Entryway {Ruler box-tutorial}

Wednesday / 11 comments
I have a total addiction to containers.  Baskets, bins, little tins.  Love them.  Lately I've been obsessed with the little ruler box I saw on Layla's spring mantle.  Then I saw another super cute one that Diana from Vintage Home made and that just made my obsession worse.



The old yardstick I started with.


I cut the wood all by myself with my husband's giant saw.  I am trying to learn the woodworking stuff. The sides are 15 inches and the little pieces are 5 inches.


The bottom is a piece of hardboard leftover from the playroom chalkboard.


The sides got glued and nailed with teeny finish nails.  Then the bottom glued and nailed.  You could totally just glue it.


The little box ended up on the entryway table to hold keys and sunglasses.


I may stain it but for now I like it plain.


Love how it turned out!



  1. Brook the box is perfect - from one container addict to another - great take on Layla's mantle decor. I so wish I could come across some old yardsticks like that, the new ones just look too 'cheapy', no character, no age. Someday.

  2. Oh, I totally love this. It turned out beautiful. By the way I live in Syracuse, just down the street and around the corner from RC Willey. Thanks for linking to the Home Decor and Organizing link party. I'm featuring this on my FB page today. Grab a button if you'd like.

  3. How cute!! I would love for you to join us today at "It's a Party"!

  4. What a great little box. I picked up some free yard sticks and I think I see a project coming up soon.

  5. Great little box, I have a thing for wood boxes also! I'll tuck this idea away for a time that I find a wooden ruler to use! Thanks!

  6. I love it!! I wish I had more space for things like this. Even still, I find that I gravitate towards little boxes too even though I never know what I'll do with it. :)

  7. I love boxes too! I just love how it turned out. I will be featuring it tomorrow at Creations by Kara. :)

  8. This is just so fun and creative - I love that it's made with stuff you found too!

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  9. You are so awesome that I featured you this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like. :)

    Allison @ House of Hepworths


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