Create a North Star Wall Hanging With Yardsticks
To add graphic impact to a home for the holidays, designer Dan Faires turns wooden yardsticks into North Star wall hangings.
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- 5 wooden yardsticks for each completed star
- 5 1/4" nuts and bolts
- 1/4" drill bit
- can of spray paint
- hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks
- twigs or sticks, for embellishment
- 10-foot strand of white string lights (per star)
- picture frame nails and hammer (or adhesive wall hooks)
- safety goggles
- dust mask
- drop cloth
Lay Out Yardsticks
On a flat, level surface, overlap five yardsticks onto one another in the shape of a star. Tip: If yardsticks are too large for the space intended for decoration, consider using wooden rulers instead. For a varied look, consider mixing yardsticks and rulers.
Add Holes in Corners
Use drill and 1/4-inch drill bit to add holes into all five corners of star.
Fasten Yardsticks Together
Add nuts and bolts to all five drilled holes, then tighten with screwdriver.
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