Gettin’ Crafty

Mr. and I are attending a friend’s wedding this weekend and we are very excited to play, have fun, and help them celebrate.  The wedding and reception will be at a state park and they are having lots of yard games for people to play.  The groom asked if we had any games to bring them.  Well, we don’t, but I’ve always wanted that bean bag toss game so I decided to make one!  First, I was just going to make it and keep it but then I thought, what fun to give it as a gift to the couple!  Here are some photo highlights of my project:

Jigsaw Pro

My friend has a pretty elaborate wood working set up and he helped me with the project and let me use his tools.  So very kind.

Plywood Holes

Under my friend’s guidance I did much of the building myself, but the frame you see behind the plywood tops is something I got at the ReStore – a store that sells used housewares and constructiony stuff.  The 2’x4′ frames were already constructed which I thought would be a benefit.  Turned out it probably would have been easier to just build them myself because the ones I got had cross boars and weird corner hardware which we had to wrestle with.

Painted and Ready to Go

I got paint at the ReStore as well in tan and blue because that is the color of the fabric I had for the bean bags.  I used extra pillow cases I had laying around from another craft project.


The bride is from Oregon so I painted Oregon on the blue box with the tan paint (the blue looks so grey here but it is because the stupid garage lights are awful).


The groom is from Minnesota so I painted Minnesota on the tan box with the blue paint.

Bean Bags

These are the bean bags – which are actually filled with corn – not beans! I used the wonderful sewing machine that was my graduation gift from 2007! These are the first completed project using that machine and I’m so excited.

Fun Fact: This game is known as Cornhole and there is actually a governing organization The American Cornhole Organization.  The World Cornhole Championships are happening in July in Ohio 🙂 Anybody want to go?!