DIY: Make a Cornhole Set Out of Old Tires

DIY cornhole set made out of old tiresWhether it’s the start of football season, or you’re gearing up for the big game in February, everyone loves a good tailgate. And no tailgate would be complete without a lot of food and a good old-fashioned game of cornhole.

This year, mix things up a bit with a DIY cornhole made out of a set of old tires! Not only is it more cost-effective than the pricey cornholes you can buy at the store, but it’s a good way to reuse old tires and craft with friends.

DIY Cornhole Materials

  • Two old tires
  • Two square ¼” Plywood boards
  • Jig saw
  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • Yardstick
  • Drill with drill bit and Phillips-head screw bit
  • 1/2″ drill bit
  • Sand paper
  • Paint roller
  • Two colors of paint
  • Nail gun and nails
  • Bricks

Steps for Transforming Old Tires into Cornhole:

  1. Using a pencil, make a dot at the center of your plywood board. Make a 6″ diameter circle around the spot that you marked with your compass. Repeat on the second piece of wood.DIY corn hole set: step 1 and 2
  2. Measure the diameter of the hole on your tire using the yardstick. Add an inch or two to the width that you measured. Place your compass on the dot in the middle and make a circle with the new diameter you calculated. For example, if your diameter was 10 inches, your circle should have a diameter of 12 inches. Repeat on the second piece of plywood.
  3. Drill a hole along the edge of the inner circle large enough to accept the jigsaw blade. Repeat this around the circle every inch or so to make cutting easier.DIY corn hole set: step 3
  4. Place your jigsaw in one of your pre-drilled hole and cut out your circle, connecting the drilled dots. Lightly smooth out the edges of the hole with the sandpaper.DIY corn hole set: step 4
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 with the larger circle, making holes along the edge, before using the jigsaw and then smoothing down.DIY corn hole set: step 5
  6. Using your roller, paint the entire circle you cut out, making sure to get the edges of the inner and outer circle, so the wood doesn’t show through. Repeat this to the other circle, with a different color of your choice.DIY corn hole post: step 6
  7. Let the two circles dry.DIY corn hole set: step 7
  8. Secure the painted plywood to your old tire with the nail gun and nails. Use about 12 nails around the perimeter, spaced like a clock. Repeat on the second tire.
  9. Use a set of bricks to elevate the tires to your desired height.DIY: Make a Cornhole Set Out of Old Tires
  10. Once your tires are set up with the bricks, you can get to playing (and crushing your competition)!

Before you head out to tailgate and toss bags into your new impressive cornhole set, make sure your car is running right at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location. Or visit us here for the latest tire and auto service coupons.

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