Thursday, April 9, 2015

DIY UK Wildcats Cornhole Game Boards

 UK Wildcats Cornhole Game Boards

Cornhole is a fun outdoors, summer family game that we enjoy at cookouts. You may also know it by the name "bean bag toss."
It's a simple concept game. You simply throw bean bags towards a board and try to sink it in the hole for 3 points or at least land it on the board for 1 point. The team that reaches the score of 21 first wins.

Official rules of cornhole found at ACA
 
We play every year at most every summer cookout.
And we always played with these plain cornhole boards that my husband made:
Notice our plain boards? Still fun but not fun to look at!
Well, being as most of my family is into sports and they all love UK Wildcats, I thought I'd make a set up in the UK theme. So I got started.

First, I painted them a gloss white with outdoor paint:
Then I used some masking tape to make the large triangle that will point towards the hole.
Remember when sticking it that you will be painting on the inside of the lines.

And then I took some blue outdoor paint, from Walmart in semi gloss and painted the traingle. Remove the tape and let it all dry.

Next, I needed to add a UK logo. So I printed out one online to lookout as a template.

This was the hardest part for me.

I freehanded the UK symbol the best I could in pencil. Double lines, kind of outline it.
I had to keep a UK picture close to keep looking back and forth.
Then I took a small paintbrush, well a makeup brush really, and filled in the pencil lines:
It's a little crooked if you look close, but good enough for me!
And now on to the easy part.
My brother in law had bought some UK logo, clear cling decals for me to try to use.
I took some E-6000 craft glue from Walmart and rubbed some of it on the backs. To make sure they hold good. And that glue does hold strong.
 Sad thing is that you can see the clear lining of the decal. I now wish I would have cut it out with scissors before I glued them!


Do you see the large wildcat on the front ends?
I didn't have anything to go there so I printed out a wildcat on plain computer paper. I cut it out very closely and applied it with the E-600 glue also. Use as little as possible or it will start to distort the paper.
Once dried, I sealed it with a craft paint sealer.

And I also went over the entire board with a can of clear coat sealer found at Walmart.

When not in use be sure to store these indoors so that the logos don't ruin.
The paint will be fine, it's just the logos that I worry about as it is the first time I've ever used them like this.

I also made a set of matching UK bean bags. Well, the best I could anyways. I know they should be made of Duck Cloth but I didn't have any on hand. I'd never made bean bags before so this was a first.
I found a bunch of this UK fabric at the flea market for only $5.00.

Looked up the measurements (6 in x 6 in and wieght 16 oz) and such and cut them out. Seems you can either fill them with beans or whole kernal feed corn. I went ahead and did beans since they were on hand.


I hope these can withstand a bit of throwing.
We shall see! 
If not then I will make some new ones from the mighty Duck Cloth!

I'm not very good at cornhole, but with the right partner, we have won every game each year, so far for the last 5 years! lol. 
I hope I didn't jinx the next game!!! lol

I will probably make another set similar to these and put them for sale in my 
Booth#555
But I'm still trying to think up a reasonable price.
What would you suggest?


UPDATE:
Some friends wanted me to also make Jack Daniels themed boards along with Bud Light themed boards. 
I did and I will share them on my next post.

Have you ever played the game of cornhole bean bag toss?

7 comments:

  1. I love playing corn hole. I have a few friends who really enjoy playing this game out at the local Damn when the weather permits..

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    1. Hi Sandy!
      It sure is fun and gets me hooked once I get started. I don't like to stop until I throw one directly in lol.
      We also pack up and go to the local Damn also for the summer get togethers!
      Thanks for stopping by!!

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  2. I've never heard of the game but it looks like a game everyone can join in.

    Diana

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    1. Hi Diana,
      Yes it really is a game anyone can play. They even make kid sized, smaller boards for the young'ins. Very simple and the kids I've seen playing love to keep throwing and throwing.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      -Lisa

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  3. Looks like fun...and much funner than horseshoes.

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    1. Hi Marsha!
      Yes i like it way better than horseshoes. Our family has played horseshoes since I can remember the first get together. lol.
      This game is a bit more addicting to me, cause you want to keep going until one goes right in. lol
      -Lisa

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  4. Spot on with this article, I really think this website needs more attention. I'll probably be back to read more, thanks for the info.
    Custom Cornhole Sets

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