Craft Projects

Patriotic Cornhole Boards


My step dad is super handy (the understatement of the year) and built my little sister a set of cornhole boards last year. He painted them white so she could spruce them up with a design of her own. Last weekend she came over to paint them — they turned out awesome! (Sorry — No tutorial on the actual boards in this post since I wasn’t a part of the construction.)

Emily used paint from Michaels for her boards. She taped off her stripes and drew on her stars before painting each board. She even painted around each star by hand, which I thought was super impressive. DISCLAIMER: Only one star was harmed (read: painted over) in the creation of these boards.

Two coats on each, and she was d-o-n-e done! The are so cute, don’t ya think?


The only thing cuter than her patriotic boards (and my garden behind them) is Em!

Cornhole1I guess craftiness runs in the family 🙂

We will be using these boards at our Memorial Day picnic/Em’s birthday celebration this weekend!

Christmas, Holiday

Door decorating contest

We are doing a door decorating contest at work and I think I am finally finished with my creation (maybe… I keep saying that and adding more). Judging is tomorrow and the winners are revealed at our holiday party on Friday! Woo!

What do you think? It’s all made out of construction paper (thanks, Alissa!) and folded, cut, strung, etc., to make the pretty tree and holiday garland.

Too fun!

Do you have any fun traditions at your work?

Christmas tree

Thank to Alyssa at Clever Nest for the star-folding tutorial (I made all of the mini stars this way).

And here’s my hubby’s and his officemate Jill’s door. So festive and hilarious. Love it.