10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas

Kevin Brown

10 Yardstick Recycling Ideas

Creating a unique and original interior is about more than just the pieces you choose. It’s also about finding new ways to incorporate them into your decor and repurposing items in unexpected ways. Today, we’re going to explore the yardstick – a seemingly ordinary item with endless potential.

Here are 10 creative ideas to inspire you.

10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas
10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas

If you have old storage crates, you can dismantle and keep the useful parts. Replace the rest with yardsticks. It’s simple and creative.

For this project, you just need stain, wood screws, and paint for the bottom of the crate. You can also add or replace the handles.

10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas

You can repurpose yardsticks like using them for a serving tray. The bottom of the tray is made up of yardstick portions that have been glued together to create a random pattern. It’s a simple and creative way to reuse yardsticks.

10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas
10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas

An old yardstick can be used to create a hanger. It’s a simple project. Just determine the dimensions you want, cut the yardstick, attach hooks, and add hardware to mount it on the wall or inside a cabinet.

10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas

This project requires more time and resources than previous ones. It’s a yardstick buffet with the front covered in old yardsticks. If you have a structurally strong cabinet that lacks charm, you can give it a makeover using this example as inspiration.

10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas

You can use yardsticks to create a unique backsplash for kitchen countertops. Start by measuring and cutting the yardsticks to the desired size. Then, cut a piece of cardboard to the length of the cabinets, ensuring that the height matches that of four yardsticks.

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Glue the yardsticks to the cardboard, sand them, and apply a few coats of sealer. Finally, attach the backsplash to the wall.

10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas

If you’re not experienced in this type of project, try something simpler like making a yardstick box. Cut the yardsticks into 15-inch pieces for the sides and 5-inch pieces for the smaller parts. Glue the sides and use nails to secure them.

Then glue and nail the bottom and come up with a top idea.

10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas

It is common for people to have old furniture in their house or garage. If you have a sturdy but unattractive chair or stool, consider giving it a makeover. Replace the seat using yardsticks to create a unique vintage piece.

10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas

So far we’ve only presented makeover projects and a simple design for a storage box. We’re now moving on to decorative pieces. For example, you could use old yardsticks to make a starburst mirror.

You’ll need a handsaw, 22 yardsticks, a round mirror, and wood glue. Cut the yardsticks to your desired lengths and attach them to the mirror.

10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas

You can make a jewelry peg rack using a yardstick. This project takes less than an hour to complete. All you need is a hammer, a yardstick, a small nail, and cup hooks or eye hooks.

Make holes in the wood for easier screwing of the hooks, and attach it to the wall when finished using screws.

10 DIY Yardstick Recycling Ideas

A similar idea would be to create a coat rack. Instead of just using a yardstick, you will also need a piece of wood to attach the yardstick to. After gluing them together, stain the base and yardstick and add hooks.

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Finally, attach the rack to the wall or a cabinet door.

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