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Tailgate DIY: Baseball Card Advent Calendar

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Tailgate DIY: Baseball Card Advent Calendar

Tailgate DIY: Baseball Card Advent Calendar It's the holiday season and baseball is still in our hearts.  So let's make a baseball card advent calendar!  This is an activity that is kid, tween, teen AND adult friendly.  Making this with your kid for them to enjoy after completion?  Have them help up to the point of putting the cards in so it's still a surprise. If you're making this for yourself, ask someone else to stuff the cards in for you so it's a real surprise each day!  Check the bottom for variations so you can put your own twist on...

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TMCo Black Friday Anti-Sale 2019

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TMCo Black Friday Anti-Sale 2019

TMCo Black Friday Anti-Sale 2019 Update:   Instead of a traditional Black Friday sale, Tailgate will be having an anti-sale.  Rather than dropping prices, we will be donating 10% of all sales from November 28-December 2, 2019 (online and in-store) to Kidsport Okotoks.  Supporting Kidsport Okotoks means we will be helping kids right here in OUR community, the town of Okotoks.  So far this year, Kidsport Okotoks has helped 172 local kids.  In September alone, Kidsport Okotoks funded $11,000 for sport participation.  KidSport provides support to kids in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.   So who...

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Tailgate DIY: Baseball Yarn Pom-Pom Rug

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Tailgate DIY: Baseball Yarn Pom-Pom Rug

Tailgate DIY: Baseball Yarn Pom-Pom Rug Pom-poms aren't just for cheerleaders!  We made a bunch of yarn pom-poms and built a custom baseball rug.  We went big and made it 3x3' in size - it looks awesome on the floor, but with the proper backing, we could also convert it into a beautiful wall hanging.  You could easily take these instructions and make a softball (just change the colours!), basketball, football, soccer ball...Or if you don't like sports, make this a multi-colour rug using different colours of yarn in a circle, oval, square, rectangular shape.   Check out the deets: 1....

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Tailgate DIY: Baseball Card Skateboard

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Tailgate DIY: Baseball Card Skateboard

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....

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Tailgate DIY: Vintage Baseball Sweater

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Tailgate DIY: Vintage Baseball Sweater

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...

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