Wooden Home Growth Chart
Little ones grow so fast that it seems hard to keep up with them at times. Creating a fun home Growth Chart from a bit of wood and paint will make wonderful memories to look back on through the years as your child grows.
Not only is this a great way to spare your walls (says the lady who had her pantry wall covered in sharpie marker growth notes!) but it is also a nice way to be able to take your Home Growth Chart with you should you move! I also love the idea of giving this as a gift! Very inexpensive to make, but it will be come a cherished keepsake as the years pass by!
Home Growth Chart
- 1x8x6″ common board
- Classic gray stain
- Teal and pink indoor paint
- 3 foam paint brushes
- Painters tape
- Black sharpie marker
- Tape measure
- Large 3″ stickers
1. In a well ventilated area, use a foam paint brush to stain your wood board, and let dry
2. Tape your board off in 9″ sections (but since you will be painting every other section, you will need to tape it so that every other stripe is outlined by the tape)
3. Press your tape onto the board tightly
4. Paint the 1st and 5th section with about 4 coats of teal paint
5. Paint the 3rd and 7th section of your board with 4 coats of your pink paint
6. Carefully peel your tape off while your paint is still damp and let your paint dry for a few hours
7. Place your tape measure from the top of your board to the bottom and use a pencil to mark every inch
8. Use a ruler and a sharpie to draw straight lines over your pencil marks (2 short, 1 long, and then at the foot mark, draw a little longer)
9. Stock on your number stickers to mark off each foot and trace with a pencil
10. Peel your stickers off and use your sharpie to trace and fill in your numbers
** if you want to hang above your baseboard, start the bottom of your measuring chart at 6″ instead of 1″
Easy, right? These not only make great fits, but this is also a wonderful item to consider making for craft shows and sales. Very little cost, and something that almost every mama can appreciate!