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How to make a growth chart

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Today I’m going to show you how to make a growth chart–with a couple different ways to jazz it up–PLUS  a free cut file! (down below)

 

Basically–you just grab a 6 foot board from the Home Depot. I get 6 inches wide…but they also have 4 inches and even 10 inches. and after I was done with these 6 foot…I thought it would be so fun to do a wide one and add pictures all down one side!!! 

Anyways…stain or paint to add some pop. Then there are 3 different ways to add the numbers.

First way to add numbers-wood!

I found a whole section of little numbers in the wood working aisle at Hobby Lobby. They came in white…so I didn’t even have to paint them!

 

Second way to add number decals on growth chart: stickers.

Guys. Go down the Hobby Lobby sticker aisle. There are so many amazing number stickers. thick ones, fun patterned ones-gold shiny ones! Just peel and stick. Doesn’t get any eaiser than that!

Third diy growth chart idea: vinyl!

Yup. Of course, I cut out the 1, 2 to 6 out of vinyl! You get any fun font you want–plus color! I love Expressions vinyl! So many options!

 

Growth chart lines and spacing:

I literally took my scrap vinyl and used my fiskars paper trimmer and cut vinyl into strips. Then I laid out a measuring tape along the side of the growth chart and just applied the lines and numbers right on the wood using the measuring tape as a guide to keep me in line! The bottom of the growth chart I actually didn’t start at 1–I started at 6 inches. That way I have a room at the top to add my fun cut file (and if you are putting it on the wall-you aren’t going to run into a baseboard!)

Cut file for growth chart

Cut it out of vinyl–and weed
Then just apply it to the top with transfer tape! If you need help with adhesive vinyl–go here! 

I always use Expressions Vinyl and my silhouette cameo to create fun bags and signs!


 

 

Check out all my free cut files

 

and if you make anything–I would LOVE LOVE LOVE To see it!

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.