I have been looking for a great growth chart a few years, but couldn’t find anything that would work for me.  I love the vinyl ones, but don’t want to leave it behind if we ever move.  There are other cute fabric and wood charts out there, but the prices kept me away.  Wood Connection to the rescue.  This DIY Growth Chart was my answer!

Here is what you will need:
  • a wooden board
  • paint
  • vinyl lines and numbers
  • wood letters for the name (you could also do vinyl if you wanted)
  • a ruler
  • pencil
  • scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge

I found this 5’x2′ wooden board at Wood Connection. It is really cute and has beveled edges. I painted each board and then began to measure. I wanted to start the chart at their birth height and then just go up from there.

I put the foot marks on first and then added my numbers to that. After those were on, I put the inch marks on. I added a few vinyl flowers.

Painted the letters and Mod Podged cute scrapbook paper on them to match their rooms. I inked the edges of the letters to give them some more depth.

I then put some hanging hardware on the back. Measured up the wall to the height that I had started the markings and voila. A fun growth chart for many memories and years to come!


  1. OMG that is the cutest!!!

  2. that’s so cute. I love how you used the wood letters and made it mroe 3-D. I’d love if you linked up to my Scrappy Saturdays. http://myscrappygifts.blogspot.com/2010/04/10th-scrappy-saturdays.html

  3. Becky- I LOVE this!!! So fun I am making one!:)

  4. LOVE these Becky!

  5. So cute, I want to make one of those for my kids!

  6. I love it! TFS.

  7. Great job Becky! I too was dismayed at what the growth chart market offered, so I created a whole new product line called Growth Chart Art – Growth Charts You Never Outgrow. You can see them at http://www.growthchartart.com

    Keep up the great crafts. I love them.

  8. So cute! I love this!

  9. Becky, this is adorable!! Look at how cute your daughter is too!!Great tutorial as well. 🙂

  10. Adorable!

  11. Adorable!!!! I just found your site and I love it!!

  12. That’s SO cute! Where did you find the cute little letters for her name?

  13. Super cute! I’m not so crafty like you gals, so I could use a little extra help:
    1- How do you ink the letters?
    2- Where did you buy the vinyl numbers,lines,and flowers?
    3-Where did you buy the wood name letters?
    4- Are you going to record your kids’ heights on the chart, or just use it to measure and then write it down somewhere?
    Sorry for all the questions. Thanks so much!

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  15. What are the measurements of the Board?

  16. Where did you get your letters and numbers? I am having a hard time finding vinyl lettering.

  17. What did you use to hang it on the wall? 🙂 thanks

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  19. Debora Cadene Says: February 17, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Love this!! What was the font for the numbers and letters if you don’t mind me asking??


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