DIY Ruler Growth Chart

DIY Ruler Growth Chart


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 more obsolete by the day!  But it doesn’t have to be with this DIY Ruler Growth Chart!

DIY Ruler Growth Chart - Staining

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.

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.

Aside from being functional, it makes for a great wall decor and conversation piece.

Here’s a great way to keep right on recording those milestones right up to adulthood and beyond.

Is this going to be 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 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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