Hand-Lettered Cornhole Boards


This has been one of my favorite projects so far! I was working with Abby, the most perfectly calm and pleasant bride, on these refurbished window seating charts when she brought this idea to me. Her father made these corn hole boards (which are SO beautifully done) as a Christmas gift for she and her now husband, and she wanted to incorporate them into their cocktail hour/reception at her October wedding at Silver Oaks Chateau.


We talked through several different design ideas, and she and JD finally settled on the design you see below. One challenge I didn't anticipate at the start of the project was that these boards were already sealed with a polyurethane layer. When I wrote on the boards with my UNI POSCA markers (sourced from ArtMart), I realized I could pretty easily remove the writing. After reviewing some options (including printing my design on vinyl), we decided to proceed with the paint markers, and cover the design with another layer of polyurethane when it dried.


I captured a little bit of the design process in the pictures below. I started by creating my design in Adobe Illustrator to be able to align everything perfectly and used that design as my template for the boards. I used my laser level to make sure my tape lines were all in place and taped all of the boards at once. Since the boards were coated in polyurethane, I was able to sketch everything out with my chalk marker to get the layout perfect, and then erase and fill in with my paint pens.


Once all four boards were finished, they made their big debut on the patio at Silver Oaks. To add to the fun, they added LED lights in the holes to keep the party going all night!



Cheers to Abby and JD!

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