe!" And check out that tiny Clara watching the action!

  3. Raising a Happy Child says

    How fun. I always learn something new from your blog.

  4. What a great idea! I also love those fleece hoodies the girls have one – they look so warm!

  5. What a great idea!

  6. That's pure genius! We will have to try it sometime later this week! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I was going to say "I wonder if wax paper would be even more slippery," when you put it right in there!

  8. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Sherry — We got a matching end table for $5 too! We were very lucky indeed!

    @ Lenetta — Awwww… Has it been that long already? I feel like I've come to know you so much better since then. Clara does look so small in that photo. Looking through these archives brings back such great memories!

  9. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ jacque4u2c — The hoodies do seem to be very warm! Emily's was bought second-hand, but was originally from The Children's Place. I dress them up in layers all Winter long, since we keep our house at a fairly chilly 66-67 degrees.

    @ min — You're welcome! Please let us know how it works for you!

  10. Night Owl Mama says

    Hee hee so much fun. We used to do that as kids

  11. That looks so fun! Great idea!

  12. Nadia@FunWithMama says

    Hey valerie, got back from holiday and am catching up on your blog posts but oh my goodness… you have had SOOO many great ideas that are so quick and easy.. dunno how you do it but again thanks for the inspiration to find great ideas in everyday items

  13. Mama to 3 Blessings says

    what an awesome idea – my kids would love that! I am going to borrow your idea & give you credit – of course! I love your blog – I am going to sign up to follow you! 🙂

  14. SchrefflerFamily says

    What's more! When your kids are tired of hockey, it changes right back into a coffee table without taking up space.

    I like these ideas!

  15. Wonder Mom says

    All I can say is, watch our Wayne Gretzky!

  16. B. Wallace says

    That looks so fun! 🙂

  17. What a wonderful idea and totally doable. No wonder your little one looks so happy!