Summer Craft Series: Growth Chart

Finding the right growth chart can be tricky. A keepsake like this needs to have be something that you will want to keep in your home as your wee one goes from toddler to tween. As part of our Summer Craft Series, Becky from Crafting Chicks shares her DIY growth chart project.

I read somewhere recently, (I think it was that email from Baby Center that I get), that once your child turns three they start to really grow. I thought that this would be a great time to get a growth chart made for my girls. I looked online and didn’t find anything that I was in love with. I didn’t want vinyl that stuck on my wall because if I move, I wouldn’t be able to take that with me.

This was my solution. May be a simple one, but I love it and so do my girls.

Here is what you will need:

  • a wooden board
  • paint
  • vinyl lines and numbers
  • wood letters for the name (you could also do vinyl if you wanted)
  • a ruler
  • pencil
  • scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge

I found this 5’x2′ wooden board at Wood Connection in Salt Lake. It is really cute and has beveled edges. I painted each board and then began to measure. I wanted to start the chart at their birth height and then just go up from there.

I put the foot marks on first and then added my numbers to that. After those were on, I put the inch marks on. I added a few vinyl flowers.

Painted the letters and Mod Podged cute scrapbook paper on them to match their rooms. I inked the edges of the letters to give them some more depth.

I then put some hanging hardware on the back. Measured up the wall to the height that I had started the markings and voila. A fun growth chart for many memories and years to come!


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Comments (5)

  1. jenn 06/05/2015 at 10:24 am

    how did you adhere the wood letters onto the board? modge podge or some other sort of wood glue?

  2. Stacey 05/13/2015 at 5:27 pm

    I know this is an old post, but wondering where you purchased the letters. This is very cute and would love to make one for my son.

  3. Katie 08/20/2013 at 11:11 pm

    Where can I find the vinyl numbers and lines?

  4. Beckyljames 06/22/2010 at 9:22 pm

    I can most likely hook you up with one. 🙂

  5. erinoltmanns 06/22/2010 at 5:41 am

    I want one!