This post is sponsored by The Home Depot
It’s Virtual Party Day!!!! I’m so excited to share my version of The Home Depot’s DIY Football Toss.
There’s still time to register for The Home Depot’s free DIY Workshop and get the tips on this project, live. The Home Depot has 3 types of DIY workshops at all of their locations, Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids.
They are for all skill levels, they are all free and they are all fun. You can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions. While you won’t always be able to make and take the project, you’ll walk away with the skills to recreate the project at home.
Ok, let’s do this.
- 4- 1x4x8′ pine boards
- 1- quarter sheet of 1/2″ sanded plywood
- 1- 1x8x6′ pine board or any scrap board that is about 8″ wide will work
- Circular saw
- 1/2″ spade bit
- Measuring Tape
- Nail or screw
- Sand Paper
- Safety Gear
- 4- 2 1/2″ hinges
- 1″ wood screws
- 4- 1×4 @ 2′ supports
- 4- 1×4 @ 4′ legs
- 1- 1×8 @ 2′ corn hole attachment
- 1/2 Plywood @ 2’x3′ front
First, attach 1- 2x4x2 support across the top of 2- 4′ legs using 2 screws on each side.
Next, attach the plywood directly below the support using 2 screws on each side of the top and repeat that at the bottom.
Add a second support directly under the plywood.
Now you have one side complete.
The second side is the same as first, minus the plywood.
Attach one support directly across the top and add the second support 36″ below that.
It’s time to cut the circles out.
Start by deciding how many circles you want and what diameter you want them to be. I chose three, at varying diameters so that each circle would be more difficult, for more of a challenge.
Drill a screw into the plywood, at the point which will become the center of the circle. Tie a string around the screw on one end and leave enough to hold it tight to a pencil at the other end.
My three circles are 6″, 7″ and 8″. I will admit, you would have to be Tom Brady to get it through the 6″ hole, but it’s fun to try.
Measure out, one half of the size of the circle and draw the shape.
Use the spade bit to drill a hole in the circle. That hole will be the starting point for your jigsaw to cut the entire circle you drew, out of the plywood.
Repeat for all the circles you want to have on your board.
Your circles may not be perfect, but that’s ok in my book. As long as the football fits through each (almost)circle, you’re good.
Now you can attach the two sides with the hinges.
Drill 2 hinges at the top of the legs and attach to the other side.
Next, let’s take this project to the next level. Attach 2 hinges to the 1×8 and add it to the back of the football toss.
Congratulations, you just turned this into two games in one! Standing it up makes it a fun football toss, and extending the 1×8 and laying the game down turns it into a beanbag toss.
Because the holes are different sizes, you can score each hole differently. Aim for the smallest hole in the center and you could win with the most points!
All that’s left is to paint or stain it your favorite color.
Now you can go have some fun!
I used red, white and blue because so many of the holidays that honor America, happen in the summer. Now it is a Father’s Day gift and a Fourth of July decoration 🙂
Last week I shared with you that I was part of this project with That’s My Letter, Finding Home Farms, Reality Daydream and The Rugged Rooster. But this party involves more than just the five of us. You will want to check out all 25 bloggers who are also sharing their amazing versions of this DIY football toss.
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