Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"G" is for Growth Chart & Giveaway

Paint: personalized growth chart
a giveaway of Measure-It! self adhesive measuring tape for 10 lucky winners!

Make this 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:
And you can write directly on the tape!

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.

Or use it to make a personalized growth chart:

10 lucky readers will each win a 48' roll of Measure-It! measuring tape!

How to make a personalized growth chart:

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.

I'm linking up to:
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
The Scoop @ Lolly Jane
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This growth chart is too cool! I love the look of it with the exact measurements, too!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

That tape is awesome. I love your lettering on the growth chart, Jaime. :) said...

Love this growth chart!!! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!!

Kayla Janachovsky said...

Such a cute idea! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers.

Rottieprncs said...

I can't believe that I won!! I'm sooo going to make the Growth Ruler now!!! Thank you!!