Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DIY Yard Game!

DIY Yard Games

It has taken me so much longer than I thought to get this post up! But here it finally is. This DIY yard game is so easy to make and play, and is great for get togethers with friends and family. We were taught Molkky by some of our good friends who also made their own set. Here is how to make and play!

The only supplies you need are fence posts and paint! My husband cut up the posts, then we painted on the color and the numbers. You need 16 mini posts, 12 with a slanted top and 4 with flat ends on both sides. The ones that are flat on both ends will be used to throw. The ones with the slanted tops will get the number 1 through 12 painted on them.

Yard Game

Yard Games

After your posts are made you are ready to play! Set up the numbered posts in a pyramid in a flat part of your yard. There are several ways to rearrange the numbers, but we usually do ours something like this. In essence, you want your bigger numbers in the middle.

Each person takes a turn throwing one of the flat posts (ours are blue) at the pyramid, trying to knock down the red posts to get points. 

Molkky Game

In this scenario, only ONE is knocked down, so the player would get the face value of the one post knocked down, which is 7. 

Molky Game

After that player's turn is over, set the post that was knocked over back up in the same place it fell, so that the posts are all upright for the next player. 

Easy DIY Game
 In the scenario, MULTIPLE posts are knocked down, so the player only the get number of posts knocked down, NOT the face value. So this player would get only 4 points, regardless of the numbers on the posts. 

Fun Yard Game

Again, set all the posts back up, where they fell, for the next player. As the game continues, the posts should get more and more and more spread out. The first person to get to 50 EXACTLY wins. If you go over 50, you go back down to 25 points. That's where to numbers come in to be important. Towards the end of the game, you only want to hit the numbers that will get you to 50 points exactly, and not go over. 

 I found these perfect sized little cases at Target in the basket aisle that we use to store our game pieces in! Each one will hold 6 posts. 

What are your favorite yard games to play with friends?


  1. I've never heard of this game before but it sounds pretty fun! We usually just play corn hole in our backyard but I'm definitely up for a change!

    <3, Pamela

  2. I've never heard of this game, but it sounds like SO much fun. Plus, Ryan could have a project. :) We will have to try this next year when the weather is nice again!

  3. I've never heard of this game before - so much fun!!!

  4. This looks like a fun game that my kids would go crazy over too! Thanks for sharing it!

  5. This is such a fun idea- and I love that you can pretty easily DIY it! How do the numbered posts get so spread out from the original pyramid? Is that just from the first throw of the blue post?

  6. Ah how fun?! I have never played--but always love games like this for outdoor get together :) Can't wait to try this!


  7. I've never seen this game, how fun. My in laws are always playing yard games, I'll have to remember this one :)

  8. Thanks for sharing this DIY game! Would be perfect during a get together with my friends

    xo, carli
    Puppies and Polka Dots

  9. Great post! We love Bocce and this looks similar but a lot more interesting to play ;)

  10. Such a fun, easy game!! I saw your pic on Instagram and was excited to find out how this works- love it! :)

  11. I love games, that sounds silly by my family and I are constantly making up new games, trivia, etc. We're very competitive and this looks like such a fun game to create for the summer when we're hanging by the pool.

  12. This looks like so much fun! Would be great for weekends out at the lake!

  13. What a cute and fun DIY! So clever!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  14. What a fun idea! Love it!


  15. Functional and easy to put together - my favorite kind of DIY project!

  16. Refinishing isn't a totally hard project. not like with concrete partitions along with other partitions with huge surface, don't try to spray paint in the chain-link twine fence reference; else you will be dropping masses of paint to overspray because of the small surface region of the cord right here.