Customizing cornhole sets has become big business. Call it pride, bragging rights, or an expression of the creator, but people love customizing cornhole boards and bags to make them, well, more of them. If you are mulling customizing your boards or bags, take a look at the following ideas that can add to your set’s personality.

Custom Paint Job or Decals

The easiest way to add character to your cornhole boards is by painting them. You can paint them solid colors, create patterns, or even turn your boards into sports logos. If you are low on cash or time, using decals can be a good idea. Decals add character for little time and cost and are readily available online.

Branded Bags

If you decorate your cornhole boards with a branded logo, such as that of a sports organization, you should consider branding your bags to match. You can purchase licensed cloth and make the bags or buy them.

Solid Walls

Boards with solid walls look impressive. In addition to being visually appealing, the solid walls and legs reduce erroneous bag bounces. This is because the legs are not adjustable and do not move as the bags hit the boards. Although solid walls have their benefits, they do have drawbacks. They add weight to the boards and make travel difficult.

Pacer Cord

Tired of measuring the distance between your boards when placing them for play? Me too! The upgrade with the most bang for the buck is definitely attaching a measuring cord to the two boards. Using two fastening clips, you can attach a cord between the two boards. When you get the boards out to play, you can place one board in its spot, extend the cord, and then clip it to the other board. Once the cord is pulled tight, you know you have the correct distance.

Lights

Having to quit playing due to darkness is a pain that all cornholers encounter. There is nothing worse than having to end your fun because you are out of daylight. For little money, you can purchase hole lights to light up the board hole. If you want the board lit up, you can purchase Christmas lights. Drill holes in the board-face along the edges and then insert the Christmas lights through the bottom of the holes.

Scoreboard

Although stand-alone scoreboards are cheap, building them into the boards can add a lot of flavor and easily impress friends. You can build them into your board by making a score card on either the back or side wall of the board. You can purchase a magnetic scoreboard and mount it to the board. For markers, simply get two magnets of differing colors.

Cup Holders

Cup holders can be incorporated into your boards with ease. Put a 2×4 horizontally between the two legs. You can then drill the cup holder holes into the 2×4 and conveniently store your drinks in the back of the board.

Handles

If you are tired of carrying your boards by grabbing the edges, you can put handles on your board at no cost. The two most common types of built-in handles are rope and cutouts. For rope, simply drill two holes into the side of each board and run rope through the holes. For a cutout handle, just cut a slit into the side of each board.

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Source by Adam VanBuskirk