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Hi.

I'm Bri Garbani, a designer + photographer living in San Diego, California. It's here that I express my passion for dogs, design + DIY through writing + photography. If you like what you see, you'll want to check back often as I have a constant need to create + Native Blonde is my prime creative outlet.

Cornhole Game Set

Cornhole Game Set

In our backyard we built a bar & grill for entertaining, a sectional for lounging, a hammock for hanging, a garden for growing, but we were still missing something. How about a lawn game?

I give you another super easy & speedy DIY project that you can complete in one afternoon - regulation cornhole boards. There's a plethora of instructions and how-to's available online, especially on Pinterest, but we found this one by DIY Network to be most helpful with step-by-step instructions containing photos.

This project was completed in between stages of our other larger DIY projects we had going on this summer, and it was so easy and fast to build that I barely was able to collect any photos of our process. In fact, I only snapped one! It's terrible documentation that we built them ourselves, I know. The hubby prepped the wood and assembled them, and once he was done with that, I got busy staining them with a pretty triangle shape. A few coats of stain later and after sealing them against the elements, we were done! Oh, and of course I made the bean bags too. That was a simple task as well. I actually sewed them up with some scrap fabric minutes before we had company over so we could utilize our new game as entertainment that evening. All it took was a trip to our grocery store to stock up on some dried beans and I was all set with the rest of the supplies.

Our lone project photo.

Here's Dutch impeding our game, she just loves to run back and fourth between the boards while we play. You would think with having a cornhole set in my own backyard that I would have mastered the game by now, but no. Maybe the trick is to not drink beer every time you're playing it, ha! 

Tassel Wall Hanging

Tassel Wall Hanging

Hammock Stand

Hammock Stand