Cornhole boards are a classic form of entertainment for family game night during the long summer evenings. Cornhole is simple, fun, and it can be manipulated into fun new games with new objectives. For those who have taken the time to build cornhole boards, or for those who bought boards that are unfinished, the customization process is a fun DIY project for the whole family.
Simple and Elegant
For a simplistic approach to finishing cornhole boards, one might decided to finish the boards in their stain of choice. This seals and protects the wood, making the boards appropriate for any and all events. Staining may require more than two coats, especially if the individual wants a darker or more vibrant appearance.
Lighting for Night Use
Since cornhole games may continue well into the dark hours, it is only natural to consider adding lights to the cornhole boards. Cornhole lights are applied around the edge of the target hole, allowing players to make accurate shots. Lights come in a variety of colors making it possible to match the color of the lights with the board’s theme.
Stickers and Decals
Stickers and decals are an easy to use option for board customization, especially if the owner believes he or she might not have the time or talent for hand decorating. Some of the more popular decals may depict sporting events or teams, designating the cornhole boards for game days. Other stickers could be used, such as metallic or glow in the dark stickers. Kids could even decorate the boards, making them a treasured family possession.
Painting a Masterpiece
For those who are artistic, the boards themselves could become a piece of artwork. Elaborate scenes, characters, or designs could be painted onto the boards. After the art has had time to dry, a clear coat should be applied to protect the paint. The top coat serves to protect the wood as well, reducing the risk of fading from sunlight or wood rot from moisture. Even with this coat, cornhole boards should be kept out of the elements.
Instead of spending a lot of money on finished, ready to buy cornhole boards, families should try the DIY route. It’s cheaper to build and customize them, and it’s a lot of fun! If appearances are not a concern, children could go crazy decorating them while parents take a much deserved break on the patio.