More backyard fun, gang! We made this cornhole game set recently, and it just so happened that it was right before my niece’s 5th birthday party, which (of course) had a Frozen theme. She seemed to be under the impression that we made the game to look like Anna and Elsa’s dresses — and oddly enough it did happen to go perfectly with her party decor. But that’s mostly because Behr paint has some primo color selections and these were the ones that I was totally digging! But Anna and Elsa aside, my whole family has been having a ball in the backyard with this little DIY cornhole game. (Psst — don’t miss our giveaway with Behr, at the end of the post!)
- Behr paint in Glass Tile, Rainwater, Little Bow Pink, Inked, and Shea
- 1″ plywood
- four large hinges
- painter’s tape
- dry beans
- sewing notions
Make Time: 4 Hours (Plus Drying Time)
Step 1: Cut out your wood pieces. Note: We made our game a little smaller than standard size. Feel free to size up your pieces if you’re a stickler for the rules! Cut two small rectangles, each 8″ x 18″. Cut two large rectangles, each 34″ x 18″. At the top of the large rectangles, cut a 5″ hole in each. Sand all of your pieces.
Step 2: Connect your large and small rectangles by drilling hinges into the wood.
Step 3: If desired, paint a coat of primer or white paint on your wood to prepare it for painting.
Step 4: On the top of the large rectangle, paint a layer of your first color. Work your way about halfway down on the edges to create a rough triangle. Do this on both boards and allow to dry.
Step 5: Mask a triangle shape with painter’s tape, just above where the first color color ends. Paint a stripe of your next color, again leaving a rough bottom edge.
Step 6: Continue working your way down the board until you have all the stripes you’d like. Finish with your last color creating a large triangle at the base of the board.
Step 7: With a 1″ foam brush, paint a ring around the hole cut in the board.
Step 8: Make your beanbags. Cut out 16 squares of fabric, each 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. If you’d like different colors for different teams, and a gold side to your beanbags like ours, cut out 8 gold squares and four squares each of two different colors.
Step 9: Put right sides together and sew a straight stitch around all sides, leaving about 2″ open.
Step 10: Flip the bags right side out.
Step 11: Fill the bags about 2/3 full of dry beans. Sew them closed with a hidden stitch.
Get your cornhole on all summer long! I tell you what, this game is addictive. If those beanbags are laying around, you can bet that sooner or later you’ll have a full on cornhole tournament fired up in your backyard.
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Paint for this project graciously provided by Behr.
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