This post is a collaboration with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape. To see more creative projects, visit www.ScotchDuctTape.com.
You might be asking yourself, what does Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape and Tailgating have in common? Before today, I probably would NOT have the answer to that question. After working on my fun Tailgating game over the last several days, I would now say EVERYTHING.
Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape has a TON of choices to choose from when designing your project. There are a ton of projects you can do with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape, and deciding on what to do is what can take the longest. When thinking of projects to do and with the football season starting up, I had to do something related to football and tailgating. Being an LSU Alumni, I only needed Purple and Yellow to make my project a reality.
Tailgating at football games can be a lot of fun. Good food, good friends, making new friends, and playing games. To me, playing games is the funnest part as you are waiting for the BIG game to start. There are plenty of games to choose from, and one that is a favorite of mine is the Corn Hole game. It’s such a popular game that it’s hard to go by any tailgating section and not see people out playing this fun bag toss game.
When I was invited to do this post and work with tape to make a game, I knew it would be challenging. However, challenge to me is super fun. So today I am going to show you a few pictures and a video of exactly what I did to make this tailgating game using Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape.
What I used for this project:
- (2) 2′ x 4′ 1/2″plywood
- (4) 2 x 4 x 48″ wood for frame
- (4) 2 x 4 x 21″ wood for frame
- (4) 2 x 4 x 11 1/2″ wood for legs
- Field Green, purple, yellow, and white paint
- Stenciled numbers and field markers
- Stencils for tiger eye
- Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape in Violet Purple and Sunshine Yellow
- Jig Saw
- 3″ and 1 5/8″ screws
- Hole saw with drill attachment (for the 6″ holes)
- Safety Equipment
I also needed a good plan for the Corn Hole game, and I found a great regulation plan here. I made my cuts and began the process of making my LSU themed Corn Hole game for tailgating.
I grabbed all of my pre made cuts of wood and started placing things together. Making exact cuts really helps, and I always make sure to measure twice. I made the frame come together by using my 3″ screws and pre drilling holes.
After putting the frame together, I then pre drilled holes and used my 1 5/8″ screws to attach the plywood top.
Once that was complete, I attached the legs and cut the 6″ hole using the hole saw. I highly recommend using this versus a large drilled hole and then cutting with a jig saw. You get an exact hole and you don’t have to worry about doing much damage to the somewhat friable plywood top.
Check out the video below for the rest of this step by step process I used creating this LSU Corn Hole Game.
I really liked the way the colors and letters in the end zone just seem to “POP” with the Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape. Compared to the Tiger Eye I painted, these really stand out! I was easily able to cut the exact Verbana Font that LSU uses on their field by using my vinyl cutting machine.
It is also the same way I cut the stencil for the Tiger Eye and the field numbers and hash marks. (I’m lucky to have one on hand, otherwise I would have never been able to free hand draw the Tiger Eye.)
Look how easy it was to manipulate and cut around end zone edges and hole edges.
Now all I have to do is make a few regulation bags to go with the new Corn Hole game, and Tailgating will be so much better than before!
This post is a collaboration with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape. To see more creative projects, visit www.ScotchDuctTape.com. You can also find them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.