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Father's Day Football Toss - THD DIY-Workshops

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.

Hi friends, I'm so glad you're here!

This is the post where a group of bloggers get together to share our own take on the same project  in what's called a  DIY - Workshop Virtual Party. 
But, before we get there, let me ask you something, have you ever attended one of the FREE weekly workshops the Home Depot offers at most of their locations?

Well, this virtual party is all about it. This Saturday, June 18, 10:00 - 11:30 A.M.  you can go to the Home Depot to get the materials, tools and all the necessary skills to build this super fun game to celebrate Father's day:

A FOOTBALL TOSS GAME, like the one pictured below.

During this workshop you're going to learn how to properly measure and accurately cut wood; safely operate both circular and reciprocating saws and a drill; and paint or stain your project with grid lines. 
Attendees won't always be able to make and take the project (changes by store), but you're definitely going to walk away with the necessary skills to recreate this project at home.

The Home Depot asked 25 bloggers to create this same Football Toss Game. The following are the steps I took to create mine. At the end of this post you're going to find the links to check out the other 24 projects.

Materials and tool list for the basic game: ( You can get your material cut to size at THD)
  • 4 - 1" x 4" x 4' - Legs
  • 4 - 1" x 4" x 2' - Braces
  • 1 - 2' x 3' Plywood board
  • 2 - 3" hinges
  • Drill, jigsaw, sander, nails and hammer or brad nailer
  • Stain and/or paint to finish as you'd like.
As I said before, you can get the material cut at the Home Depot.
Ryobi - One+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Ultimate Combo Kit (6-tool)
Using a nail, string, and a pencil (above picture), draw the two circles centered width-wise.
For the top circle drive the nail at 9" from the top, with a 4" radius.
Center the lower circle at 12" from the lower edge. The radius for this circle is 6".

Sand all the pieces, legs, braces, and plywood, especially the cut-out circle areas.

Paint Colors: Behr Mown Grass & Agave Plant
The next step is to stain it and/or paint it, I did both. Legs and braces were stained.
The plywood piece was first primed and painted white. 
For the design, I went for a classic green striped field, I thought about adding a team logo, but my family couldn't agree on which one to use. Easier for me. ;)

Once the white paint dried, pieces of tape were added across the board - from each end at the 9" mark and then, every 6"
I used number stickers to draw more interest.
Each area was painted an alternating dark and light green.

Ryobi 18-Gauge cordless Brad Nailer
I mounted the plywood piece on two of the legs, using screws at the top and lower part of the "field".
Since I didn't want screws showing, I glued both surfaces, and drove brad nails on the white lines.

The top and lower braces were nailed in place at the very top and bottom of the board.

Two Hinges
The other set of legs and braces were attached with screws. Hinges hold both pieces together.

But hey, here is the twist I gave this project, because who doesn't want a chalkboard sign around the house. :)

Using a router, I did rabbet cuts alongside the brace pieces, that created the perfect little ledge to secure another ¼" plywood aka chalkboard.

You slide it in and it's a chalkboard sign - Slide it out and it's a Football Toss Game!

Really, Who doesn't want a chalkboard sign during a party? They're good to show guests where to go, or perhaps you can write the party's menu or the activities. Hey, they're good for just about any occasion and year round!

So, of course, this whole project made me throw a party for all the fathers in our family. :D


The place: SIL's house
The time: All afternoon
The attire: Super comfy and ready for a game.

Salad PlatesBeverage Tub/Stand  -  Bowl in Stripes - 
The Home Depot also had almost everything that I needed to make this space look awesome... Plates, bowls, cushions, lanterns..

But, without a doubt, the highlight of this party was the game. Here, my brother-in-law trying to score big.

We had the best food, entertainment and not surprisingly, the best ball retriever ever! She was a trooper. :D

PIN IT for Later!


Please click on the links below to see the take each of my blogging friends gave to this same project.

The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels.

There are three types of Workshops offered: Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIY), and kids.

Register to create the FOOTBALL TOOS GAME  right HERE, and
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*I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in this Workshops Program. As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commision guidelines.*

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  1. That is awesome! I love the chalkboard sliding component, and the colors you chose!

  2. I love the chalkboard idea! You're so clever

  3. This is creative! You guys will get so much use out of this, especially with the big chalkboard feature! Of course I pinned it:) XO-Wendi@H2OBungalow

  4. Oh my gosh you are SO SO clever! Love the dual purpose, and the fact that you know how to attach hinges and apparently I don't lol. Live and learn. Thanks again for inviting me to play along!! XOXO

  5. Your projects are the best! I love that you added the chalkboard idea too!

  6. Great idea and addition to the Father's day initiative. I just can see that a few beers are missing to the party but still. I mean nobody wants a cupcake. At least at home :)) Would suggest the idea to my friends and family.

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  7. Cristina, what an awesome project!!! I am totally inspired to make something like this for my husband. And I love the addition of the chalkboard, so clever!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Cristina,
    I love this and what a fun day for your husband. I am inspired to create a fun filled day for my sweet husband. Thank you

  9. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Could yours be any cuter? You did an amazing job!

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