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Tailgate DIY: Baseball Card Skateboard

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Tailgate DIY: Baseball Card Skateboard

I'm not alone in thinking that skateboards are the perfect canvas for art...so why not mix my love of a blank skateboard with my love of baseball?!? I decided to take an old longboard, strip it completely down (yes, grips and all), sand it, stain the top and decoupage printed baseball cards on the bottom.  Decoupage is the fancy french term for glue sh*t on something else to make it art.  I used baseball cards...but who says you can't use football cards...hockey cards...pics of unicorns...I don't care, just get creative! Check out my how-to: 1. Clean up that board! Use...

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Tailgate DIY: Vintage Baseball Sweater

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Tailgate DIY: Vintage Baseball Sweater

If you love baseball like I love baseball, then you've certainly seen images of baseball players from the early 1900s wearing kick-ass team sweaters.  I'm not talking sweatshirts, but hand-knitted sweaters in their team colours with their logo on one side and usually a shawl collar.   Not sure what I'm talking about? Check it:     Beautiful, right?!?!  There have been a few brands that have made similar sweaters in the past (Mitchell and Ness, HillFlint, etc.) but nothing in current production.   So I thought instead of waiting for a brand to bring these back to life (which I'm sure someone will...

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Tailgate DIY: T-shirt Bag

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Tailgate DIY: T-shirt Bag

If you're like me, you have a million t-shirts stored away that you never wear but don't have the heart to get rid of.  Whether these tees are from a vacation you took, ballgame you attended, concert you rocked out to or your first 5k race, these tees represent different memories.  So what do you do with them? Make something out of them that you can use in everyday life, of course!  I decided to turn some of my old tees into re-useable shopping bags!

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Tailgate Food + Drink: Tater Tot Casserole

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Tailgate Food + Drink: Tater Tot Casserole
This Tater Tot Casserole is perfect for hosting, say, a Super Bowl party! In fact, you could even have some of this ready to go in advance and then toss it in the oven right before game time.

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Tailgate DIY: Kid's Bullpen Cart

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Tailgate DIY: Kid's Bullpen Cart

MLB finally brought back the infamous and quirky bullpen carts last year.  Although they had been missing from the game for several years, we couldn't get them out of our heads!  Sooooo....we came up with a little DIY to make a bullpen cart for kids. It's pretty simple - find/use an older Little Tykes Cozy Coupe Car.  In the spring, you'll probably find loads at local garage sales, thrift shops or online secondhand platforms (eg. Kijiji).    Step 1: Clean Your Car! Give that little hot rod a good scrub at the backyard car wash!  Peel off any stickers that may...

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