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15 Creative DIY Cornhole Board Designs

Customize your cornhole boards with one of these creative design ideas! Use paint, stencils, decals or lights to make cool cornhole boards that will be a hit at the next barbeque or tailgate party!

15 creative cornhole board design ideas

Cornhole is a super popular backyard game that anyone can play. The boards are easy to carry, so you can bring it with you to barbeques, football games or the beach!

family playing cornhole at the beach

Best of all, you can customize your cornhole boards to match your unique personality! Use paint or decals to your boards that show off your favorite sports team, country or movie. Surround the hole with LED lights to play into the night, and add cup holders and a cornhole scoreboard to up your game!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Make a Cornhole Board

Not sure how to make a cornhole board yourself? Check out my tutorial with free woodworking plans to get you started. Once you have the basic boards assembled, you can customize it however you like!

If you prefer to watch a video first, this is a great one!

How to Paint Cornhole Boards

Don't want to build your own boards? You can buy a blank, unfinished set and paint your own design! Make sure to use a high gloss paint, so the beanbags will slide easily across the surface. You may want to sand between coats to ensure a perfectly smooth surface.

How to Stain Cornhole Boards

Make sure your boards are sanded, and the dust removed, before you start staining. Apply the first coat with a rag, and wipe off the excess. You can stick with one coat if you're happy with the color, or apply a second coat the same way once the first is dry. Finish off the surface with a clear polyurethane so the surface is slick for playing.

Cornhole Board Design Ideas

Ready to get started? I've compiled a huge selection of different cornhole board designs to inspire you! Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below!


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