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Hey guys! I hope you’re all having a great week! Today I’m sharing a project that is soooooooo popular and you have probably already seen these floating around everywhere. I’ve been wanting to make one for a really long time, I was just so intimated by it. I was scared I would mess it up or that it wouldn’t look right. But I am so happy with how this turned out and I’m so glad I finally did it. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. If you’ve been hesitant about trying this out for the same reasons, hopefully this will give you the motivation and encouragement to just do it.

What you need:

1x6x6 wood board
Wood stain (I used Minwax in Espresso 273)
Printed Numbers 1-6 (You can print them out below!)
Tape measure


First, you need to stain your board.  I wanted the board to be dark, so I chose Espresso from Minwax. I just rubbed the stain on with an old rag and let it dry. If you want yours darker you can leave the stain on longer.

Next, take your tape measure and mark a line at every inch with a pencil.

Make every 3rd line 2 inches long with your ruler. Make all the other lines just one inch long.

Go over your pencil marks with a sharpie

I followed the directions and got my free downloadable numbers from this blog 

I printed out the numbers, cut them out, and then drew over the numbers on the back side of the paper with pencil.

Then, I positioned number 1 onto the wood right side up on the 2nd 2″ line. I traced the outline with pencil, removed the number and was left with a faint stencil that I traced over with pencil to make darker.

I then took my sharpie and traced over the pencil marks and colored in the numbers.

For number 2-6, skip three 2″ marks and draw the numbers on each 4th 2″ mark

Hang your DIY Growth Chart 6″ off the floor and affix it with ribbon or a sawtooth hanger to hang it onto the wall.

This would make a great present for baby showers and birthdays! I know this project is very popular and I’m wondering, have you made this project yet?


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