Who remembers playing skittles as a child? Every Christmas when we would go and visit my Grandparents in country Victoria, the family would come together and we would have a family game afternoon. It would always be stinking hot and there would be cricket, lawn bowls, quoits, lawn badminton and tin skittles. The tin skittles were made from the old tomato soup cans that my Granny would use in her delicious cooking. This was always one of my most favourite games and decided to recreate it for our wedding when my hubby and I got married for some lawn games. Sharing how I made these Vintage Tin Can Skittle Outdoor Game.
Vintage Farmhouse Tin Can Skittle Outdoor Game
- 9 Tin Cans – You need to make sure they are all the same size.
- Fusion Mineral Casement
- Paint Brush
- Lace – To make it look old I dunked it in a coffee and water mix and then dried it in the oven on low.
- Glue Gun
- 120 grit sander
- 2 x tennis balls
- Scrap Fabric
Step 1 – Make sure that all of the tins are clean and dry. Paint your tins giving them 2 coats and letting them dry in between.
Step 2– Once they are all completely dry use your sander to distress.
Step 3 – Cut all of the lace into lengths so that they overlap slightly and the front of the tins. Glue down. Wrap jute around, centre and tie a bow at the front and use the glue gun to secure the bow.
Step 4 – Rip strips of material that you would like to cover the tennis balls in. Glue one end down and wrap around the tennis ball until completely covered.
There you have a fun Tin Skittle game to play at your next party, family reunion or even a wedding. Loads of fun to be had by all!
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later 🙂
This is just too adorable. I want to play! 😉
Hahaha! If I lived closer Kim I would bring them over and we could have a game or two! 🙂
What a great idea for some family fun and so pretty too! My brothers and I used to do similar with tupperware tumblers and a cue ball from our pool table.
This is such a neat idea and they’re so beautiful to boot! Pinning & sharing
This would look great at English village fete. I am pinning it to my repurposed tin can board. Lovely idea!
OH my what an adorable idea! I just make some mason jars and now I want to do the cans too! Love them
What a fun idea! I guess skittles is like bowling in the US…what a perfect lawn game. And I love how you made the game pieces so charming with the fabric and paint.
thanks for the great idea.
This is so adorable, and fun!
Great project! This looks so fun
Sam this turned out so cute and I am going to have to make this to go along with my other backyard games. So much fun.
Absolutely Denise!!!! You guys will have a blast!!! Enjoy 🙂
I love to see great new uses for what would otherwise be trash!! I’m a little behind but I wanted to stop by and thank you for sharing on last weeks Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party
Thank you Helen! It is one of my favourite things to do for sure!
I love the balls so much and the idea of skittles is so cute Sam
It is such a fun and easy game to make Amber! Guaranteed hours of fun to be had by all 🙂
What a great way to reuse items that might not otherwise go anywhere but the trash heap! I’ve never played skittles, but I think that would be a great game to play with guests in the backyard 😉 Thanks for the tip and the fun DIY idea!
Oh Jelica! It is so much fun and for all ages too! 🙂
Definitely the prettiest outdoor game I’ve ever seen Sam.
Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this project at tonight’s party and pinning too!!
Hugs – Kerryanne
Thank you so much, Kerryanne for the lovely comment and also the feature!!! xx