Friday, July 29, 2011

My Sons New Growth Chart

I have been wanting to do a growth chart for a while now. 
Originally this is what I wanted to do, from How Does She (and still may) I just have to take the time to sand the wood I have, paint it, mark it and get it hung. 

So in the mean time I ran across a growth chart using jute webbing. Now I am new to the craft world and don't know much about material so I had never heard of jute webbing. :) It took me asking the lady at Joanns to help me find it. 
So I purchased 2 yards this week and googled different pictures of growth charts to see how I wanted mine to end up. 
Here are a few




This one featured at Sew Dang Cute by Wipperberry is my favorite.

Love the key tags used to mark the growth.
She even packaged hers up in a cute gift box!
LOVE IT! 

Here is what I ended up doing.
Sorry I am horrible with pictures
I kinda took a little bit from each and I really like it.
I still need to find where I want to hang it....
Oh and I did use the round key tags! I love them! I have my son's name on the back side of the tag and then the date, his weight and height. 

Here is how I made mine

I took my giant sharpie and used stencil to mark the numbers

 
I went all the way up to 6 feet

DON'T FORGET TO ACOUNT FOR ANY BASEBOARD OR SPACE BELOW THE CHART.
My first inch starts at 6 inches. 
  
Then I marked each inch. For ease of measuring later.

 Ta-Da

Originally I had used my hemp chord with holes but as you can see I didn't space them far enough apart and it wanted to fold over on itself. So instead, I added wood.

I tied on the hemp, folder over the jute webbing and hot glued it.


What do you think?


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6 comments:

  1. I love this!! I wish I would have thought to make something like that when my first was a baby - now he is almost 5! Life just slips by sometimes. I love the idea of marking in a doorway, but this is so much better because you can take it with you if you ever move.

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  2. That turned out great! I need a new one for my son... he broke his growth chart : (

    Thanks for linking up to Craft and Tell this week!

    Ashley
    www.cherishedbliss.com

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  3. Love this! I just bought some of this "stuff" to do a wreath - now to use the extras for a growth chart - awesome!

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  4. I'd love to see your wreath! I ran across some other things with with stuff :) it's fun to learn. Glad you have a project now to use your leftovers on!
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. You're great Natassia - I haven't made it yet :), but here is my link to it on pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/20022891/

    I think it originally came from Southern Living? Not sure.

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  6. Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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