Wooden yardsticks and rulers can be very handy in more ways than one. They are great for measuring everything from windows to school projects, and they make fantastic tools for reaching dust beneath appliances. On the other hand, wooden rulers and yardsticks are also great for crafts, especially when collecting several. They are available in many different colors from natural wood to eye-catching fluorescent pink. Businesses sometimes give away wooden yard sticks for advertising purposes, and smaller versions can be found in collections of school supplies. Consider the following creative crafts with wooden rulers and yardsticks, and transform them into unique and decorative crafts that more than measure up to store-bought décor.
Frames Made with Wooden Rulers and Yardsticks
Wooden rulers and yardsticks make fantastic embellishments for cheap wooden photo frames. They can also be made into frames for school pictures, country scenes, or any other appropriate photos or works of art. Simply measure, cut, and glue four mitered sections to existing wooden frames using high-quality wood glue. Otherwise, use a frame to create perfectly angled corners, and glue them together to form a frame. Use tiny pieces of masking tape to attach the photo to the back of the frame. Hang it on a wall using tiny eyelet screws, or place it on an easel for a nicely framed tabletop display.
Decorate a Box with Wooden Rulers and Yardsticks
Lightweight wooden boxes of all shapes and sizes can be found in stores that sell crafts and supplies, and they are great for more than just staining and painting. They provide a number of options for creative crafts, and they can be decorated with sections of wooden rulers and yardsticks. Buy boxes for crafts online or from a local store that sells supplies for crafts, and cut sections of wooden rulers or yardsticks to fit the top and/or sides. Attach them with clear-drying wood glue. Once the glue dries, attach flat painted wood cutouts in a corner or two. Apples, A B C’s, and spools of thread coordinate well with the theme. The finished box can be used to store writing instruments, supplies for other creative crafts, a small sewing kit, photos, or whatever the crafter wants.
Homemade Chalkboards Framed with Wooden Rulers and Yardsticks
Handheld chalkboards are practical, but they can also be used to decorate rooms with nostalgic charm in a number of creative ways. Dress up an ordinary chalkboard with a frame made of wooden rulers and yardsticks. Cut and glue the pieces into place, attach eyelet screws, and hang it in the kitchen, utility room, or any other location where a message board would come in handy. This is one of the easiest crafts made with wooden yardsticks and rulers since it simply requires cutting and gluing.
Creative crafts with yardsticks and rulers make fantastic gifts for teachers, friends, family, co-workers, and anyone else deserving of a handmade gift from the heart. Instead of storing extra rulers in a drawer and yardsticks on a closet floor, try these easy and creative crafts. They can be used in many other creative ways, and the possibilities are only limited by the imagination.