I saw this on Pinterest way back when Reid was a newborn and knew I needed one.
I actually started this way back before Reid's First Birthday Party... but it took a year and a move later for me to finally get around to finishing it.
1 - 8-10in x 6ft Board
1. Stain board. Staining was the easy part. Selecting the color for the stain proved to be much harder.2. Once the stain was dry (or in my case... 6 months later), using a pencil mark off your inch marks. I started with the bottom of the board being 6 inches... So the board would not be sitting on the floor but hanging above the baseboards on the wall.
3. Draw the numbers at the foot markings. Again, I did this using pencil first.
6. To hang, we used these little picture hanging hardware straps. (By we, I mean Neil... in this case). We used 2 on the top and one on the bottom to hang in the ruler.
Our ruler starts at 6 inches, which I thought was more than enough to come in overtop of the baseboard. But not in this particular room.
PS: I had a hard time taking a picture of this hanging. The room is really small and the light/color of the walls makes everything tinted in photos. Oh well.
So let's hear it... Where do you measure your children's growth at? A door jamb, DIY ruler, or the Dr's office?