From there, my search took me to a do-it-yourself page by another stay at home mom who made a growth chart out of a piece of lumber and a few materials from her local Michael's. From there, it was a 2 day cinch to gather materials, paint, and use my Cricut to create Noah's growth chart for his room. Here are some of the step by step instructions if interested. Total cost (with lots of paint leftover to make more of these) was around $50. I was really efficient and made a growth chart for my friend's 2 year old birthday gift.
- good lumber that is 1 inch x 5 in x 4 feet (the other site recommended 3 feet) I found some red oak at Lowe's for around $16
- wood letters for their name (found at JoAnn's around $1-2 a piece depending on size)
- paint color (I chose white for the base)
- acrylic paint for the letters (super cheap...around 60 cents a bottle!)
- vinyl for the Cricut to cut out numbers
*Sidenote: don't forget to install the picture hanger on back
Don't have it up in Noah's room yet...it won't be done until the fall. I'm very pleased and am already thinking about birthday parties coming up to create as gifts!