Lots of my friends are having babies and getting married! That means fun family-friendly gifts and new projects! When my friend told me she was having a baby this year, we decided it would be fun to make a growth chart for the little man. This project was super simple and cost friendly (which is great for families on a budget)! I thought the growth chart was so cute that I almost stole it for my own selfish purposes! Here’s how I did it, and how you can too!
1. Stain your cut piece of wood.
2. Once dry, use your measuring tape to mark your growth points. Because my wood slab was 4 feet tall, I decided to start it at 1.5 feet (poppa dukes will have to hang the growth chart 1.5 feet off the ground for accurate measurement).
3. Use a Sharpie and a straight edge to make the markings permanent. I chose to make the feet markings largest.
4. Print numbers to use for your chart (you can also use numbered stencils from the craft store).
5. Use an X-Acto knife to cut out the numbers if you are printing them from home. Once cut, tape them to your board.
6. Color in your stencils with Sharpie.
7. Add a hook to the back and hang!
Quick Reminder: Make sure to hang your growth chart on the wall according to the markings on the bottom! For instance, this one starts at a foot and a half, so it should be hung a foot and a half off the ground.
Could you see yourself making a project like this for your home? I want to know!