Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Making Your Own Height Chart


I started a themed height chart for each kiddo that went along with their nursery decor.  I marked it after each wellness visit for the first year.  Then I decided to do something that I could mark both kiddos down on for height.

I say the tape measure type height chart on a board and loved the look, but not the price.  I looked at it and decided it was something I could recreate.

It turned out easier than I thought.  The hardest part?  Drawing all those inch lines.  I know, it may not look perfect like the store bought one or be exact, but it is close enough.

I bought a piece of 8 foot cedar board and cut it down to just a little over 6 feet.  The numbers I bought at a local craft store.  They are wood and can be easily painted.  Originally I had started doing the lines with washi tape, but I didn't like the look as I went along.  So I took a black sharpie and started drawing lines.  To record the kid's heights I use a silver sharpie.

Hung it up on the wall and we were all set.  My oldest likes to stand by it often just to see how much he is grown.  About every 6 months we measure and mark