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3 DIY Yard Games for Summer

Celebrate summer and the backyard barbecues ahead by building life size versions of the popular games you love. These tutorials are all easy to follow, and are sure to induce laughter and lasting memories. Plus, now that you have a garage and space to grow you can finally take on these DIY projects.

Giant Jenga Game
Take this classic game up a notch! This version from DIY Pete is enhanced, but not large enough to tower over guests and cause injury. 


You’ll need the following:


  • Ryobi Orbital Sander
  • Ryobi Drill Kit
  • Miter Saw or Circular Saw
  • Kreg Jig


  • 3/4″ plywood 18″x18″
  • 6 – 2″x4″ x 8′ pine boards to make 54, 10 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 – 2″x” x 6′ pine board to make the sides for 18″x18″ plywood base
  • Sandpaper (120 to 180 grit)
  • Threaded Feet for base
  • 15 Kreg Screws

Tic Tac Toe
Whether your guests are 6 or 60, tic tac toe is a fun and easy game for everyone. eHow has a great tutorial.


You’ll need the following:

  • Nylon rope, 50 feet
  • Cardstock
  • Artificial grass outdoor carpet, 4 feet x 6 feet
  • String, 200 feet 
  • White marker or chalk 
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint primer 
  • Spray paint in 4 colors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks 
  • Large canvas bag
  • Fabric paint in 3 colors
  • Paintbrush

Corn hole
Building a corn hole set is fairly simple as it’s made from exterior wood. You can also customize it without having to pay the hefty price tag on a specialty set with your favorite team’s logo. DIY Network has a great tutorial.


You’ll need the following:


  • saw
  • measuring tape
  • compass
  • drill with drill bit and Phillips-head screw bit
  • 1/2″ drill bit
  • clamps
  • circular saw
  • random orbit sander
  • paint roller
  • jig saw


  • (2) 24″ x 48″ pieces of 1/2″ pressure-treated plywood for the surface
  • (4) 2×4 x 48″ for the frame
  • (4) 2×4 x 21″ for the frame
  • (4) 2×4 x 11-1/2″ for the legs
  • 1-lb. box of 1-5/8″ deck screws
  • (4) 4″ carriage bolts with (4) washers and (4) wing nuts
  • wood putty
  • high-gloss paint
  • primer

Be sure to tag us in all of your creations on social – @progressresidential. Thanks for being a part of the Progress Residential® family!

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