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DIY Yardstick Hanger

DIY Yardstick Hanger

Colorful hanging clips with a yardstick adds creative personalized approach to this area.

By: Ana White

Materials Needed:

  • wooden yardstick
  • 4 oversized wood clothespins
  • (8) 1/2" wood screws
  • (2) 2" wood screws
  • pilot hole and drill bit to match screw heads
  • drill
  • acrylic paint
  • small paintbrush
  • wood glue

Prepare Clothespins and Yardstick

Remove spring from each clothespin and brush clothespins and yardstick with soft bristled brush to remove any debris.

Paint Clothespins

Paint clothespins with acrylic paint. Let dry completely. Add second coat if necessary.

Colorful Clothespins

Colorful Clothespins

Paint clothespins with acrylic paint. Let dry completely. Add second coat if necessary.

Replace Springs

Replace springs on clothespins. Arrange clothespins evenly spaced on yardstick.

Replace Springs

Replace Springs

Once painted replace the springs on clothespins. Arrange the clothespins evenly spaced on the yardstick.

Attach Clothespins to Yardstick

Pre-drill holes with pilot bit in yardstick. Glue and screw the yardstick to the clothespins with the half-inch screws. Let dry.

Attach Clothespins to Yardstick

Attach Clothespins to Yardstick

Pre-drill holes with pilot bit in yardstick. Glue and screw the yardstick to the clothespins with the half-inch screws. Let dry.

Hang on Wall

Pre-drill holes in yardstick corresponding with a stud in the wall behind the yardstick. Use two-inch screws through pre-drilled holes to attach yardstick to the wall. Tip: If studs are not available, use drywall anchors to secure screws to drywall.

Hang Yardstick on the Wall

Hang Yardstick on the Wall

Pre-drill holes in yardstick corresponding with a stud in the wall behind the yardstick. Use two-inch screws through pre-drilled holes to attach yardstick to the wall. Tip: If studs are not available, use drywall anchors to secure screws to drywall.

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