Burlap Growth Chart

May 24, 2012 4 Comments | Disclosure

{Pin This}

{Supplies}

-Burlap (.99 a yard at Hobby Lobby) {Burlap on Amazon}
-Permanent marker
-Number stencil (4.99 at Hobby Lobby) {Stencil Numbers on Amazon}
-Line stencil (6.99 at Hobby Lobby)
-Measuring tape or ruler

When I fist joined pinterest I saw the cutest growth chart, but was more than I wanted to spent. I kept it in the back of my mind and later came across this chart, I fell in love! I was on the hunt for some burlap just like the blogger used; however, I had no luck, until last week! I went to Hobby Lobby to get some craft supplies and there is was just staring at me! I shrieked and grabbed the whole spool of burlap. I quickly looked at the price, .99!! even better! I bought a few yards and decided I could now make my own chart for a few dollars (it is found in the section where piping is found-also near the reupholstering fabrics). I picked up some templates in the scrapbook section.

I started out by laying my sewing ruler next to my burlap, since the burlap was on a spool it wouldn’t lay flat so I taped it to my counter. Next to it I also taped my measuring tape

 

I marked every foot first with a large mark

I used the larger numbers for the foot marks

I simply placed the template on the burlap and took my marker and filled in the numbers on my burlap

I fell in love with it even more when I could see all the cute numbers! Next, I marked every inch. I used a smaller mark

My little girl is really little so when I start measuring her (I will begin when she is 1) I will use these cute safety pins I found at Micahels for $3.99 to mark on a little tag. Ill put her initials, date and age

To hook this on my wall I took a small nail at nailed it to the top and bottom of the chart. It is so small that I can just set the burlap right on it and it sinks through, because my baseboard are high when I measure my kids ill have to have a lower nail to hook the chart onto to drop it to the floor and get an accurate measurement

I am excited to have this full when my kids are grown up. Such a cute memory to have and the best part is that I can take it with me when and if we ever move

Comments

  1. Lauralee says:

    What a great idea! I really like that burlap…just wish we had a hobby lobby here.

    • Joann’s has it and so does Walmart. It is cheaper at Joann’s than Hobby Lobby too. Walmart is the most expensive. Try looking under Jute Webbing as that is it’s specific name.

  2. Love it! I have been wanting to make something like this for a while. Need to find some burlap like that. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I think if you look for Jute webbing on Amazon instead of burlap, you’ll get better results. There’s some for $1.45 per yard, but you have to get ten yards. Here’s what I found: http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=jute%20webbing&linkCode=ur2&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ajute%20webbing&sprefix=jute%20web%2Caps%2C263&tag=fabulfruga-20&url=search-alias%3Daps

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