Hey all! It's Melinda from over at Under My Umbrella. I'm excited for this month's theme of growth charts because it's been on my "to do" list for way too long. My mother-in-law has this fantastic wall in her house where not only has she charted the growth of her kids but also all the grand kids. She has told everyone when she moves she is taking that part of the wall with her. I wanted my growth chart to have the possibility of not only personalizing it but to be able to move it and not have to take off half the wall :) I love the ruler look of all the growth charts out there and started to do that when I realized I needed to change it up a bit (as I'm typing this I just heard a bang and then a little yell "I'm cleaning it up"). This is what I came up with...
There are a few things I would change up about this project if I did it again such as my board would be longer and a different type of wood but overall I like it! Here are the how to's: I painted my board an off white color. After it dried I sanded the surface and edges. When I started this project I was going to use vinyl for the side measurements and decided against it but it came in handy as a paper ruler. I grabbed a roll of Jute and a glue gun and got to work.
I put a dab of glue on both edges of the board and wrapped the jute around the board using my paper ruler as a guide. When I came to the 12 inch mark I wrapped it around 5x (keep using the hot glue so the jute stays in place). Slide the paper ruler up as you work. I cut out some numbers using 1/4 MDF. I used the font PHARMACY.
I hot glued my numbers on and added my personalized tags. You're done! I think I could put this anywhere in my house and it would fit in. It's also a fun conversation piece.
Thanks ladies for letting me craft along with you! It's always fun to see the creative take each person puts on a project. Make it a great day!!!