We made our first cornhole set for our wedding reception. It wasn’t too difficult by following directions from Cornhole How To. It does take some time and the lumber is surprising expensive (about $50-70). Even still, for Dan’s older sister’s wedding, we decided to collaborate with his younger sister and her boyfriend to make them a cornhole set as a wedding present. Lessons learned: an outdoor duck cloth fabric is crucial for the bags! We thought we’d get fancy with a cool canvas pattern, but unfortunately, the bags ripped after a few games… (cornhole is an intense sport).
Even still, one of her bridesmaids liked the idea so much that she asked us to make a set for a party celebrating her wedding. We saw this as a perfect excuse to buy a table saw- which we found at a yard sale. The table saw made it a lot easier and we used sturdy fabric and simple color patterns. She was happy with them.
Posted on July 5th, 2012 by Dan
Our first cornhole set was fun and not too hard. We made it for our wedding following the website: Cornhole How To. It was cool to have a custom set and (to me) even cooler that is was regulation size and everything!
Since we liked ours so much, we decided to collaborate with my younger sister (Jenny) and her bo (Justin) to make a set as a wedding present for my older sister (Mary Beth) and Jake. As you can see from the pictures, we were super precise and didn’t stage an shots to make it look like the workload was shared equally.
We decided to try and be fancy with a custom paint job to match the cool pattern fabric we bought for the bags. Jake loves plaid and Mary Beth is into flowers and Winnie the Pooh (when she was as a child). This ended up causing a headache since the fabric wasn’t really heavy duty enough for cornhole bags and ultimately ripped after a few games (you definitely need to use duck cloth).
Until then, however, we were pretty proud of our custom paint jobs and fancy bags, plus we had fun making them. Sadly, we never took a final photo, but maybe someday we’ll snag one.