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DIY Growth Chart

I can’t believe that my baby is going to be one at the end of summer! Time flies too quickly, so I made this easy DIY growth chart to remember these days forever. This project cost less than 10$ to make and can easily be stored, hung and moved.

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Materials

I purchased the 6′ common board for 3.50$ at my local Home Depot. Then I used left over sand paper, stain and sealer to finish the wood. The vinyl roll was on sale at hobby lobby. You will need two 12″x12″ pieces for the ruler.

Instructions

Wood

First prep the ruler by sanding and staining the wood. Then if you choose, apply a clear sealer coat.

Vinyl

In Cricut design space create the ruler. Using the line tool make a 2.25″ line for the 6″ and 12″ marks, 2″ marks for the 3″ and 9″, and 1.5″ for the 1″, 2″, 4″, 5″, 7″, 8″, 10″, and 11″ marks. The lines should be .06″ tall or as thin as you’d like.

Unless you’re going to hang it from the ground, begin the ruler at six inches. Align all the marks from 6″ inches to 1′ 5″ on a straight line. Group all lines. Copy and paste 6 times. Place a 2″ number at the foot mark. Group each ruler with a number and cut. I was able to fit 3 rows on a 12″x12″ sheet.

Assembly

Using transfer tape, align the edge of the vinyl to the board and stick.

Measure 1″ from the last mark to the start of the next ruler. Repeat until all 6 pieces have been transferred and the ruler is complete. If you’re worried about the vinyl sticking, you can apply a coat of Mod Podge (the glue not the spray).

That’s all there is to it! Now you have a beautiful growth chart your family can treasure for years to come.

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