The Best DIY Lawn Games
Ben and I love lawn games (we even had croquet at our wedding!), and our family has started a tradition of playing lawn games on the 4th of July. Obstacle courses, water balloon tosses, bocce ball, three-legged races, etc. It's always hilarious and a lot of fun (especially because we're all pretty competitive). So since the 4th is this Saturday, I started looking for some different lawn games to bust out this year...and I found a lot of great DIY versions! I'm not sure if we'll have time to make any of these by then, but they look easy enough to try--and fun enough to play all summer long.
1. Flamingo Ring Toss: This idea is pure genius. And if you have grass in your backyard, you don’t even have to “pot” the flamingos--just stick their legs into the grass and start tossing those rings!
2. Painted Cornhole (aka Beanbag Toss): Cornhole is a classic--although I always grew up calling it beanbag toss. This looks like one of the easiest games to DIY, and all you need is some paint to personalize it.
3. Prettied-up Horseshoes: Similarly, use a little paint to make a game of horseshoes more pretty! This would be perfect for a wedding or backyard party.
4. Pineapple Lawn Bowling: I looove this idea! Pineapples are everywhere--why not bowl with them too? If you don’t want to “waste” money on pineapples that will go bad afterward, there’s also this wooden pineapple bowling set…it’s adorable.
5. Alice in Wonderland Croquet: Last but not least, one of my favorite lawn games--with a twist! This tutorial shows you how to DIY an entire croquet set, complete with flamingo mallets à la Alice in Wonderland. So fun!
A few other ideas I’ve seen are giant versions of popular board games (Scrabble, Dominoes, Jenga, etc.), Kubb (also known as Viking chess--it’s super fun) and even a macrame badminton net! What are your favorite lawn games?
And in case I don’t fit another post in before then, what are your plans for the 4th of July?!