Summer is the perfect time to get your backyard ready for a little fun!

By Chelsea Foy of Lovely Indeed
Updated May 13, 2020
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Fire up your grill, dust off the patio furniture, and remember to pull out the yard games. This DIY ring toss yard game will infuse a fun punch of color to your evening and will add a little friendly competition to your next family dinner. This lawn game is one of our favorite ways to spend a summer evening outside. A handful of inexpensive materials and a few simple steps are all you need to put it all together. Try adding personalization with a monogram or custom color scheme. This fun DIY summer yard game also makes a great gift!

Painted ring toss yard game on lawn
Credit: Chelsea Foy of Lovely Indeed

How to Make a DIY Ring Toss Game

Supplies Needed

  • Two wooden stakes
  • Clear plastic tubing
  • Copper couplers
  • Spray paint
  • Painter's tape
  • Crafts paint
  • Syringe
  • E6000 adhesive

Step-by-Step Directions

With a few inexpensive materials and these how-to instructions, you can create your own colorful lawn game. You'll need to allow plenty of time for the paint to dry before playing.

Clear tubing on white background
Filling a clear tube with yellow paint
Adhesive and yellow ring with a copper coupler

Step 1: Prep Your Rings

Cut the clear plastic tubing into six pieces, each 20 inches long. You can cut them longer or shorter for bigger or smaller rings. Fill a syringe with crafts paint (a child's medicinal syringe works well). Slowly insert the paint into the clear tube. Use two different colors of paint, to signify two teams; three tubes should be one color and three other colors. Once the entire inside of the tube is covered with paint, drain out any excess. Allow to dry open for about 24 hours or until no more paint drips out. Apply some E6000, $5.99, Michaels to the inside of a copper coupler, and insert the ends of a tube into the coupler (like this Copper Pressure Slip Coupling Fitting, $1.98, The Home Depot) to create a ring. Repeat until all of your rings are completed.

Two blue wooden stakes
Blue wood stakes with painter's tape
Multicolored wood stakes

Step 2: Create the Stakes

Use spray paint to cover both wood stakes with a solid coat of color. Apply painter's tape in a few places on the stakes, being sure that the tape is in the same area on each stake. Smooth down the edges of the tape to ensure coverage. Use various colors of spray paint to paint the uncovered areas of the wood. Add any other painted embellishments that you might like, remove the tape, and allow to dry completely.


Step 3: Set Up and Play

Insert the pointed ends of your stakes into the lawn at least six feet apart and start playing! Players take turns tossing the rings to see who can get the most rings on the stake. Set up your DIY yard game at your next family dinner or give it as a homemade gift.

Comments (1)

May 16, 2020
How tall are the stakes, there is no mention. Also what size tubing did you use. Thank you.