DIY Ruler Growth Chart


This ruler growth chart is a great reminder of your kids’ childhood and all the wonderful memories you have together. It’s a fun way to track their growth and see how much they’ve grown over the years.

One of the first things that dawn on you when you have children is just how much noisier and hectic your life has become. Often, in fact, you will daydream about how your life will be once your children grow up.

Then it happens, one day you find yourself at their high school graduation, then their college graduation, then their wedding. All this goes by in a flash and then you realize how deeply you miss the noisy, laughing children they once were.

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Kids Growth Chart, Wood Frame Fabric Canvas Height Ruler

You can draw a horizontal line on the hanging chart to record your child's growth record, for your child left growing footprint.

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08/10/2022 01:46 am GMT

We’ve all seen – and probably used, those wall growth charts that run out of space before your bub turns four!  Then you’re stuck with something that becomes obsolete by the day!  But it doesn’t have to be with this DIY Ruler Growth Chart!

You can make your own ruler growth chart that is both practical and stylish. All you need is a ruler, some paint, and a few other supplies. You can make this ruler growth chart in any colour or style that you want, so it will match your home decor perfectly.

You can also attach memorable photos of your child by the side of the ruler. Growth charts are great reminders of your kids’ childhood. We’ve seen markings made on a wall, with each child’s name scrawled on it and the date.

But we know how messy it can be over the years, especially when the younger kids come into the picture and write on EVERY available surface.

DIY Ruler Growth Chart - Staining

So this DIY Ruler Growth Chart is literally a wooden ruler that’s mounted on a wall. In our project, it’s mounted near the doorway, leaving some space beside it for pictures of your kids at various ages placed beside their corresponding height at the time.

What’s even better is that they won’t outgrow the ruler, unless, of course, they grow taller than 6 feet. By the time they grow that tall, they’re probably out of the house and on their own, or at least close to leaving the nest already.

But even if they do leave the nest, they’ll always have a ruler to come back to.

Aside from being functional, it makes for great wall decor and conversation pieces. Best of all, this DIY ruler growth chart is easy to make and is much cheaper than buying one. You can easily find all the supplies you need to make this growth chart at your local hardware store.

So, if you are looking for a unique and practical gift for a new parent, this is a great option.

Here’s a great way to keep right on recording those milestones right up to adulthood and beyond. You’ll be creating a priceless keepsake that you and your child will treasure for years to come.

So what are you waiting for? Make this Ruler Growth Chart your next DIY project. 🙂


  • 6’ long 1×10” or 1×8” Wood
  • Print of large Numbers (different fonts)
  • Print of smaller Numbers – for the ruler
  • Wood Stain
  • Clear Sealer


  • Sander
  • Tape Measure & Ruler
  • Paint Pen
  • Pen

Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You can also view the images as a slideshow if you prefer  😎

Thanks to Adventures in Decorating and Design for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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