DIY Cornhole Beanbags Set

Learn how to make your own cornhole bean bags for your wedding reception

Yard games are such a fun addition to any wedding reception, and Cornhole is one of our favorites! In our DIY Cornhole Board Tutorial, we detailed how to construct and customize your own cornhole boards at a minimal cost. In this post, we’ll talk about the remaining pieces: making your own Cornhole beanbags!


How to Make Your Own Cornhole Beanbags


Duck Cloth

Dried Corn

Heavy Duty Thread

Liquid Stitch
Sewing Machine
Sewing Machine

MATERIALS

In order for you to make the bean bags, you’ll need the following items:

INSTRUCTIONS

First, start by cutting your duck cloth into 7 x 7 inch squares. In Cornhole, each of the two teams gets four bean bags, meaning you'll need to cut 8 squares of each color.

Using your sewing machine loaded with heavy-duty thread, pair two of your squares together, and stitch three out of the four sides together. Pro tip: make the seams approximately ½” inch from the edge of the squares for the best result.

DIY Cornhole Set Tutorial

For added protection, it's best to double stitch each corner. You can also apply liquid stitch between the cloth, against the seams, and allow to dry.

DIY Cornhole Set Tutorial

Applying liquid stitch to strengthen and seal the seams

After your liquid stitch is dry, turn the bags inside out and fill with approximately 16 ounces of corn. Pin your bags closed until all are filled.

Tucking the edges of the fabric inside the beanbag, sew the final seam, double stitching the corners again.

Decorating Your Cornhole Bean Bags

If you want to decorate the beanbags, paint pens work really well. Metallic colors look especially great–make sure to choose one that contrasts sharply with your beanbag color.

If you want something a little more fancy, consider embroidering your Bean Bags with your monogram or wedding date! Don't have an embroidery machine? (Who does?!) Consider hand-stitching designs onto your bean bags for a hipster vibe!

Where to Buy Wedding Cornhole Bean Bags

Don't want to DIY your Cornhole beanbags? Check out these great options:

by BrendaGoodierDesigns

These custom embroidered bean bags feature the initials of the couple and the wedding date!

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by MadabellaCouture

This set of custom embroidered Cornhole beanbags features the couple's married monogram in contrasting colors!

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by SkyPixieDesigns

This set of custom embroidered Cornhole beanbags features the couple's monogram in contrasting colors in a more muted palette.

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via Amazon

Just want something basic? Check out these solid colored bean bags from Amazon!

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