Some cute girls in my ward told me about these rulers they were going to make to measure their kids through the years. I thought this was an awesome idea since we will be going to school for a few more years and moving a lot, so we couldn’t mark it on a wall! I found one that Pottery Barn Kids had made and tried to make mine similar….except for A LOT cheaper!
|This was the Pottery Barn Kids one that was $58|
And here is how I made mine:
|This wood is about 10″ x 72″ and I got it at Home Depot for $8.44! Not bad!|
|I used a “natural” shade of stain and stained the wood. The stain was $4.50 at WalMart.|
|Then I used a measuring tape to mark every inch so I knew where I would want lines painted.|
|I decided to make some stencils of short and long lines I wanted on my ruler and that was a HORRIBLE idea! Don’t do that! The paint seeps through!|
|So my cute husband told me to use masking tape and mark off where I wanted to paint. I would do a line at every inch and would do two 2″ lines, then one 3″ line for the markings on my ruler. Used a lot of tape!|
|Then I painted over the tape/lines with black acrylic paint|
I started my lines 3 inches off so that I could always hang this 3 inches off the ground, rather than just propping it against the wall. So now my ruler will measure up to 6’3″. I’m trying to decide if I want to pin a picture up of the age they were at a certain height or if we should just write it on…. Any thoughts?!
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