Last year I made this Christmas tree out of a yardstick, jute and a metal snowflake.
The first step in my new project was to cut the yardstick off at 25 1/2".
Next I hot glued twenty-four 1/2" round craft magnets to the yardstick.
I glued the magnets at half inch intervals.
I cut a Baby Jesus out of a catalog, and decoupaged Him onto the end of the 25 1/2" yardstick. I thought I might like the yardstick with a little more of an even finish, so I brushed on one coat of matte polyurethane.
I purchased four packages of rusty tin 1" stars.
The rusty stars stick to the magnets.
I made small hole in the one inch end of the yardstick, and tied a piece of string in the hole for hanging.