Monday, March 16, 2015

Wood growth chart

Last weekend I attended a baby shower for my cousins wife who is due with their first baby this spring. I was excited to make them a special gift and something that I've been wanting to try for awhile. I've seen numerous wood growth charts and rulers on Pinterest and couldn't wait to try my own.

I ended up making two because I have two cousins expecting babies!

I set up my staining station in our garage {very glamorous}.

I stained one dark brown and the other weathered gray.

To make the chevron design I measured and cut out the shape on paper. Then I traced my cut out onto the wood.

Once I had the lines traced I taped them off with painter's tape.

I used white craft paint and a sponge brush for the chevron design. I gave the paint a few minutes to dry and removed the tape.

Then I used a tape measure to make all my measurement markings. Notice my little helper!

I used a ruler to make the lines straight and then went over them with a black sharpie marker.

I printed out my numbers onto copy paper and taped them onto the board. I used carbon paper to trace the numbers and then painted them in by hand with black paint.

Mom to be loved the growth chart and now I can't wait to make one for our home!

I also offer these in my Etsy shop if interested!


  1. What a fun and unique gift! I'm sure the moms-to-be loved it. You did a great job!

  2. Love this! I am going to have to make one for my baby girl! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I am loving this project and the two variations you made! Thanks for linking up to the Pretty Preppy Party! xoxo

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