Ten Cool Yardstick Crafts

If you don’t use your yardstick for measuring, then you might want to use it in a craft project instead. These yardstick crafts will add a fun rustic style to your home decor.

Vintage yardsticks look the best in these projects. The distressed wood and varying colors create a unique rustic design. That is what I used some in the place of regular vertical MDF boards in this hallway board and batten project:

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

Yardstick Craft Ideas

1.  Yardstick table top

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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yardstick chalkboard by 504 Main

Another cool framing idea!

8.  Yardstick topped filing cabinet

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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

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Yardstick hooks by My Salvaged Treasures

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

10.  Yardstick mason jar storage

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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!

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