Giant Jenga! The Easiest Lawn Game You’ll Ever Make!

I’m not sure if this was a midwest thing, but going to middle school in the early 2000s (back when my life revolved around mix CDs, Harry Potter, and AIM), every kid knew how to play jenga!  You know, that party game you’ve seen commercials for where each player tries to stack the little blocks on top of each other, without the whole thing falling over. We played it a recess, there was school jenga club, and if kids could have snap-chatted at that time, my phone would’ve been filled with images of those silly wooden blocks…Well, imagine amplifying those blocks to the size of 2x4s and creating a tower that is half the height of a person!…now that’s a party game, and for under $20 it’s super easy to make too!!


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Chalkboard Frames

I love to play with chalk! Growing up with three brothers, our driveway was always covered in our latest masterpieces during the summer, and I carried that same love for the pigmented powder into adulthood.

This is why I was so excited when I first learned about chalkboard paint!! Although skeptical at first, this stuff is AMAZING! The simple application, quick dry time, and versatility, make it easy to turn almost any surface into a canvas. Combined with my frugal love for all things secondhand, I transformed some cheap Goodwill artwork into framed chalkboards, which I’ve used as backyard scoreboards, kitchen wall art, and even greeting signs at our wedding ( I wasn’t kidding when I said I covered everything with this stuff! 😉  If you’re looking for a fun, cheap way to get in on the chalkboard rage that’s taken over pinterest, look no further!


Photo by Spottswood Photography


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