i should be mopping the floor: DIY Vintage Ring Toss

Thursday, June 2, 2016

DIY Vintage Ring Toss

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This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for summertime parties, backyard fun, and just everyday boredom busters for the kids. See how I made it below. 
This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.

It's the season of backyard play and outdoor get togethers, y'all! We just had our first summer par-tay this past weekend...and our new DIY Vintage Ring Toss was put to good use. This is such an easy backyard game...both to make and to play. Check out how I put a fun shabby vibe on this simple craft below. 


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
Don't these bottles look all kinds of beach-y and tropical? Their colors are my fave. And it's a fantastic way to bringthe tropics into the backyard! This project requires no special skills. My nine-year-old helped me from start to finish. Our ring toss game has already turned into a family favorite.  


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
To create your own DIY Vintage Ring Toss, you'll need the following: 
  • shallow wood box (see how I made my own here)
  • clear soda bottles (drink 'em and wash 'em, use as many as fit in your box)
  • chalk paint in fun colors (my homemade recipe is in this post)
  • colored masking tape (found in craft stores or craft aisles of stores)
  • multi-purpose rope
  • sand paper or a sanding sponge
  • optional: dark wax for the paint finish
This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
My kids will forever remember that day in May 2016 when mom came home and said, "I've got lots of soda I need you to drink up...fast!" We don't drink a lot of soda around here, so they were elated. We were about to host my husband's grandmother's birthday party and needed some outdoor games for the kids, stat! Ring toss was PERFECT! (He may have gotten more soda on himself!)


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
Before creating your vintage ring toss, wash and rinse your bottles very well. Then dry well. The number of bottles you need depends on the size of box you use.


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
Use your chalk paint to paint the outsides of the bottles. The chalk paint will adhere to the glass surface better than other paints will. No sanding at this point...just paint! We did a variety of fun tropical colors on our bottles, just to make the game feel super summery.


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
The box I used is from a couple of years ago when I created my own vintage soda crates (see that complete tutorial here). Their depth was just perfect for a ring toss, so I used one for this game. You can make your own box like I did or look for a shallow one at a craft store. To bring in the color of the bottles, I painted one side the same yellow I used. Then I added vinyl lettering (I use a vinyl machine to cut mine, but you can find ready-made ones at craft stores). 


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
My son painted over the entire box with the blue chalk paint (including painting over the vinyl letters). Then we peeled off the letters to reveal the 'ring toss' words. I took my sanding sponge and lightly sanded over the entire piece, giving it that vintage feel.


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
I sanded the bottles, too...so they wouldn't feel left out of our vintage vibe. ;)

This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
This is completely an optional step, but I like to wax my chalk-painted pieces. It adds some depth and texture and a whole extra level of vintage-ness. I wipe my wax on with a lint-free cloth. If you use too much dark wax, you can use natural wax to actually pull it back off (sounds counterintuitive, but it really does work).


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
To make the rings, simply cut pieces of your rope...make sure they're not too big for the bottles you use. Use the colored masking tape to secure the rope ends together. (You can also add a dab of hot glue for an extra measure of security).


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
Now you're ready to toss those rings!

This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
All of the kiddos had a great time with this. We use the colors of the masking tape on the rings to determine scores (one kid had all yellow rings, one had all pink, etc.). Whoever ringed the most bottles won! 


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
It's been a big hit...both at our party and for anytime the neighbor kids pop over.
And those colors totally bring the tropics to the backyard.

This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
Speaking of bringing the tropics to the backyard, after those long days of playing out back (and crafting with mom!), we're using all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ to bring our clothes back to their cleanest and best smelling. This is the newest scent from all® and, this detergent smells INCREDIBLE! I'm a scent person and always seem to be that shopper smelling all of the laundry soaps before I buy one. And this one is a winner. It smells so fresh and tropical...our laundry room is like an escape to paradise with this in the machine. Incidentally, our dryer vents into the driveway area...so it's a lovely welcoming fragrance to come home to when the laundry is being done. Our whole yard practically smells like a tropical getaway if you're out there at just the right time.
Once our clothes are clean, I find myself sniffing my shirt all day...LOL! ;) It's my own personal tropical escape. all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ can clean even the toughest stains...like that orange soda on a shirt! While the scent is new, it's still the same trusted cleaning power of the classic all® detergent.


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
Using all® Fresh Tropical Mist™, means I don't have to pretreat (and quite frankly, my people don't always remember to tell me about stains). This detergent already has in-wash pre-treaters that are fabulous for stain removal. It also costs 30% less than leading detergents.


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
To find NEW fresh tropical mist in a store near you, visit all®'s website here and click 'Where to Buy'! And click here to grab a coupon to use for $1 off.


This fun, tropical-colored DIY Vintage Ring Toss is easy to put together...and will create loads of awesomeness for backyard parties.
What fun outdoor games do you like to play in the summer?





8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful idea love the colors and it is fairly easy to make thanks for sharing and participating #client

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  2. I love this for a game but I also think it would look great on a porch!

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  3. What a great idea. My grandkids would love this. Would look great a decor.
    Bev

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  4. I have been wanting to make one of these sets for at least 15 years. This turned out better than I ever dreamed. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. so so so so cute!! I like the idea of getting the kids involved

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  6. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing it at our DIY Sunday Showcase party! It was one of my Top 6 favs and will be pinned in our DIY Sunday Showcase Talent Board.

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  7. This is such a neat idea! You're going to be featured at the Creativity Unleashed link party this week!

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  8. This is adorable! My kids are older now, but this would be a perfect decoration for my beach-themed guest room.

    Congrats on your feature in the #ThisIsHowWeRoll link party at Organized 31! I'm pinning this great idea now!

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