Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Home Run Bean Bag Toss

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For Cayson’s baseball birthday party, I envisioned a bean bag toss board. Something simple. I asked my husband to look for a board that would work… with very vague size descriptions… not too big and not too small, just right. :) He ‘loves’ those kind of descriptions.

He found me a board that he trimmed just a bit… it was a scrap so no purchase necessary. He & Cayson painted it white for me… we used a wall paint we had and it pretty much was used like a primer. I pretty much just eye-balled it and taped a diamond out with masking tape before painting the whole board green (the cheapest quart of paint at Walmart that we could find – we had mixed). Due to the cheapness of the paint, it took several coats of green. I added the dirt aka brown paint. Once that dried, I peeled the tape up to reveal the striped baseline.

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Sweet hubby cut out the holes at each base using his jig saw and I added the title – obviously free-hand.

I sewed these baseball beanbags for the game.


All in all, it was a fun project and we plan on using the board for our church’s Trunk or Treat. I can always paint something on the other side to re-use it for another party or paint over the baseball side.

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The total cost was $10 for the paint (green mixed quart & brown craft paint) plus maybe $1 for the white muslin fabric for the beanbags. We had everything else.Hosting provided by FotoTime

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  1. very cute, sarah! i love that you can use it again for other parties.

  2. What a fabulous idea!!!
    I love it!!!

  3. What a fun party! And a great game too! You did a wonderful job!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the CSI Project! We really appreciate it. I hope you will come back next week for our Hardware Store challenge!


  4. OMGosh, what a party! Every little boy's dream. You really outdid yourself.

    You should consider showing this party to Kara over here:


    Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat Paperie. Come again anytime.

  5. What a wonderful party you set up. Just perfect for a boy!


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