Earlier this month I guest blogged at Debbie Does Creations and revealed a little DIY creation! Today I thought I’d give you a little more info on how that came together!
As a special wedding gift for my middle-sister and her husband, I thought it’d be fun to make cornhole boards to drag along to their family-friendly Destination Wedding! …and boy was I right! We played beanbags every day while in Florida. Don’t tell the lady that gave her the fine-china crockpot, but she said my hand-made cornholes were the best gift she got (J/K)!
I did a full how-to on the project here. Don’t be intimidated by the power-tools. Trust me! I tackled my first wood project last year and I’ve been full steam ever since! You can totally do it.
I thought it might be fun to whip up a little cornholes accessory for those people like me that like to enjoy a beverage while they play. …and then I remembered those times where we lost track of the score as our beverage count went up. Hmmm, what’s a girl to do? How about make one of these!
My favorite things about this project:
1) I had to open a beer. Well c’mon.. what kind of drink-holder tail-gating photo would it be without my beloved Miller Lite?!
2) It cost me a whopping 25 cents in materials!
Okay, I’m sure you’re scratching your head on that second part, but here it goes –
- The box/crate was made using leftover pallet wood from a plank wall in my bathroom.
- The wood stake was in my shed when I bought the house (woop!).
- The white hook was in my toolbox from Lord-knows-what years ago.
- I bought the chalk and alphabet rubber stamps when I made my clay-tag calendar.
- The paint/stain I already owned.
- …which leaves the chalk board. Yes, my (new) friends, that chalkboard set me back 25 cents on clearance at Target. What a find right!
Did you see my monogrammed koozie? ha! I love that sucker. I’m wild about the color scheme and the giraffe reminds me of my horse, Sylvester… he’s tall and likes to run around with his head held high. Such a silly giraffe!
So you want the scoop on whipping one up? Sure! That’s the easy part!
- I used my miter saw to cut my pallet wood, then glued and nail-gunned it together.
- I then stained the box and stake with Minwax Express in Indigo. Minwax was super AWESOME and sent me some of these stains in some SUPER FUN colors to try! Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for a project or two with these stains… and a full review! PLUS – There will be a GIVEAWAY FOR YOU coming down the pipeline. Woop!
- I added the No. 12 with some leftover paint and my rubber stamps.
- After a quick dry (encouraged by my blow-dryer), I hit the edges with my palm sander to rough up the finish.
- Once it was good to go, I pre-drilled a hole in the top of my stake and attached the box with a wood screw.
Voila! Instant beer holder!
The hook is just a handy place to hang the scoreboard… which is of course optional!
If you don’t have a nail gun or miter saw, this project could easily be done with a handsaw and good ol’ fashioned hammer and nails! Just be sure to pre-drill your hole into the stake so you don’t split the wood when running a screw into it.
Cheers to all of you cheering on your favorite teams! Here’s hoping we don’t see another Ref Debacle this weekend!
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