I am making quite a few items for a fall crafts show here in October. I found this idea from Pinterest last year. I purchased a vintage yardstick at a sale (they are hard to find). There are plenty of thinner ones but you need the wider ones to decorate.
Also you need the scrabble tiles from a scrabble game. It was fun coming up with words to describe Christmas that would fit on a 5" piece.
I have my eye out at every antique store now, looking for these yardsticks.