Wednesday, March 12, 2014

GROWTH CHART

This morning I woke up on this cold SNOW DAY and was thinking what to blog about and a  project I have made for the kids came to mind. This project was inspired by a post on pinterest, thanks for idea!
http://www.dearlillie.com/product/oversized-ruler-growth-chart  
 I wanted to keep track of the kids growth but something on display all the time not just in a book when they go to the Doctors for wellness visits. I have to give my husband most of the credit for this one, all I did is show him what I wanted He is very artistic and paint just about anything he sees! The picture below was my inspiration.
http://www.dearlillie.com/product/oversized-ruler-growth-chart
                                     

The picture below is our version, it was very inexpensive (always a plus!). Mike ran up to the hardware store and picked up the 2 x 6 piece of wood, we already had the stencils and the black paint. We did have to purchase a $4 can of stain, he brushed two coats on, and when that was dry he measured out and made pencil marks before he painted the black measurement lines and numbers for the feet. To display the kids heights I decided to use a little chalkboard I already had and have them hold it with the date on it, click a picture, print it out, and then use a colorful tac from the dollar store (a box for a $1). I would call this a cheap and simple project and I loved how it turned out, I still need to add our newest addition to it and actually today I am taking pictures of the kids to add!







2 comments:

  1. I have planned to make one of these myself cuz I have one of my pantry doors inside all marked up with the grandkids...

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  2. Now here is some motivation!

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