Make your own DIY soccer goal with some PVC pipe and joints and some netting. It’s an easy DIY project, and a great gift for a soccer-loving kid.
I’m excited I can finally share this project with you! It was a birthday gift for my daughter, and I couldn’t share it until after I’d given it to her, or else she might have seen the post and ruined the surprise (she loves reading my blog, her comments are usually the ones with lots of emojis).
My daughter loves soccer, and with our new lawn, she has the perfect small playing field. All of my kids have had lots of fun kicking around the soccer ball, and practicing their moves. But without a goal, they could never play a game and keep score. This little DIY project changed all that.
Soccer Goal Supplies
Just FYI, you can change the lengths of the pipe if you want a bigger or smaller goal. Our lawn is pretty small, so I made a small goal.
4 18-inch pieces of 3/4-inch PVC pipe
2 30-inch pieces of 3/4-inch PVC pipe
5 PVC elbow joints
I bought a few 6-foot lengths of 3/4-inch PVC pipe and cut them down to length. PVC pipe is really easy to cut.
Also, I didn’t really like how all the markings on the pipe looked, so I gave it a couple quick coats of white paint. I didn’t worry about covering it up well, or even drips. I just wanted it to look a little cleaner.
I put together two U-shapes with the long piece in the middle.
Then connected those U-shapes with the last two elbow joints. This made the frame of the goal.
The netting we saved from last year’s Christmas tree (it’s the wrapping they put on live trees to help them get home safely). We usually save it to use as spider web for Halloween decorations. That might sound like a lot of planning ahead, but I’m always planning for Halloween.
I hadn’t really planned out before hand how I was going to attach the netting to the frame, so I went through some trial and error. Staples and wire were too sharp. The best way seemed to be the way most soccer goal net is attached, with a cord wrapped around the frame through the netting.
I started in one corner and tied the string on to the elbow joint. I laid the netting over the frame and wrapped the string around the PVC pipe and through the netting.
There was a lot of extra netting that I needed to cut off. I didn’t cut it too close because I didn’t want the netting to accidentally rip off. I just let the loose edges hang. They aren’t very noticeable.
The soccer goal was a big hit on my daughter’s birthday. She and her friends started a game as soon as I gave it to her. Which reminds me, next week I’ll share with you the awesome fairy garden birthday party she had.