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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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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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