Thursday, September 18, 2014

DIY Growth Ruler and Another Giveaway!

So I'm sure a lot of you have seen these giant rulers that you can measure your kids with?  Well I've been wanting one since before Baby J was born.  I finally decided that I wasn't going to spend $100 for one but that I'm pretty sure I'm handy enough to do it myself.

I purchased my vinyl lettering from Etsy Shop Little Acorns by Ro. This is the ruler kit that I purchased (under $10!!) and added on the top details to my order.  She has so many options to make it personalized that you need to go and really check them all out! The vinyl came packaged perfectly with easy to follow instructions.  I had the decal put on in about 10 minutes flat.  I had a board cut at Lowe's Hardware, stained it with my walnut stain I had left over and then finished it with a Lacquer when I was finished putting on the decals. We want to go with dark woods in our next house so this is the direction I went. But there are so many options available!

I am so completely happy with my purchase.  And since we will be moving some time in the future it will easily come with us to our new home.

Ro has generously offered a ruler kit to one of my readers!  What a fantastic birthday, shower or Christmas present to give too!  Enter now and do this little project yourself.  I'm here if you have any questions!

I also want to take this time to say that I have spent 1000s of hours of research on the products and toys that I have in my home.  I do not promote ANYTHING on my site that I haven't tested and love.  I've been offered advertising spots and I refused.  I think its important that I hold myself to a level of integrity for the products that I offer or talk about.  There are a lot of products, DIY or even recipes that I would never share.  If I don't love it, I won't share it with you.

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  1. So cute! So how do you track her growth? Do you mark it on the actual chart?

  2. There are paint pens you could use or a black marker if you had a lighter ruler. Personally I'm getting copper metal tags and stamping the date on them. I'm thinking of finding a decorative tack to then attack it to the wood. I think it will look very elegant that way. Plus my handwriting is sub-par!! Thanks Bethany!

    1. That is a great idea and I agree with the copper metal tags with stamped dates would look fantastic.

  3. Thank you very much for sharing this review and giveaway. I think this is just the coolest idea ever. I would like to make one for each of my kids for them to have as a Christmas gift and one for our house. I also saw that they have Over Sized Scrabble Tiles so I could make an outdoor scrabble game. It's a project I have been planning as well. I have pinned those items from their esty site for future purchase.