Laura, from Finding Home, knows how to make anything out of yardsticks – I am convinced. Do you remember her deer art made out of yardsticks? It is one of my favorite projects she has done here on IC. Today she is back with an even easier project that makes a huge statement. A holiday star out of yardsticks that looks great outside, on a mantel or part of a gallery wall.
Two things make a Christmas DIY project tops for me – it is super easy and it can be used after Christmas.
And this one fits the bill.
A DIY star made from yardsticks.
1. Start with 5 yardsticks. I picked mine up at a True Value store and just hit them with some of Miss Mustard Seed’s antiquing wax to make them look older. This would also work great with vintage yardsticks.
2. Lay them out in a star pattern
3. Use a drill to make a small hole at each joint.
4. Attach each “point” with a small bolt and nut. Keep it loose until they are all attached. Then form your desired star shape and tighten the bolts to hold in place.
I wired on a cluster of holly and tied on a ribbon.
The best part – is it doesn’t have to be just for Christmas – just remove the holly and ribbon and it is ready for year round decorating.
It is perfect on a gallery wall…
And of course, outside…
If you would like to see my home decorated for Christmas, please visit here….