Make this diy growth chart using Measure-It! self adhesive measuring tape.
I made it super simple by actually using the tape in place of making measurement marks, it’s a no measure DIY growth chart!
You would hang the growth chart on the wall, at least 12″ or 24″ from the floor:
The tape is accurate and clearly indicates inches and feet in 12-inch repeating intervals.
Use it for all kinds of projects: hanging artwork, mapping out furniture placement, precision cutting and drilling.
1. Use a 1 x 6 x 6 pine board and Measure-It! measuring tape:
2. Adhere tape to pine board down one side, be sure to start with a 12″ (foot marker) at top of pine board. Run the tape all the way down (you may need to trim your board to exactly 6′, my board was about 1/2″ too long):
3. To add handpainted lettering start with a 3 1/4″ circle template:
4. Mark center of template at top edge and use a shorter piece of Measure-It! tape to determine the center of wood:
5. Trace around circle template.
6. Remove the horizontal shorter piece of tape and use the thickness of the tape as a spacing guide and simply repeat for the next circle until you have enough for the child’s name:
7. Print out the name using lowercase American Typewriter font at 200 point:
8. Place letter in center of circle (I fold the letter to find the center) and using a ballpoint pen trace around letter. The pressure of the pen leaves an indent in the wood:
9. Paint navy blue inside the circle but NOT on the letter portion:
10. Paint white gloss inside the letter:
11. Stain with Minwax Ipswich pine, the tape will take the stain and blend a bit more with the wood:
12. To make your Measure-It! tape permanent seal the project with clear satin polyurethane.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for writing this post. I was provided with product to review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.