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Tailgate DIY: Baseball Card Advent Calendar

Posted by Robyn Alford on

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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Tailgate DIY: Baseball Card Skateboard

Posted by Robyn Alford on

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: Kid's Bullpen Cart

Posted by Robyn Alford on

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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