I’m trying to be crafty. Crafty in a way that I’m not just making stuff for the sake of having something to do, but something that is fun, cool and useful. I ran into this idea on Ucreate — it’s a height board that you can mark off how tall a child is at different stages of their life.
Looked fun. Looked useful. So I asked my sister for permission to make 1 for each of her children. Since Cooper’s 4th birthday is coming up tomorrow, I made his first. Kind of as a trial run. See how it turned out! You can see the tutorial here.
I did some things a little differently. My notes:
- I didn’t like the idea of an ink pad to mark their height. Made the project more complicated than it needed to be. And makes marking their height more messy. So, I forgoed that part and just put a star on top.
- I tried to put his name on top, but it just wasn’t working out. None of the letters I could find would fit up there. I need a better solution when I go to do Camry’s.
- I didn’t paint numbers inside of the markers. I don’t have that steady of a hand (remember…I’m new to being crafty). So I just used scrapbook stickers on the side. Worked great.
- I got the board from Home Depot and they cut it down for me. For free. But I had to paint it. So, I went to their paint section and they have an “Oops” section, where they have paint that got returned or wasn’t the right color or was a sample. For 50 cents, I picked up a little sample that worked fabulously for several projects that I’m working on. 50 cents!
- Make sure you pick markers that will grow with them. I found cute markers for little boys, but Cooper will have this when he’s 12 and those markers might not be so good then.
I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out!