DIY Wall Art – Yardstick Star


I created this project for Christmas originally, but I think it is perfect for year round.  Of course, you will have to excuse that all of the pictures are from Christmas time – but you get the idea!

A DIY star made from yardsticks – an easy and quick DIY wall art project.


How to:

– 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.

– Lay them out in a star pattern

– Use a drill to make a small hole at each joint.

– 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 for Christmas – but have now taken it off for year round use.


Just remove the holly and ribbon and it is ready for year round decorating.

It is perfect on a gallery wall


Or on a mantel…


And of course, outside…


If you would like to see other some other projects I have made with yardsticks,

There is my yardstick arrow...


And my yardstick deer silhouette…


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14 thoughts on “DIY Wall Art – Yardstick Star”


  1. I actually made this same star for Christmas this year. I hung it outside above my garage!!! But…. Wow…. You inspired me…. I put it away with my Christmas decorations, so now I’m going to dig that bad boy out and use it in my everyday decor!!!! It’s one of those…. Why didn’t I think of that? Moments… Haha…. Thanks Laura!!!
    PS…. I’m soooo going to make that arrow!!!!! I love it!!!

  2. Hmmmm . . . this would be cute with antique 12-inch rulers, as well! We found one in our basement that is beautiful – I just need to find 4 more! 😉
    LOVE this, AND the arrow! graphic signage/advertising stuff speaks to me! Happy Wednesday!!

  3. I love this idea! I’ve been making these stars from scrap wood and staining them, but using yard sticks (in Canada we have meter sticks) is such a great idea. No cutting involved. 🙂