How to Paint a Cornhole Board Set

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Now that you know how to make a cornhole board set you may want to snazz them up by painting them. For this example, I have chosen to paint mine University of Kentucky Blue and White with the UK block letter logo on the playing surface. I am also adding all of the years that Kentucky has won the college basketball national championship.  Along one long side I am putting “KENTUCKY”, on the other long side “WILDCATS”, and along the bottom edge “NO 1 GR8TR”.

Creating the Stencils

  1. First I created a stencil for the Block UK (very similar to how I created the Mario Room Stencils). I found a picture on the Internet that I liked. I printed it out and decided that doubling the dimensions of the logo would be just about the right size for my cornhole board set.  I measured each area and drew the dimensions that I needed on to a piece of poster board.
  2. Next I created a stencil for the numbers for the years. I found a picture of block numbers on the Internet. I printed them out and decided that the numbers were the right size for my board. I then created the numbers on my poster board.
  3. The last stencils I needed were for all of the letters along the sides and bottom of the board. The sides are all 4 inches so I decided to make the letters on the side 3” tall and 2 ½ “ wide. In order to do this I created a grid with lines every ¼“ and drew the block letters on the poster board accordingly.

Painting

First I painted the playing surface and the sides of the cornhole board with white latex paint.

painting a cornhole board
After the paint dried I started taping up the board. I started with a 2” painters tape around the edge of the playing surface. I also placed painters tape on the sides and bottom of the boards and put enough tape for the logo and years to go on the playing surface.
painting a cornhole board
Next I took each of the stencils and drew them on the painters tape (just like I did with the Mario Room Mural). Using a razor knife I cut around the areas I just drew on the board. Then I peeled off all of the tape leaving only the areas that I wanted to be white.  

painting cornhole boards

I then painted the entire board blue. After the blue paint dried I peeled off the rest of the tape leaving behind the white areas and my cornhole board design.

painting a cornhole board
You can use this principle to decorate your cornhole board set however you like (below is a couple other cornhole boards I have made). What is your favorite sport? Favorite team?

florida gator cornhole boardUK cornhole board

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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.

Comments

  1. Susan Cooper says:

    Very nice. The instructions are great, even I could figure them out… 😀

  2. Kim Withers says:

    Wow! You did an amazing job! And I just LOVE the Gators board! My favorite team! 🙂

  3. my neighbor used decals on his because he can’t paint as well.

    • Decals are also an option for cornhole boards. I wanted to do decals when we did the Mario Room but my husband was up for painting.

  4. Nice looking cornhole boards! I am a Dukes of Hazzard fan and taped mine off and did a Confederate flag on one and a “01” on the other. Took a lot of time to do them.

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