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How To Build Your Own Cornhole Game Platforms

Following are step-by-step instructions, photographs, and diagrams to make your own Cornhole game set.

two different cornhole boards made of wood


How To Make Cornhole Boards

Here’s everything you need to build the Cornhole boards themselves:

Cornhole boards with Tennessee Titans logo


How To Make Cornhole Bags

As for the Cornhole bags (corn-filled beanbag pouches) used to play Cornhole, you can sew your own bags.

Here are instructions for making the bean bags from Michael Brungs:

You need 16 7″x7″ cloth squares for corn bags (enough for 8 cornbags). Depending on how many bags you want each player to throw (either 2 or 4), select the fabric colors accordingly. To assemble the bags, take 2 of the 7″ x 7″ fabric squares and sew a quarter inch seam on 3 sides. Fill each bag with 2.25 cups of corn. Sew the last open side of the bag. Double stitch each bag on all 4 sides. The bags do take a beating.

Here are some excellent detailed instructions for making cornhole bags.

When you buy a professional Cornhole set, the corn toss bags are usually made of duck cloth. It’s a popular fabric, commonly found at craft & hobby stores like JoAnn Fabric. It’s the same type of cloth used to make coin shipping bags.

Here are 4 things you need to know before making Cornhole bags.

Cornhole boards with Chicago Cubs logo

Fun Tip: You can make your cornhole boards (and bags!) glow in the dark by using glow in the dark paint (like Krylon glow in the dark paint or Rustoleum glow in the dark paint) on the platform boards themselves and glow in the dark fabric paint on the bags.