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DIY bottle ring toss game

Usher the entertainment to a picnic in the park or a backyard BBQ. Our DIY ring toss game, made from upcycled glass bottles and embroidery hoops, brings friendly competition suitable for all ages!

Enjoy a little friendly competition with the entire family. Craft a portable DIY bottle ring toss game for beachside outings, afternoons in the park and backyard gatherings. Follow our easy DIY instructions using red, white, and blue craft paint for the perfect 4th of July activity.

 

DIY bottle ring toss game instructions
 
what you’ll need
  • 2 small wood CD crates
  • 12 glass or plastic bottles
  • craft paint (red, white and blue)
  • spray paint (blue)
  • foam brush
  • jute twine or yarn
  • glue gun & glue
  • assorted wood stars
  • small embroidery hoops (4 hoops per player)
  • 120 grit sand paper
  • wax paper lined tray
  • pliers
let’s do it
crate
  1. Sand crates lightly to smooth any rough edges.
  2. Paint interior and exterior of crates with spray paint until covered. Let dry.
wooden stars
  1. Sand stars lightly to smooth any rough edges.
  2. Arrange stars before painting to select placement (snap a photo with your camera phone to remember your layout once you’re ready to glue).
  3. Paint stars with 2-3 coats using white paint.
  4. Let dry in between each coat.
  5. Glue stars to 1 side of each crate with glue gun.
bottles
  1. Wash and remove any labels with warm soapy water – Goo Gone works like a charm to help remove any remaining glue.
  2. Pour red paint into 6 bottles and white paint into the other 6 bottles – add a tiny bit of water to your paint if it’s too thick.
  3. Rotate bottles slowly to cover the entire interior of the bottle.
  4. Pour excess paint out.
  5. Place upside down on wax paper-lined tray to finish draining paint, about 30 minutes.
  6. Flip bottles right side up and clean rim.
  7. Let bottles dry for 48–72 hours right side up.
hoops
  1. Remove any stickers.
  2. Remove metal parts by bending with pliers.
  3. Glue large hoop openings together with glue gun.
  4. Wrap jute around hoops and secure with glue.
  5. Paint hoops with different colors and/or patterns different colors.
  6. Create enough hoops so each player has 4.
how to play
  1. Place crates together and set 6 bottles in each crate to make 4 rows of 3 bottles.
  2. Mark a line 3-6 feet away from the bottles for game players to stand behind when tossing rings.
  3. Give each player 4 rings and have them stand behind the line.
  4. Toss rings onto the bottles and the player who rings the most bottles wins.
Cheryl Says
Mix up your craft paint to match a kid’s birthday party or your favorite sport’s team!

 

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