I love yardsticks, and I think I know the reason why. My mom was a teacher, and forced me to go to those teacher supply stores before each semester started. My brothers and I would grab yardsticks and start sword fights, but they never lasted too long because my mom didn’t let us get away with that kind of stuff! Just another part of some good childhood memories, I guess. But besides that, I really do love the projects that people are doing with both new and vintage yardsticks alike. They are really beautiful! If you are interested in some DIY yardstick projects, check out the 15 ideas of your own. I can’t decide which one I’d try first . . . how about you?
Make this vintage inspired coat rack using five yardsticks and metal hooks.
These knobs were made by screwing yardsticks into dowel segments.
Secondhand yardsticks that are a bit worn are perfect for this cool mirror project.
This crates are very easy to make, budget friendly and useful for storing all sorts of odds and ends.
These yardsticks are easy to install behind a counter – and they never show any dirt!
Yardsticks make a huge difference in your decor, just by putting them on the fronts of stairs.
Use an old bicycle wheel and yardsticks to make a big, unique wall clock.
This table looks great in a variety of colors; you just need to make sure that they are close to the same thickness.
This unique wainscot would look great in a variety of rooms, from a playroom to a dining area.
Use yardsticks to design your own custom wall art, like Laura did with this arrow.
I can see a lampshade like this one in both traditional and modern decor.
Find the step-by-step at A Case of the Mundays
Laura did an absolutely amazing job of revamping this old buffet – I love every detail, down to the handles.
Not only did Ashley add yardsticks to this step stool – but she built it from scratch!
Jane had some yardsticks waiting for a project, and once she found an old tray she put the two together.
Note: this tutorial is no longer available; use this tutorial for inspiration!
Christine used her yardstick collection to makeover the front of a bookshelf.