Friday, November 16, 2012

Re-Purposed Yardstick Christmas Tree

I have been working on this project off and on this week, and it's finally done.

The project started with a wooden yardstick advertising Glidden Paint at Montgomery Ward. 

I had my husband cut me 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7" and 8" lengths from the yardstick with a saw. The little inch piece left over became the trunk. 


Holes were drilled in each piece at the top and bottom of each piece. I sanded and rounded the corners and edges. I stained the pieces provincial oak, and then covered them with a sparkle glaze.

You could use wire to join the pieces, but I tied them together with jute. 


I added a metal, white snowflake to the top, and also a jute hang tie. The snowflake was cut off of a candle ring.






Here is the yardstick tree hanging below the fireplace mantel.


It was a very easy project.










41 comments:

  1. Carlene I think this is so very unique. What a great thing to do with a yardstick!!! Love the jute and I agree...better than wire!

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  2. this is so cool! I know alot of people (me included) who would love to have this!!Thanks for sharing!!!

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  3. That is really a cute idea. I have been looking for yardsticks...no luck so far.

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  4. Well if you aren't "somethin"....I can't keep up with you! LOL! I haven't even made the book page tree yet! LOL! I have all kinds of yardsticks I was collecting years ago for a project and now I can't remember what the project was. I love the tree and you did a really nice job..the sanding and glaze and all made it really stand out. Very nice!

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  5. Carlene - really cute tree. I have a friend who collects and I will have to make one of those for her.

    Thanks!

    Judy

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  6. Very cleaver! I like when people come up with their own ideas.

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  7. A very creative idea and I love it. What a unique decorative Christmas Tree. Love the star sitting on top.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  8. Another fun idea Carlene. It turned out really cute!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  9. I want this!!!

    I have a weekend party I'd love for you to share this on:

    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

    Bobi

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  10. Adorable! I especially love the warm wood tone against white. I think I need to look for those old yardsticks I've got laying around. Thanks for sharing, Carlene!

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  11. Where do you come up with all these clever ideas? Such a cute tree. We all have old yard sticks lying around--time to use them!

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  12. Oh my goodness Carlene. This is so adorable! I love projects that repurpose things.

    happy weekend.
    Danielle

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  13. Carlene: Another masterpiece. Now, will we ever be able to see an actual room with all your pretty and hard work displayed?..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  14. Carlene, this is so cute!! You are one creative cookie. I also love the paper tree in the flower pot.
    You've certainly added to my to do list!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  15. Great, fun way to enjoy your old yardsticks!

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  16. I have been saving up odd shutter slats to make a tree. Never even thought of my yardstick collection. I love this so much better than the shutter slats that I have to use it. Thank you for sharing a great idea. How unique!

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  17. So cute... love the warm patina. Just hope you don't need to measure anything over 8" anymore. :)

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  18. I love this. Such a unique piece. I am following you on GFC. I though I was already following you, but I guess not. Well, I am now. :-) I'd love for you to visit Posed Perfection sometime. Have a wonderful week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  19. Well, this is sooo stinkin' cute, Carlene. I could do this very thing if only I had a cute, vintage, pretty wooden yardstick. :))
    I love it and you did such a good job on it.

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  20. Oh, I love this! So unique and clever. You did a fabulous job. Thank you so much for sharing this week at A Bouquet of Talent. Love having you!! :)
    Hugs

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  21. This is great! I am pinning this directly from your site!!! Great project!

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  22. Just when I was talking about how clever you are, I scroll down and find another brilliant idea! This is so cute, and you are just a smarty! laurie

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  23. Started out as a tree . . . ended up as a tree!

    Tree-chic!

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  24. LOVE this!!!! Pinned:) Following your blog now. Follow me too at www.sewsweetvintage.com I posted "dolled up" to Coastal Charm:)

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  25. Very cool! I love vintage Christmas decor! I found you via Coastal Charm. I'd love it if you came by and said hey at my place!
    Alyssa
    www.myclevernest.com

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  26. I love this repurposed yardstick tree! Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

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  27. Love this! Hope you don't mind if I feature this cool project tomorrow! Great inspiration!
    Holly
    www.lifeasathrifter.com

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  28. Found this through Holly @ Life as a Thrifter and I have to say: I love it! Such an awesome idea! I would have never thought to do it myself.

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  29. LOVE this idea! What a clever use of a yardstick!

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  30. LOVE this idea! What a clever use of a yard stick.

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  31. I love this! And wouldn't that be the perfect tree for a handyman's office ;o)

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  32. Love this idea Carlene. I have about 6 old yard sticks just sitting in a pile and don't know what to do with them. I kind of hate to cut them up but I love this idea. I've thought of using them as edging for 'something' but there they sit. lol

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  33. Really cute. Thanks for shaing.

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  34. I think that's a very cute and unique idea.
    I'm having trouble posting a comment :(

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  35. How fun :0) Of course my maiden name is Montgomery so I think it is extra special with my name right in the middle!

    Merry Christmas, thanks for sharing this cute idea :0)

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  36. I am old enough to remember shopping at "monkeys"as we used to call it. Also appropriate for the holiday. With all the glitter we sometimes forget that the Lord was a carpenter. It would be a nice conversation piece in my home. There is always a use for things it just takes a clever person to bring it on!

    joyce gregory

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  37. Que idea mas chula, seguro que las próximas navidades hago algo por el estilo.
    un saludo.


    casadapaulina♥jabones

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  38. I, like Kim above, think this is special too. My maiden name also is Montgomery. Now I have to find a Montgomery Ward yard stick. Wonderful idea!!

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