Today I’m super excited to be posting about my DIY Corn Hole Game! I had been wanting to make one of these since last Spring and I’m so glad we finally got around to it.


As much as I want to say this was a simple project, it wasn’t! In my argument to convince my hubby to build this with me, I explained how easy it was going to be: “But all you have to do is build the frame and I’ll paint!!” Yeah… my bad. Maybe it was the 105 degree heat that got to us, but either way, it was harder than we thought.

I would normally write up a detailed step-by-step on how to create this for yourself, but honestly, my husband and I used the DIY Network’s tutorial and I would totally recommend it. They explain it MUCH better than I ever could. I have listed the tools and materials needed below, and the DIY Network’s tutorial can be found HERE.


  • 4 2×4 x 8′ pressure-treated boards
  • 1/2″ pressure-treated plywood
  • 4 4-inch carriage bolts with 4 washers and 4 wing nuts
  • 1-lb. box of 3″ deck screws
  • 1-lb. box of 1-5/8″ deck screws
  • primer
  • high-gloss white paint
  • putty


  • tape measure
  • circular saw
  • miter saw
  • hand sander
  • compass tool
  • paint roller
  • jigsaw
  • drill with drill bit and Phillips-head screw bit

** NOTE: For those of you who don’t know what Corn Hole is and would like to learn how to play, click HERE for instructions! It’s super easy and is so much fun to play with a group of friends on a pretty day.


The next few steps include taping, staining and painting the boards. I designed a mock-up in one of my design programs of what I wanted the end result to look like. After a few design drafts, I settled on a green and white herringbone pattern with the top stained a deep brown.


Now that the design was settled, I started measuring and taping off my design on the boards. I first stained the top of the boards, then tapped that section off to brush paint the bottom section white. Once everything was dry, I taped everything else off to spray paint the green areas. Once the green dried, I went back in for touch ups.


Once your done with the paint, all you have left to do is make the corn hole bags. I will be posting about that next week! Other than that, you’re all done! The legs tuck in for easy storage as well. Eventually I will paint a clear coat of polycrylic to protect the paint, but that’s for another day! A day when it’s not 100 degrees outside:)


It’s been too hot here in Texas to use these, but I’m looking forward to the fall so we can finally play!

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  1. be careful with the polyurethane. It can make the bags slide right off when they land.

  2. We have the ugliest corn hole set known to man-kind… I wonder if I could just sand it down and paint it something cute like you’ve shown here… great project, thanks for sharing!

  3. This is so gorgeous! I must say, you have the most beautiful photography! Every post is so visually appealing. 🙂 I love cornhole! I’d love to make one of these. The herringbone is so custom too. Gorgeous!

    Kylie @ Absolutely Arkansas

  4. Popping over from 52 mantels and adore this corn hole set! My hubby and I are contemplating this project!

  5. OK. So I am from Illinois and do not get it! It is cute but what is corn hole and how is this a game? Is this like bean bags???? Clue in the clueless please….do you throw ears of corn?!?

  6. Julia @cuckoo4design Reply

    You totally rock. I love the tutorial. I always enjoy looking at your photos so much.

  7. How gorgeous! And, you know what? They may have been a little trickier than you anticipated, but they turned out so stinkin’ cute that it was totally worth it!! I have yet to spot an outdoor game that’s cuter than this!

    Stopping by from the Dream to Reality Party! 😀

  8. I am so glad to see your post on this corn hole game! I have a sponsored post next week and this is what they want me to do. Lol. I better get started since this is harder than it looks! Love your pattern, it looks awesome!

  9. Nice job! These look great. Do you know what you total cost to build was?

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  11. Amy, WOW! Incredible, I am in love with this:)!!!! You are so talented, I love your home, your blog, everything! Featuring you tomorrow at The Inspiration Exchange:).
    Happy Friday!

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  16. Amy I absolutely adore your boards. I love combination of the dark stained wood and lime green accents. Fabulously done! – Stephanie Lynn

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  25. WilliamNob Reply

    Hey, thanks for the forum topic.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

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