DIY Washers Yard Game

A modern version of the classic DIY Washers Yard Game for your tailgating and football watch parties.

DIY copper washers tailgating yard game |

Did I mention that we accidentally discovered the hardest DIY yard game in the world a few weeks ago?

Technically, it’s my fault because I was too rushed to get everything together for our rooftop watch party shoot. So I didn’t want to take the time to find bigger metal washers to use as rings.

But at least, I was consoled by the hilarity of a grown man losing his composure with excitement over finally getting one ring around a goal post after a half an hour of relentless effort.

All of that to say you should totally make this DIY Washers Yard Game. HOWEVER, just promise to buy big enough washers to where you don’t end up hating me for it…

DIY copper washers tailgating yard game |

DIY copper washers tailgating yard game |

How To Play

So this is more of our take on ring toss and washer toss and very similar to our DIY Flamingo Ring Toss

The purpose of the game is toss as many washers as possible around the goal posts. It’s easy to make and easy to play (as long as your purchase large washers)!

Being that this is a DIY game, the rules and set up are totally up to you!

It’s a great tabletop game that functions as tabletop decor also for a sports themed party.

DIY football washers yard game |

Materials and Tools Needed To Make A DIY Washers Yard Game

8 copper pipes measuring 4 1/4 inches long

2 copper pipes measuring 10 inches

2 of 1/2 copper T fittings

2 of 1/2 copper 90 degree elbow fittings

2 of  1/2 inch galvanized floor flanges

4 of 1/2 copper end caps

2 of 1/2 copper push fit male adapters

8 #8 1/2 in. wood screws

6 metal washers

2 pieces of 6″x8″ wood for the base

2 pieces of 6″x8″ astro turf or faux grass for the base

Mini tube cutter

2 spray paint colors of your choice for each team

Hot glue gun and glue

Box cutter

DIY football washers yard game |

DIY football washers yard game |

How To Make A DIY Washers Yard Game

First, build the copper goal posts with contact cement by brushing the glue on the inside of the joints and the outside of the posts that will be placed inside the joints.

Let the contact cement become tacky before inserting the posts in the joints.

See full guide below for placements.

DIY football washers yard game |


Once everything is together, your finished product should look like this.

To make the base, hot glue the pieces of astro turf to the wooden boards. I painted the boards black with craft paint and a foam brush afterwards to make the board blend better, but that’s totally up to you!

While that’s drying, spray paint three washers and one base plate one color, and the other set another color to differentiate the teams.

DIY football washers yard game |

DIY football washers yard game |

Making sure the turf allows the screw plate to sit level, use the screws to drill the plate in place through the turf adhering it to the wooden base.

You may have to cut away some of the turf if necessary to make sure it’s level.

DIY football washers yard game |

Once that’s complete, twist the goal post into place in the plate, and pair it with the corresponding colored washers and you’re all set!

We realized that the washers we chose were WAY too small.

It actually became the hardest drinking game in the world at that point, so I totally recommend getting the biggest size you can find!

DIY copper washers tailgating yard game |


DIY copper washers tailgating yard game |

You can find the rest of the rooftop party here to see how it all came together. And thank you Brandi and Jacob for letting us use your pretty faces for yard game modeling!

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