Growth Chart

D is almost two years old now and making a growth chart for him has been on my to do list since before he was even born.. yes, that is how far behind I am on my list of things to do.. hey.. don't judge!

I started with cardboard from the white corrugated display boards you can get at any Micheal's or Staples. Cut it in to pieces. 

 I attached the two pieces with colorful stripes of felt. I used a pliable material mainly so that it could be easily folded. Else I'd have D pulling at it and most probably doodling on it.. I also used the same colored felt as an edging.

The back being brown and covered with writing I decided to glue on some colorful gift wrap, so that it looks nice folded.

I marked D's height at 6 month intervals and glued a button at the end of every marking.

Then I marked M and my height too.. yes that is me under the 5feet mark..

I added a jute loop to both sides of the chart to I could fold it and hang in D's room.

and in other news.. I just sold 'Dark Day' to a lovely woman in Germany!

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Brandie said...

How fun! I need to diy myself a growth chart of some sort too.

ShyScout said...

Such a cute and wonderful idea! My parents made me a growth chart. It is such a fun way to keep track.

Lindsay Ann Hinkle said...

Cute! A DIY growth chart would be such a fun thing to do. At my grandparents house in Ohio, they have an entire wall dedicated to the growth of our family. Each daughter, son, cousin, grandchild, aunt, uncle, etc. all has their different heights on it. The unfortunate thing is that it's not mobile! Great idea!

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Anonymous said...

Cute post!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

very cool- we were lucky to get a growth chart when my first was born- unfortunately we moved so much we don't have the good ol fashion kind where we use a pencil and wall

Hena Tayeb said...

That was one of the reasons I made a mobile one.. I want to hopefully one day be that grandmother.. :)

Mark said...

Oh my, you ARE a crafty one, you!
My daughter would have a field day with you.
Congrats on another sale!

sonia // daring coco said...

What a nifty little idea! Rather than buying generic (and overpriced) one's from stores make your own! LOL I can't even believe that never crossed my mind, a genius idea and you deserve a pat on the back!

Hope your having a wonderful day!

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

That is a great idea. It may taken you 2 years but just think of it this way, at least he's old enough to stand up straight long enough to be measured now ;)

Hannah said...

Cute idea! I am totally that behind on my to do list too, no judging from me!

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j said...

I'm totally behind on my list too, but doesn't it feel great to get it done! It's very cute, I like the stripes.

JANICE G said...

that is cute!

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Olga Kotsani said...

I don't judge! I just laugh! I love your writing style!
Nice DIY and it seems simple to do!
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Daily Dose of Handmade said...

Oh my! I am even further behind than you! LOL I may just start marking on the wall! LOL

Now following you from the The Artisan Group!


tinajo said...

Very cute idea! :-)

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