I'm so excited to share my completed Father's Day DIY Football Toss with you! Last week, I told you all about the upcoming DIY Workshop at The Home Depot, and promised to share my football toss with you along with some others from my fellow DIY blog friends. We each built a DIY football toss for Father's Day and everybody put their own spin on them. I hope they will inspire you to sign up for the DIY Workshop at your local Home Depot and see how simple and fun it is to build your own!
This post is sponsored by The Home Depot's DIY Workshop. All photos, ideas and opinions are 100% mine.
I can honestly say that building this football toss was a breeze...other than the fact that it was 92 degrees outside ;) It took around 45 minutes for me to build, and that was with a few water breaks in between steps. I chose to customize mine by using Western Kentucky University colors and their logo because my son is heading to college there in the fall. We are so excited to go to football games at WKU and will be taking this bad boy with us for tailgating!
Workshops are free, demonstrative classes. While you won’t always be able to make and take the project depending on which Home Depot store you go to, you’ll walk away with the skills to recreate this awesome football toss at home! Let me show you just how easy it was for us!
My 13 year old daughter asked to help, so I let her do the measuring and help with some of the steps that didn't include cutting. She is learning to use power tools and loves them, but we haven't gotten to some of the tools used today. She measured the cuts on our 1" x 4' x 2' board and our 1 x 4 boards.
And I used my handy Ryobi Circular Saw to make the cuts. This step took no time to do.
Next, we measured the circle cut-outs and I used my Ryobi One Jigsaw to cut them out. I would normally use my Reciprocator Saw, but I forgot that I had loaned it to a friend, so I made due with my jigsaw.
We assembled the frames and added the front board with ease, and then it was time for the fun part...painting it and making it our own!
We started by painting the entire frame red, then added some stripes using painter's tape. We absolutely love the way it turned out and will be using it a ton during the summer and at WKU tailgates this fall!
Here are the directions that I followed to make mine...just in case it makes it easier for you...
You guys, I cannot stress how easy this football toss was to build! You don't have to be super handy or own a full stock of power tools to build your own. If you are a little scared of power tools, this is the perfect project to start with, and you can learn how to build it from start to finish at your local Home Depot. It's the perfect gift idea for Father's Day...one he won't expect, but will be able to use for years to come!
Want to see how my DIY blogging personalized their DIY Father's Day Football Toss? You can click on the links below to see them all! Be sure to sign up for the DIY Workshop HERE before you leave!