Pickin' up Sticks...


I have a deep love for things that often go overlooked by some. A love I cannot explain. Take this yard stick for example...what may look like a ruler to some is just a piece of art awaiting it's birth.

Old and worn...all the better!

Now what does one do with yard sticks? I will share that later but first you must go and collect some of your own. The hunt is half the fun. You may try flea markets and yard sales for the good worn ones. If that's not possible,no worries! Try at your local paint store for some new ones.

You may also find them at furniture stores and your local bank ...FREE! Don't worry if they are all fresh and new, we can take care of that. Different colors and lengths would be fantastic! School rulers can play too...
Now don't go spending the bank looking for these lil darlings. Just take your time and enjoy the search. I just thought I would give you a head start to my next project. Have fun {picking up sticks}! ( needed for project around 6 but 8 if you can find em')

29 comments:

  1. Walgreen had them on sale for .19 cents last week. I have not checked this week add, but I am sure there are some similar sales out there with back 2 school. I can't wait to gather some up and watch for your instructions!

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  2. somehow as a teacher i have collected lots of these! so, i can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve...

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  3. hmmm...
    let's see if I can collect some of these.

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  4. Hmmmm ~ I wonder what you're up to this time! : )

    Jo

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  5. I too have always felt the love & appreciation for vintage utilitarian objects I have a barrel full of old yard sticks that I have picked up during my treasure hunts. I also have a thing for "string" - I can relate, Lori @white flower farmhouse

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  6. I love yardsticks - what are you doing with them? Can't wait to see.

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  7. would it be terrible if we used antique yard sticks?

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  8. I am interested to see what you do with your yard sticks...now I am intrigued. :)

    My 200th post Giveaway went up yesterday (Sunday-with a Thrifty Treasures post). Stop by if you have a chance! :)

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  9. You do have me curious....but then I expect creativity from you, my dear. Can't wait!

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  10. how fun, I would love to come along with you on a little project. Consider my ruler eyes open.

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  11. Oh, I can't wait to see this one.

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  12. I, too, am anxiously awaiting! Love those old sticks!

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  13. Oh my goodness I can't wait to see what you do with those!

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  14. My mom used to have a lot of them.

    I never see them anywhere anymore!

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  15. Anxious to see what you are up to. Jackie

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  16. I have a feeling I'm going to love this project. I've been snatching up the folding type of "sticks". This is gonna be good....

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  17. Can't wait to see what you have up your creative little sleeve...

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  18. I've been curious to see what you are going to do with these.

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  19. Sounds very interesting, can't wait to see what you are going to make with them... I will have to try to find some so I can play too...

    have a great week

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  20. Funny you should mentioned this...I just bought two at the thrift store last week...Lexi has been playing teacher and they had the old long ones so I bought two for her...really one for her and one for me...you know a little attitude weapon...lol....

    Now I must go get some more now since you have posted this...good thing was they were .25 for old ones....

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  21. I'm officially on the hunt.

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  22. Hey... Tell Jesse I wanta see that new truck of his...Call me at work tomm.

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  23. We just saw a big old crock chock full of yard sticks at an antique store over the weekend - but they were all kind of pricey - they were solid though - the really thick old advertisement type! My son wanted to buy them all for 'swords' but we reminded him that we had one at home! I'll just have to go back I guess! I'll dig through until I find some bargains!

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  24. when do we need them by??

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  25. Thought of you today when I was flipping through the latest Pottery Barn Kids catalog. It had a room make over pictured in it. On the wall was a HUGE 7 day calendar that had the days divided by yard sticks! Too funny! I haven't checked their site to see if the picture is there. Can't wait to see what you do!

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  26. A friend and I were JUST looking at some yesterday! But they were a little pricey. I'll see if I can find them cheap-o. Sounds like fun!

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  27. Everything is beautiful Susie! Love the blue shutter and all the family photos. :)

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  28. Love your old yard sticks.

    Enjoy your day
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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