DIY Growth Chart

I have been wishing I had a growth chart for my little guy for quite some time. After searching in stores and online with no success in finding something that I liked enough to buy, I decided to make my own.

This is probably the easiest thing I have ever made.... and I love it!
I love how simple and rugged it looks. I also like how it looks like a ruler. Want to know how I did it?
Here we go.

First, I made a little visit to our local Home Depot and picket up a smooth, knotty board. When I got it home, I placed it against the wall, above the base board and marked where 1 foot would be. That was my first mark. Then, I proceeded by making marks every 1/2 foot with a pencil. If you look closely, you can see the markings on the board above.

Next, I asked my friend, Terra to cut some vinyl for me: black, simple font, numbers 1-6, 11 dash marks. This is what she came up with. It was perfect!

Next, I rubbed on all those little numbers and dashes on the appropriate marks.

And now we have a finished product. It's cute enough to put inside, but we decided to hang it in the garage.

Now, we can mark the little man's height on every Christmas, birthday and first day of school. Awesome!

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  1. Oh, I absolutely love it! I love how it's so manly for the little guy too. This way you really can write on it, easily, and have it serve it's true purpose- to record his heights as he grows up. Great job, Shan!

  2. Awesome! I totally need to do this!

  3. Great! I have little ticks on the door frame right now, but we are in the process of moving soon. Lines can't come :( I could transfer the lines to this!! Brilliant! Thanks