Sunday, July 24, 2011

July Jamboree Guest Post: Portable Growth Chart by Heather of WhipperBerry

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Hello Sew Dang Cute friends!  This is Heather from over WhipperBerry way.
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I am truly honored to be a part of Tam’s fun July Jamboree and to celebrate the birth of her sweet Ryker!  With that in mind I thought I would make something that everyone, and I mean everyone could make for a fun baby shower gift…
A stylish, yet portable growth chart!
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I grew up with a Mom who religiously made those cute little tick marks inside a door frame every year to mark our growth.  Sadly when we moved we didn’t get to take the door frame with us.  Sooo, I thought I would make a growth chart for my kiddos that can stay on the wall or be tucked away and taken out on special occasions.  Here is what you need…
  • Jute Webbing {I got mine at Wal-Mart for $2.97 for 6 ft.}
  • Sharpie Marker & Sharpie Pen
  • Key Tags {you can find these at most office supply stores}
  • Large Safety Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Ruler
  • Stencil
  • 1 large grommet
I started by measuring the jute webbing and marking off for each foot…
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I then marked off each inch…
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I made mine 6 ft. because I want to hopefully keep up the tradition through college for my little guy {that is if he will let me!} 
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Won’t it be a fun gift to pass on to his wife when they start to have kiddos of their own. 
Anyway… once you have the tick marks all you have to do is use a stencil to stencil on the numbers.  I created mine using my Silhouette and some card stock.
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Stencil on the numbers and your kiddos name…
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Next using my grommet tool I added a grommet to the top…
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Now, all you have to do is put together the kit for the gift.  I use key tags that you can buy at the office supply store to write all of the pertinent information on and then affix it to the chart with a large safety pin…
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The nice thing about this is that you can roll it up and store it in the box when you don’t want to have it out and the pins and tags stay protected and in place.
For the gift, I found a fun box at Target and put together a little kit…
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… with safety pins and tags tied up with some Divine Twine, it’s a perfect gift for a new mom!!
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Tam, thanks so much for letting me stop by and I would love for you all to come and say hello over at WhipperBerry!!
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10 comments:

  1. This is SUCH a cute idea! I love the jute webbing and just using a Sharpie. Love it, Heather!

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  2. LOVE this! Gorgeous and practical

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  3. so stinkin' cute Heather!! :)

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  4. I love, love, LOVE this!!! I am going to make this for my boys AND my sister who is having a baby in September!! Thanks for such an awesome idea!! :)

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  5. Love this idea! So cute and practical.

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  6. Thanks everyone! Your sweet comments have made my day!!

    kisses
    heather

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  7. This is so great! I've loved the idea of a growth chart, but feared doing it on the traditional door casing for fear we move!

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  8. I can't thank you enough for this! Our family travels alot so I had given up on ever having a permanent door post to keep our children's height marked out on... Looks like I don't have to miss out on this part of motherhood after all, lol! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :-D

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  9. I love this and plan on making them for my kids. Where did you get the stencil - I really like the font?

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  10. How wide is the jute webbing? Thanks!

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