Cornhole – DIY

This project was a lot of fun. Victoria and I have been wanting a cornhole set for a little while now and the Bohemian Party we had was the motivation I needed to get it done. Below are the steps Jimmy and I took to build the set. Hope you enjoy! STEP 1: Sketch out the Set Below is a diagram with general dimensions we used. Image pulled from another cornhole DIY located at the bottom of the post. I start a project by sketching out exactly what I want to do. You don’t have to do this, but it helps me think through what I want. STEP 2 – Cut the Top Boards & Glue Together You need 32′ total of the 1×6 boards to make 2 boards, so we purchased four 8′ boards and had the guy at Home Depot cut them in half to make four 4′ boards for each cornhole board. It’s free and they’ll cut almost anything. After they were cut, we glued 4 of the 4′ boards together to create a thick bond. This is where you should use clamps…

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Bohemian Birthday Bash

Three of our close friends had birthdays recently. Two of them were turning a quarter of a century and the other 26, so we decided to celebrate them all together with a big birthday bash. The weather has been incredible lately, so we decided to have the party in our backyard with plenty of room for outdoor games. We wanted it to be low-key, but still have an eclectic feel. I asked Ian to build a large farmhouse table that would be low to the ground, so that we could all sit on the grass around it. He built the top out of old weathered wood we already had and then we used cinderblocks for the bases. We then scattered random blankets, pillows and fabric around to give it that eclectic style. We also stacked wood pallets to make smaller tables. Since everything was outdoors and at night, we wanted to make sure there was plenty of soft lighting. Ian put 8′ stakes in the ground and attached strands of lights, which you can find here, to the tops around nails he hammered…

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Merry & Bright – The perfect holiday party booth

Every year since we have been married, Ian and I have enjoyed hosting a small Christmas party at our house. We usually require for everyone to dress up some how and this year we thought we would bring back the Tacky Christmas Sweaters. Since we don’t do a white elephant or ornament exchange we create a small area upstairs to do a photo booth. In the two years we’ve done it, it has not failed to bring lots of laughs and holiday cheer out of everyone. This year. We took two hideously awesome green chairs from the Goodwill as our seating. Since we didn’t want to spend a lot of money, we bought rolls of brown packaging paper from the Dollar Store and hung it in strips all across the back wall. Ian hung old vintage lights from my Grandma’s Christmas tree across the paper and we had the perfect vintage set up. The props were all random items we either had in our house or things we borrowed from my mother-in-laws drama prop closet. We also added a Shake…

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