By Renae Frey

How to Create the Perfect Yard Game for Summer Fun

Hey Friends!

I am so that you are here today. I LOVE the Fourth of July. It’s one of my favorite days of the whole year. Not only is it about celebrating our country, but it means family and tradition, summer fun and barbeques, it means blackberry cobbler and fireworks. I will be sharing with you how to create one of our favorite yard games, Yahtzee. Come on, I’ll show you how I made it.

Our 1940 Packard all decorated for the Fourth of July Parade.

One of our favorite family traditions is to decorate one of our vintage cars and drive through the parade. We get to the parade route early to line up and decorate our car. The anticipation grows as more people come. We usually have two to three generations in the car as we drive along the parade route. I love the small town that hosts the parade, it means so much to me. It’s where we raised our kids, there are stories at every corner. I love the streets lined with cheering people dressed in their favorite patriotic attire. I love the kids giddy to catch the candy that we are throwing into the crowd. I love that so much of our family comes to the parade each year to cheer us on. I love the connection with my family as we drive along and the laughter that we share.

I love family bbq’s and the games that follow. Today, I will be sharing with you how to create one of our favorite yard games, Yahtzee. The dice are so easy to make.

Cutting the cubes for the dice.

I started with a 4″x4″ post. They are called a 4″x 4″ post, but actually they measure 3 1/2″x 3 1/2″. So, I measure and cut the post at 3 1/2″, creating a cube.

I cut six cubes in order to have an extra one in case it gets lost or broken.
I sand off any sharp edges.
I added stickers to make my rounds for creating the numbers.

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Then I sprayed painted all sides of the dice.

The stickers didn’t make the nice clean edges that I was hoping for, but at least I could use the spots as a template and paint the dots.
I painted the dots with craft paints.
I put the dice in a bucket and I tied a ribbon on the bucket to make it look more festive,

I found a Yahtzee scorecard printable here. I clipped the scorecards onto a clipboard and I tied on a pen with a ribbon.

It looks so cute and it will get many hours of use this summer.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today. I so enjoy our time together. Please follow me on, on Instagram @peacockridge, on Pinterest and YouTube.

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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