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Tabletop cornhole boards. Learn how to make this fun tabletop cornhole board with just a couple pieces of wood! This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, US LLC. All opinions are mine alone. ​#CandyCallIt

Today we’re having a little indoor football fun by making tabletop cornhole boards. This is a great way to have a little friendly competition while the game is on.

How to build tabletop cornhole boards, an easy DIY project.

These mini cornhole boards are basically a smaller version of my regulation cornhole boards DIY project, but you can set them up on your table and have fun during your Big Game party!

Football themed tabletop cornhole boards DIY how to placed on a table with party food

We know that the Big Game isn’t always about the actual game, it’s about the food and fun!

How To Make Tabletop Cornhole Boards

This project is quite easy, and you don’t need too many tools to complete it either.

Materials and Cuts

  • 1 – 1″x8″ board, 24″ long
    • Cut to two 12″ long pieces
  • 1 – 1″x2″ board; 12″ long
    • Cut into four 3″ long pieces with one end being cut at a 15-degree angle, as seen in the photo

You will also need

  • Wood glue
  • 220 or similar grit Sandpaper
  • Paint and or football decals
  • Clearcoat spray

Tools

  • Miter saw
    • Note: if you don’t have a miter box, just cut the 1″x2″ board into 2-1/2″ pieces. They’ll sit on the table at an angle with the corner touching the surface. Otherwise, you can cut an angle so the legs sit flat on the table.
  • Drill
  • 2″ hole saw, or drill with a drill bit and jigsaw
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrushes

Instructions

Follow these instructions to learn how to build tabletop cornhole boards!

Cut the Wood

Cut the pieces as instructed above in the materials list.

One 1″x8″ board cut into two 12″ long pieces. One 1″x2″ board; cut into four 3″ long pieces with one end being cut at a 15-degree angle.

Wood to make tabletop cornhole boards

Cut the Holes

At one end of each board, cut 2″ holes. Measure 3″ down from the end and 3-5/8″ from the side; make a mark with your pencil and drill the holes. One on each board.

Holes drilled in a board to make tabletop cornhole boards

Attach Tabletop Cornhole Board Legs

Use wood glue to attach the legs to the same end as you drilled the holes. Allow the glue to dry completely.

You can use brad nails through the face of the cornhole boards if you wish. But since it’s for light tabletop use, I really don’t see the need in doing so. Most wood glues are stronger than wood these days, so it will hold up quite well.

attaching legs to the bottom of our tabletop cornhole boards

Sand it Smooth

Smooth out any rough spots or pencil marks from the cutting process with sandpaper.

Sanding the tabletop cornhole boards smooth before painting

Paint and Decorate the Tabletop Cornhole Boards

Now comes the fun part. Paint and decorate your mini cornhole boards. I suggest using a white primer or chalk paint. After that, the colors and decorations are up to you! Have fun with it!

Painted and finished DIY tabletop cornhole boards, painted red and white with blue football on them

That’s all there is to it! Building tabletop cornhole boards is real easy to do!

Football Party

Now it’s time to set up for the big football game!

Football party tablescape with popcorn candies and decoration

Party Supplies

  • Tabletop cornhole boards
  • Football themed decor
  • Football themed serving plates and dishes

Party Food

  • SNICKERS® Minis 
  • M&M’S® Peanut Candies 
  • SKITTLES® Original candies 
  • Cocktail franks
  • Popcorn
  • Drinks

Football party table with snacks

Football party table with food and snacks

Throw a Family Big Game Party

Who is watching the Big Game with you this year? Wife, husband, kids? It’s a family affair and it’s going to be a blast.

We’re showing our football spirit by serving up our favorites.

Skittle football party snack in a bowl with the skittles bag behind it.

SNICKERS®, SKITTLES®, and M&M’S® candies want to get all of the party-goers in on the action.

SNICKERS football party snack, SNICKERS minis make the ideal sharing game day snack

Football party snacks, M&M's Peanut candies.

Halftime Hotdogs. We’re using cocktail franks on football pennant cocktail sticks. Toss them in the slow cooker or fry them up in a pan to be ready for the football game.

Cocktail franks on a football plate with football yard line skewers and a football themed sign in front reading "Half Time Hot Dogs".

Penalty Popcorn with M&M’S® Peanut candies. Simply pop some kettle corn and add M&M’S® candies. Serve in one bowl for everyone to share or in individual size serving cups.

Penalty Popcorn with M&MS candies in football themed individual serving dishes.

Don’t forget the candy dish! A bowl of SKITTLES® Original candies will be a treat everyone will love.

Bowl of Skittles candy

If you’d like to toss some fruit on the table, orange slices are a great option. Everyone who’s played football when they were a kid remembers orange slices during halftime! As for drinks, serving juice, iced tea, or lemonade is always a great option.

Use SNICKERS® Minis as the bean bags to play cornhole on the tabletop cornhole boards!

Playing tabletop cornhole at a football themed party

Halftime Game with the Tabletop Cornhole Boards

During halftime, we’ll have a big showdown and see who can win at tabletop cornhole!

tabletop cornhole game using snickers candies for cornhole bags

Make up your own rules or you can try playing for real with these cornhole game instructions.

Football themed tabletop cornhole boards DIY how to placed on a table with party food
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Tabletop Cornhole Boards

How to build tabletop cornhole boards. A fun tabletop game!
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Yield: 2 cornhole boards
Author: Scrappy Geek
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • Drill
  • 2" Hole Saw or Jig Saw and Drill Bit
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Paint brushes
  • Miter saw or miter box (optional)

Materials

  • 1 1" x 8", 24" long board Cut to two 12" long pieces

  • 1 2" x 2", 12" long board Cut into four 3" long pieces with one end being cut at a 15-degree angle, as seen in the photo

  • Wood Glue
  • 220 Grit Sandpaper
  • Paint and/or football decals
  • Clearcoat spray or roll on

Instructions

  • Cut wood as instructed in the material list. Make sure to cut the 1" x 2" pieces with an angle (approx 15 degrees) on one end of each piece.
  • At one end of each 12" board, measure 3" down from the end and 3-5/8" in from the side, make a mark and cut your 2" hole with the mark acting as your center guide.
  • Use wood glue to attach the legs; gluing the angled end to the bottom of the boards at the top nearest the cornholes.
  • Sand the cornhole boards smooth.
  • Decorate with paint and decals any way you wish!

Video

Notes

If you don't have a miter saw, simply cut the legs a little shorter and glue them on. They'll sit at an angle on the table, but for this game, it's just fine!
See photos in blog post for a more detailed walkthrough of how to build tabletop cornhole boards!

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