How to Display Football Helmets in Your Man Cave

How to Display Football Helmets in Your Man Cave

If you have a football man cave, you probably have your favorite team’s posters and jerseys on the wall. But if you want to step your game up a notch, how about you display a football helmet or two to the room’s décor. Autographed or not, football helmets can really set your football man cave apart from the rest.

Displaying a football helmet isn’t as easy as hanging a poster, but it is something that you can easily do yourself. If you are wondering how to display football helmets, we have you covered. Keep on reading below for some great ideas!

Pick the Right Spot to Display Your Helmet

First things first, you need to find the perfect spot to display your helmet.

Do you want to show it off on a table?

Display of Football Helmet

Maybe you want to mount it on the wall?

Depending on your set up, both could be good options. From the image above you don’t even need a shiny new football helmet to look good. You can even use your old high school helmet that has a little wear and tear on it. Not only does it still look good but you also have a story to tell about how you had 5 touchdowns in one game!

Using a Table

If you are going to be displaying the helmet on a table, make sure you are using a sturdy table that isn’t in the line of danger. Even if you keep your helmet in a protective case (which we recommend you do – see below), you want to keep the table out of harm’s way and in a safe place.

Hanging Your Helmet

Are you displaying your helmet on a wall with a shelving unit? When you find the ideal spot on the wall, mark it with a pencil. Always take measurements so that your display will fit properly and hang evenly. No one wants to see a crooked helmet.

Depending on the shelf or mounting unit you are using, you will probably just need a hammer and nail. Follow all the instructions closely as each mounting unit hangs a little differently. And remember to always check the weight limit as you never want to use a mounting unit that is not going to be strong enough to hold your helmet.

Most importantly, don’t forget to clean your helmet before you put it on display!

Displaying Your Football Helmet in a Display Case

If your football helmet is autographed, you will definitely want to invest in a display case. This is going to keep your helmet safe and clean.

Of course, the quality of the case is of utmost importance. Look for a case that is easy to clean and offers UV protection with high-quality glass, you never want to cut corners when it comes to getting the perfect display case.

Make sure to find a case that is the appropriate size for your helmet. If you are looking to display mini football helmets, look for a mini football helmet display case.

To add some sparkle to the display case, put a mirror in the back of the case. You can either use a sturdy table to showcase your helmet or you can use a sturdy shelf to showcase your helmet on the wall.

Show Off Your Football Helmet with a Wall Mount

Want to really make a statement and display your helmet on the wall? Get a wall mountable display case. Taking measurements is going to be one of the most important parts so that you know you have plenty of room to display your helmet on the wall.

If you have a mini helmet from all 32 NFL teams, a wall mounted mini helmet display case cabinet is a great way to showcase your collection.

Even when your helmet is not in a case, there are some really neat racks (will take to you etsy) that etsy has to use to display your helmet, especially if you have multiple ones.

Amazon also has some great options to check out too. We like this Stroller Motorycle Helmet Holder.  The reviews are great and they even have photos of football helmets being displayed by the company and by customers so you can check out the look.

This option is also a really fun way to add personality to your man cave. Consider surrounding your mounting football helmet with team flags, posters, and other sports memorabilia.

How to Display Your Football Helmets Checklist

For this do-it-yourself project, you want to be prepared with the help of this handy checklist.

  1. Pick if you want to use a display case or not. If using a case, take measurements to make sure you are getting a case that is large enough. Next, find a safe place to put a sturdy table to put your case on.
  2. If you are mounting your helmet on a wall, decide if you want to use a shelf or mounting rack.
  3. If you are mounting it on a rack first test fit the helmet so you understand how it is going to hang on it. You don’t want to test it after fixing the rack on the wall just to find out it droops in a direction you don’t like. 
  4. Find the spot you want to hang it on the wall and mark it with a pencil.
  5. Then, use a hammer and nail to mount the shelf or rack.
  6. Use a level to make sure it is even.
  7. Test out the shelf or rack to ensure it will hold the helmet safely.
  8. Polish your football helmet and carefully put it in place.
  9. Remember if you are going to have kids in your man cave, typically not the best idea, that you will need to keep your display football helmets out of their reach because they are too fun to play with!

If you are looking to make your prized football helmet the MVP of your man cave, take some time to think about how you want to display it. We laid out a few options above, but don’t be afraid to get creative. After you finish displaying your helmet, learn how to display a football in your man cave or find out how to hang any object on the wall without drilling.