Guess what I whipped up – - so cute – - Growth Charts!!
My brother and sister-in-law are having a baby (wahoo!! their first – we are so excited) and I thought a growth chart would be a perfect gift for them. PLUS I really wanted one for us – so I made one for our house. PLUS Trevor had some leftover wood (hence why one is wide) from when he made my craft desk (which is still a room in disaster mode – I will show it to you – hopefully soon!!)
Anyways, I’m not going to do a tutorial, because there are PLENTY out there – - and it’s pretty self-explanatory. I loosely used the tutorial over at 517 Creations, so head over there for that.
If you’d rather buy a growth chart – there are lots of you who are craft observers rather than craft doers – I have a friend who owns a company that sells them HERE.
So anyways, no tutorial, but I have a few tips…
I used spraypaint stain on the light board – so easy!! I didn’t have it in dark, so I wiped on stain for it, but it took longer was was messier – the spray was awesome.
This triangle thing has a lip on it, so it hooked to the edge of the board and made a straight line every time – perfect – my board was already marked at each spot that needed a line.
I used these number stencils and then filled them in so they didn’t look like a stencil – seemed easier than trying to get the exact font, etc:
My new favorite place to dry things – the road! Plenty of sun! Doesn’t kill the grass under it….
Now, to get a permanent marker and start marking heights….