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Five yardsticks and five minutes, perfect wall art.

Are you  looking for a fun way to fill up some wall space? Don’t want to shell out big bucks to do it? Don’t have hours or days to devote to a craft project?

This Yardstick Star, will cost you under $10 and take you less than 5 minutes!

Five Minute Yard Stick Star Wall Art

Whenever I am at and antique store it seems there is always one booth that has an old ceramic crock filled to overflowing with yardsticks. They are usually less than a dollar. I love to see where some of these old yardsticks come from as they almost always have the name and location of a hardware store printed on them.

Fun Facts about Yardsticks:

  • A yardstick is a graduated measuring stick one yard in length.
  • Tradition credits Saxon King Edgar with inventing the yardstick in the 10th century. In the 12th century, England’s King Henry I mandated a yard as “the distance from the tip of the King’s nose to the end of his outstretched thumb.” The yard has been re-standardized several times since.
  • One Yard is equal to three feet.
  • One yard is equal to 0.9144 meters (for any of our friends out there on the metric system).
  • According to Wikipedia, “Yardsticks may be used as pointing devices for posters and projections. Yardsticks are also used as spars to make wings for Remote Controlled model aircraft that are made from corrugated plastic.”


  1. Five yardsticks.
  2. A staple gun.

Five minute yard stick star.

Simply take five yard sticks, lay them out in the shape of a star, use a staple gun to attach each point, and one at each of the points of the pentagon.

Yard Stick Star DIY


Hang with a ribbon or just a nail, then sit back and enjoy. Mine makes its home in my office.

It becomes a fun way to decorate for different seasons and Holidays. Wrap with fun burlap and fake yellow, red, and brown leaves in the fall, for Christmas add lights or garland, add silk flowers for the spring, the possibilities are endless.

Five Minute Yardstick Star



4 comments on “Five yardsticks and five minutes, perfect wall art.

  1. Stephanie @ Sustaining the Powers
    April 20, 2015

    I love this! Yardsticks always have such history and I kind of wish I’d kept my grandad’s jar of yardsticks for this. I bet it would be super cute to wrap in lights and add Christmas stars to the yard during the holidays.


    • vintagefrontier
      April 21, 2015

      I know what it like to remember something of a family members and wish you had it. I bet we can find you some though. Oh yes its gonna be so much fun to change it up every season. I can’t wait for Fourth of July, I’m thinking red, white and blue burlap ribbon, or some fun bunting.


  2. sashamjohns
    April 21, 2015

    I love a good upcycle. This is actually really cute. I wouldn’t have thought so if I hadn’t seen it.


    • vintagefrontier
      April 21, 2015

      I am a super visual person too, one of my favorite places to get ideas is flea markets and antique stores. I like to take my camera and snap photos of things I like and then try them out later.

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