I always wanted something to measure the kids height on as the grew up but was hesitant to write on a door frame because we aren't going to be living here forever. That is why once I saw this ruler growth chart I knew I had to make one for my family. I went out and bought the wood that very same day then I stained it and finished everything else while watching tv the next day. The kids love it and have spent time measuring how tall their stuffed animals are. This is one thing that I think I will keep for a really really long time!
A 1" by 8" by 6' board ($7 lowes)
Stain (already had it)
Sharpie (already had it)
Sawtooth picture hanger hook ($.99 walmart)
Krylon Clear Glaze ($3 walmart)
1) Stain your wood. I first used a light stain but didn't like it so I went over it with a darker stain purposely making streaks so it looked more aged how I wanted it.
(I took it back down so I could get a pic)
Have fun crafting!