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Ten Cool Yardstick Crafts

A yardstick may just look like a plain old stick on it’s own but when you group a bunch of them together in a craft project, they look super cool.  I especially like the look of vintage yardsticks, that are a bit distressed, in varying colors of wood.  I even used some in the place of regular vertical MDF boards in this hallway board and batten project:

yardstick crafts

Here are ten very creative yardstick crafts that would be fun to try:

1.  Yardstick table top by Bliss Ranch

yardstick table top

yardstick table top by Bliss Ranch

The yardsticks give this already distressed table an even more unique, vintage and rustic look.  I love the variety of colors!

2.  Yardstick headboard by Our Vintage Home Love

yardstick headboard

Yardstick headboard by Our Vintage Home Love

It’s always fun to make a unique headboard and one out of yardsticks adds a ton of interest and character to the room.

3.  Vintage yardstick star by Mamie Janes

vintage yardstick star

Vintage yardstick star by Mamie Janes

Yardsticks are perfect for making a rustic star for a patriotic holiday, Christmas or really any time of the year.

4.  Embellished yardstick picture frame by Patina White

yardstick picture frame

Yardstick picture frame by Patina White

Use yardsticks to transform a plain picture frame into one with unique character and charm.

5.  Yardstick stair risers by Funky Junk Interiors

yardstick stair risers

Yardstick stair risers by Funky Junk Interiors

Here is a cool idea for finishing off stair risers in a rustic funky way.  If you don’t have enough for a whole flight of stairs, it would be a cool idea for a focal riser like maybe the first step or landing.

6.  Yardstick lampshade idea via Poppytalk

yardstick lampshade

Yardstick lampshade via Poppytalk

This is such a cool idea for lighting!  I am always looking for unique lampshades.  All you need to do is use the frame from a basic drum shade and attach yardstick sections to it instead.

7.  Yardstick chalkboard by 504 Main

yardstick chalkboard

yardstick chalkboard by 504 Main

Another cool framing idea!

8.  Yardstick topped filing cabinet by Blue Star Antiques

yardstick filing cabinet

Yardstick topped filing cabinet by Blue Star Antiques

I believe that I have this exact filing cabinet and that I had painted it and put it in one of the kid’s bedrooms.  Suddenly I want it back!  The yardsticks and stenciled front make such a fantastic transformation!

9.  Yardstick hooks by My Salvaged Treasures

yardstick hooks

Yardstick hooks by My Salvaged Treasures

Turn wall hooks into wall art with a few rows of yardsticks!

10.  Yardstick mason jar storage by Upcycled Treasures

yardstick mason jar storage

Yardstick mason jar storage by Upcycled Treasures

And finally, here is a perfect way to incorporate yardsticks and mason jars for some creative storage.

I hope you have been inspired by these yardstick crafts!

Happy Crafting!

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