I made the cutest growth chart this week with the help of my friend Jonie and her blog, which I love!
First I bought a 1″x 8″ x 6′ board for $5 at Home Depot. I brought it home, sanded it and stained it. I used a stain called “Honey”. When you stain wood, you paint it on, then wipe it off with a rag. I let the stain dry overnight.
I then took a ruler and made a mark at every inch. Since the board is 6 feet tall and lots of people are over 6 feet tall, I decided to start my board at 9 inches (so I will hang it 8 inches off the ground and that way it will clear the floor board as well.)
Jonie cut out vinyl for me with numbers 1-6, little dashes for inch marks, a little bigger dashes for every 6 inches, and a big line for each foot mark. Then I simply peeled the pieces off and stuck them to my stained wood. For the numbers I used transfer tape.