Monday, July 13, 2009

Ridiculously Easy: Ruler becomes a Star

Project difficulty: VVE {Very, very easy}



Most of you probably don't have this many folding rulers, but it only takes one to become a STAR!



I only wish I had thought to share this project before the 4th of July. Always a day late and a dollar short (as my mom used to say).




Well, here it is. Fold out the ruler sections to form a 5 pointed star.

You'll have a few sections extra. You could cut the extra off... but why ruin a perfectly good ruler.

Just keep the extra folded. Wire or glue the last section together to finish.



I made about a dozen of these for the flea market last weekend. I hung them from a market umbrella in the center of my booth.



Wouldn't they be fun to decorate with during the Christmas holidays? Or for you Texas girls---everyday of the year!!!

51 comments:

  1. I love it! Thank you for the great idea!

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  2. love love love it! You are always so clever Joan!

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  3. Who would have thought boring old tapes could look so wonderful.

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  4. A day late and an inch short in this case. LOL!

    I love this and I need some new stars.

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  5. What a great idea. I never think of the nice and easy ideas... Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I like that idea, DH better hide his rulers cause I'm gonna have to give it a try...lol..
    Molly

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  7. Clever gal you are. TTFN ~Marydon

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  8. You are such a blogging "star" I love to visit you!

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  9. That is darling!

    I think you should make it a giveaway. And that I should win of course. After all, it was my idea to have a giveaway! lol.

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  10. LOVE THIS! Such a great use for those ... you'll have me on the look out now! :)

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  11. i love rulers as boarders around door ways i dunno y. they just look so wicked.

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  12. Maybe this could work for Christmas. So fun and unexpected. Love unexpected!

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  13. This is great! Always nice to find a new use for an old object!

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  14. I love this! My carpenter Robert would love this as well. Loves everything with old rulers!
    Brenda

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  15. My picture of the umbrella didn't turn out -- but I can attest to the fact that it was wonderful! And Joan, are we having fun? (: xo

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  16. Oh how cute. And so silly how simple. I love how you displayed it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great evening,
    Sherry

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  17. I'm STILL looking for one of those rulers to make a star! Yours turned out great, and lucky you that you found so many!

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  18. I used to have one of these rulers, but don't seem to have it now. I wanted to try this out.

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  19. Cute! My dad had that kind of ruler years ago.

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  20. That would be a cute way to just have it hanging around in your workshop or garage!

    Thank you for sharing that neat idea!

    Happy VTT!!!
    Angela

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  21. Great idea to make a star! I have a tape
    measure this week too!

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  22. That is so smart! And quaint! And cute! I love that! And I fixed the link too. Thanks friend, for linking up with such a great idea!

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  23. What a great post..I love the star. Who knew a folding ruler could be so sweet? happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

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  24. wow.. very unique stars! I wish I have the folded rulers and make some for my home decor! thanks for sharing this great idea! happy VTT

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  25. Great idea! I always see vintage rulers and wonder what to do with them.

    ps. I'm the queen of "a day late..." I've come up with too many great Halloween costumes November 1st!

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  26. Super cute! I hope to find one of those rulers someday. I am sure they have them at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. Maybe I will get there this summer.

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  27. This is so cute! These rulers are hard to find these days. great idea. Have a great VTT!

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  28. i love those vintage rulers & wish i had one [or two]..the star looks FAB :)

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  29. Cute idea and beautiful photography!

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  30. Love this. My grandfather was a woodworker my grandmother has tons of these in her basement. I may have to ask for a couple.

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  31. What a good idea. I have some of those real old folding tapes, but never thought of using them as you have. NEAT!

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  32. Very unique idea - never thought of using it that way! Clever clever!

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  33. Cute & easy...love it! So fun to repurpose items from around the house! When you get the chance, check out my new blog...I do lot's of DIY projects!

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  34. Do I dare venture out to the garage and try to find the old ruler that used to belong to my husband's grandfather? Yes!

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  35. Okay, THAT is a neat project!!!! Stopping by from Kimba's party. :)

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  36. Great tip! Pottery Barn has been using this same little ditty in their catalogs this season. Who knew an old ruler could be so hip, huh?!
    *Tricia

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  37. Cool, cute and easy...who could ask for more!

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  38. Here from VTT. What a fun fun idea! I see those folding rulers here all the time. I might have to pick up a couple next time I find some.

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  39. I love this idea!!! I am going to go get my ruler out right now!!!!

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  40. I just saw one of those today, but with strips of wood and hinges -all painted periwinkle. I like your ruler "look", better! Great job!

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  41. Oh such a great idea! My hubby has a bunch of them out in the garage. If I steal one every few weeks, do you think he'd notice them missing? :)
    Happy VTT and thanks!
    Cathy

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  42. Very creative and vintagey! I like it!

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