I have been on the look-out for a really great growth chart for months. I came across Miss Natalie’s Heirloom Growth Chart and loved it immediately, but knew the paper tags would not last long in my house with two rambunctious boys, and I really wanted foot markings on the chart so it would be easy to track my children’s height. I kept searching but didn’t find anything that really fit the bill. A few weeks later, it dawned on me that I could make my own version of Miss Natalie’s! Here is my method:
Gather your supplies:
- 6-feet of jute webbing (can be purchased online or at craft stores. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby.)
- Fusible interfacing
- Fabric (not shown)
- A small amount of Tyvek (or other suitable material. I think these would be cute, as would canvas. I choose Tyvek because it is lightweight and super durable)
- Safety pins
I hung the growth chart with a dowel and a strip of the same fabric I used for the numbers. But how great would it look hanging from a grommet?? I wish I would have thought about that before I finished the dowel/fabric set up! I also added a dowel at the bottom to keep the chart hanging straight.
Have you ever DIY’d something when you haven’t been able to find certain features on a product? What did you create? What alterations did you make?
Crystal stops by GiversLog a couple times a month to share her fresh ideas. When she’s not writing for GiversLog, Crystal can be found mothering, knitting, and cooking, and is currently navigating the unknown waters of woodturning.