12 Cool Creations Using Yardsticks

November 8, 2012

This is going to be a fun and surprising post because who knew there could be so many uses for yardsticks.  While searching around Pinterest the other day, I found a cute craft using a yardstick and the idea for this roundup began.

Thinking about how you can get your hands on some yardsticks to create projects like these? Check out local antique shops – they’ve got the best prices and most variety of colors and wear. But you could also buy them new and/or distress them by making new look old.

Okay, let’s check out these cool creations using yardsticks!

1. Yardstick Buffet by Laura of Corner House

2. How simple and easy are these crates using yardsticks?! DIY creation by Seven Sisters

3. Large ruler mirror via Design Sponge

4. Yardstick Backsplash by Ashley of Under the Sycamore

5. Painted wooden crate stairs using yardsticks for the risers by Donna of Funky Junk Interiors

6. Circular side table with yardstick top by Life on Walnut Street

7. Perfect for the Holidays!  A yardstick with scrabble pieces Christmas ornament by Jane of Mamie Jane’s

8. Wall yardstick art by Catlin Stothers featured on Desire to Inspire

9. Easy Yardstick Clip Art via HGTV.com

10. Vintage Yardstick Art/Photo Ledge via Flea Market Style Mag

11. So Neat! Yardsticks as hardware via BHG

12. Yardstick coat rack via BHG – Here’s how to make it!

Who knew there would be so much to do using yardsticks?!  What artistic creations.  Yardsticks add a touch of whimsy to any decor style – have you ever created something using yardsticks?


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Comments

  1. What a bunch of fun ideas!! I love your round up!

    Ashley
    http://www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com
    Ashley @ Simply Designing recently posted..Bathroom Mirror Re-Vamp {Part 1}

  2. I love all of these ideas! I have a whole pile of yardsticks that I am just waiting for the right motivation to do something with :).
    Renee @ Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor recently posted..Thanksgiving Centerpieces To Make Inexpensively

  3. Some great ideas, and very cute. Thanks for sharing!
    Catie@Catie’s Corner recently posted..Frivolous Fashion Friday – Edition 28

  4. Great ideas! I’ve been collecting yardsticks for a while and just made this shadowbox/wall art similar to Catlin’s above:
    http://www.fiveelevendecor.com/2012/11/yard-stick-reveal-eleven-things-volume-8.html
    Thanks for sharing!
    Alisa

  5. Seriously very versatile item! Great clever uses, my favourite is the Christmas decorations and that huge mirror – stunning!! Have you done a project with yardsticks yet?
    Stacey-Lee recently posted..TEAM Friday: Just Do IT

  6. Great ideas, thanks for sharing!!
    Lucia recently posted..DESIGN Inspiration: Invisible Bookshelf!

  7. I never knew til now how much i love the yardstick look! the vintage texture=love!

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