Baseball fans, beanbag toss lovers and those with a competitive spirit we’ve got a DIY game for you. It’s another Handbuilt Holiday gift idea from Ana White and myself as we gear up for holiday gift giving. Today we are sharing a DIY baseball beanbag toss game and it’s very simple to construct.
A DIY tutorial to make a baseball themed beanbag toss game. This beanbag toss has its own beanbag holder and mounts flush to the wall.
We’re bringing the beanbag toss indoors with this fun baseball themed game. And we have plans for you to make it too just in time for the holiday season. As you may know Ana White and I post a new holiday gift project plan each Friday leading up to Christmas. We have been sharing this series for seven years now so we’ve accumulated a big bundle of project ideas here if you’re looking for some gifts to build.
We were inspired by this Pottery Barn version here but made our own tweaks to make it DIY friendly. Ana designed this beanbag toss using off the shelf lumber and integrated a clever storage area in the frame for the baseball beanbags to fall and rest.
- multiple scoring holes
- chalkboard score keeping area
- beanbag storage holder
- standard building tools (miter saw, drill, nail gun, measuring tape, sander, etc)
- jigsaw, scroll saw or 4″ hole saw
- baseball shaped beanbags or regular beanbags
- plans from Ana White here
To make the cut out holes I used a quart paint can (4 1/4″ diameter) to make a template and marked the plywood for each hole. Then I used my scroll saw to cut out the holes but you could use a 4″ hole saw to make it easier or a jig saw. Be sure to sand the holes both front and back before attaching the plywood to the frame.
To hang the baseball beanbag toss Ana designed a wall cleat as part of the plans. I cut the cleat pieces at 22 1/4″ long (a teeny bit shorter than the plans) to allow for some wiggle room when hanging the frame onto the cleat. The cleat needs to be attached to studs in the wall or proper anchors.
You can see in the photo above view from the back that once the cleat is on the wall the upper back 1×2 will slip over the cleat and allow the frame to hang securely. Alternatively you could add a 1/4″ plywood backing (to protect your wall from aggressive throwers) but that will change the hanging mechanism so you need to make adjustments.
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