Are you ready? Because you’re in for a treat. I am so excited to share with you about my latest little project! There is the cutest little shop online where you can get a kit to make a DIY growth chart for your home. I made one over the winter break and I am SO in love with it!
First off, a bit of a warning. The kit comes with a set of (very clear and explicit) directions. Look for these BEFORE you start. Otherwise you’re going to be super confused or mess stuff up and have to start all over again. Not that I would ever do something so dumb but… *Ahem*… Let’s just dive in to the project, shall we? 😉
DIY Growth Chart | Wooden Ruler
Disclosure: I received product in exchange my unbiased review.
Like I said, go through all the materials before you buy your board or peel the stickers off the paper.
I chose to use an untreated board so I could customize the color of the wood stain. That meant I had to treat it, which did take a few days as I waited for it to dry. It was totally worth it because I love the final color.
You can’t just slap the stickers on and be done with it. Because this DIY growth chart was made to sit 8 inches off the floor, you’re going to need to bust out the measuring tape and make a few marks. But don’t worry, the directions tell you exactly what to do.
Once the board is marked up, you still can’t just slap the stickers on. If you don’t peel them the way the directions tell you to, the decals may only partly peel off of the backing paper. Make sure the decal is F-L-A-T, and peel the backing paper off slowly and carefully. That way if a sticker sticks to the backing paper instead of the transfer paper, you can just give it a little nudge to the right spot.
You put the tick marks on the board first, then you add the numbers. If you’re using any additional decorative decals, those go on last.
I’m so happy we have this DIY growth chart because of the lasting memories we will get from it. We marked my oldest child’s height on the wall in his bedroom but, hopefully, one day we’re going to move. When that happens we’ll have to leave all those cute, little-boy-handwriting height marks behind. Now we can start marking everyone’s growth in the same place, and
if when we move, we can continue making those memories. Wouldn’t it be fun if we still had this around for our grandkids to see how quickly their parents grew up?
This is such a great project, and so easy to do! If you can follow directions, you can make one too. If you do decide to visit Little Acorns shop, you can take 20% off your order with the code GROW20.
Do you have memories of recording your growth on a wall at home? How did your family create memories as you grew?