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Corn Hole Game DIY Scoreboard

Do you like to play corn hole? Do you have a scoreboard? Here is an easy way to make a corn hole game DIY Scoreboard from a thrift store find.

Do y’all remember when I found that wooden stand while out thrifting with the gals? It’s okay if you don’t because it was several months ago! I asked everyone what they thought it’s original purpose was and I think the final consensus was a TV tray stand.

I’m going to show you how to make a Corn Hole Game DIY Scoreboard out of this inexpensive thrift store find. When I found the stand, I knew immediately that it would be perfect for a scoreboard because it is made of solid wood and very sturdy.

I got my husband on board with the plan and gathered my supplies. Then, as happens with many projects, I didn’t do a thing with it for over 4 months. LOL

With Father’s Day Weekend approaching, I knew my time was running out to get the project finished. We love playing corn hole when the kids are here and we, (meaning me) have a hard time keeping up with the score. LOL

Thankfully, after 4 months, I was still able to find the stand as well as all the other supplies. LOL

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How to Build a Corn Hole Game DIY Scoreboard

The supplies needed are very simple.

Prepare the Scoreboard Materials

Begin by preparing all your materials. The galvanized metal may need to be trimmed to fit your frame. If so, be sure to use a metal blade in your circular saw to assure a smooth cut.

Although the thrift store stand was in good shape, I painted the frame black so that it would match our corn hole boards.

Construction Details for Corn Hole Game Scoreboard

First, cut the wood trim, using a miter saw, to attach to the vertical length of the sheet metal. This will hold the metal firmly in the frame. Attach to the front of the frame using wood screws and paint the trim to match. The sheet metal will be placed on the back side of the trim and frame.

Next, using a cordless drill, attach the galvanized sheet metal to the frame from the backside.

My husband recommends drilling a pilot hole in the metal before screwing the metal to the wooden frame.

The trim piece also hides the jagged edge of the sheet metal and helps prevent any possible injury from an exposed raw edge.

If you are not familiar with using chalk paint, you can see this tutorial.

Add Graphics to DIY Scoreboard

In order to have neat numbers on the scoreboard, I used my Silhouette Cameo to design graphics for the corn hole game and cut them using Black Glossy Vinyl. You can also purchase vinyl numbers like these.

I’ve used my Silhouette Cameo to design several projects such as the Feed Sack Fabric and the Vintage Inspired Sign.

Finally, using a black sharpie, draw the horizontal lines on the sheet metal. I used a ruler to attempt a straight line.

Keeping Score

There are several options for your magnets to help keep score. I have several scrabble tiles and decided to use the D & L for Dark and Light Corn Hole Bags. I used a self adhesive magnet on the back of each tile.

I’ll be interested to see what ideas you have for keeping score.

I may eventually paint the tiles the color of the bags, but for now they work just fine.

We enjoyed playing corn hole over Father’s Day weekend with our daughter and son-in-law. Now that I have a new Corn Hole Game DIY Scoreboard, I didn’t have to worry about keeping the score in my head. LOL.

Simple Corn Hole Rules

Bag in Hole – 3 Points
Bag on the Board – 1 Point
First Team to 21 Wins

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Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Love your Corn Hole scoreboard! Our friends will love this so I'm sharing with them.

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Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Cindy, Thanks so much for sharing.

Heather M Krout

Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

This is so great!! I love that you had the vision for this! I also have trouble keeping score during cornhole!!!

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Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Heather, I'm so glad you stopped by. Thanks for your sweet compliment.


Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Rachel, this is incredible! What a great use of the stand that you found. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing

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Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Mary, Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you like this.

Gail Cunningham

Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Love that UNC affiliation, says this Moore County NC gal! You've inspired me to get our raw-wood Corn Hole game boards painted! PS, just discovered your blog last week, and am loving it.

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Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Hey Gail, Welcome Gail! I'm so excited you decided to join me. Yes - paint those boards.