Melissa Kaylene: DIY Bean Bag Toss Board & Instagram Love

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DIY Bean Bag Toss Board & Instagram Love

Happy Wednesday everyone...the weekend is getting closer! Have any big plans? We will be heading to the beach to do a little end of the summer camp out! So guess what I will be working on today and tomorrow? Yup.. packing :).

So last week I shared a little bit about my daughter's 9th birthday party. You can check it out here. I also showed you my little polka dot banner I made...with my daughter's hello kitty sewing machine...if you haven't read that yet take a peak here. I also mentioned a little game I made, Bean Bag Toss...and I thought I'd show you a little bit more on our little project today....

It started out with an idea. Then my husband found an old scrap piece of plywood we just happened to have lying around, and I got to work.

I traced circles onto the board where I wanted the holes to be, and then using our skill saw we cut the holes out. I then put my birthday girl to work painting. I think she did a pretty darn good job, don't you?

After she finished painting both sides, the next day I painted the last minute touches.... and viola! Bean bag toss board that we can keep and use over and over. I was going to make a stand for it, but found that it worked just fine propped up. I was also going to make bean bags, but I ran out of I used my daughters ingenious idea and stole some beanie babies out of their room for the afternoon. :)


And there you have it! Not the greatest picture of it, but you get the idea! The best part is that Anika helped make it, and we will get alot of use out of it when friends come over!
I am also loving me some Instagram lately, and here's a couple pics I've posted.
You can find me on there and stock me as well if you'd like... my user name is melissakaylene.

me and my two long lost uncles

my little Noah



this ones perfect...its dark so you can't see my exhausted face after taking care of sick kiddos!

Til next time,


  1. Cool! Thanks for posting those photos, they were all great!

  2. Your bean bag toss is great. Thanks for directing me over from Meaningful Mama. We should create something like this. My kids would love it. Of course, we already have a corn hole game, so maybe it's too much. I like the multiple holes in yours though.

  3. Hi Melissa, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  4. You have a lovely blog! I'm your newest follower from "Naptime Review".
    If you get a chance – I would love a “follow-back” -

  5. Such a fun idea!! p.s. I love instagram!! Found you from the blog hop! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  6. hope your camp out was fun. bean toss is very popular here in pa. we play it at all the picnics.

  7. Melissa,
    This is such a fun idea. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  8. Hi There, I just spent a little time reading through your posts, which I found entirely by mistake whilst researching one of my projects. Please continue to write more because it’s unusual that someone has something interesting to say about this. Will be waiting for more!

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