DIY Height Ruler
When I was putting together Mae’s Nursery I loved to explore Hobby Lobby to check out there nursery décor. They always had things I want to buy so idea that I could make! One item I loved was the height ruler/charts. They are a super cute and usable decoration for the nursery! The chart they sold were gray with pink numbers which did not match the look I was going for and they were only 5ft tall (I’m 5’11” and Gabe 6’5”). Since this was something I plan to keep and mark everyone’s height on, I decided to make my own!
This project I very easy and can be finished in a day! Total Cost (if you have some craft materials), was $5.
► 1 in. x 5.5 in. x 6 ft Pine Board
► Black Paint
► Weathered Oak Minwax Stain
► Number Stencils or Print outs
► Sharpie Paint Pen (Black)
► Sawtooth Hooks (optional)
► Duralast Satin finishing coat
► Tape Measure
► Paint Brush
► Hand Sander
► Drill (optional)
1 Sand the Pine Board to smooth the edges as well as the top
2 Stain the entire board in the color you prefer
3 Once dry measure up 6 in. from the bottom of the board and mark it (You will be hanging the board on the wall so you need to hang it 4 in. from the floor). Measure up 12” from each new mark and make a new one till you reach the end of the board. You can go through and mark the board at every 3” as well.
4 Use the letter stencils/ print outs and outline the appropriate numbers by each mark
5 Go over each of the outlines with the sharpie marker to get all of the details perfect then paint the inside of the numbers with black paint.
6 Using the Sharpie Paint Marker and go over all of the Marks you made earlier making the 12 in. marks the longest and the 3 in. marks the shortest.
7 Once dry you can go over the piece with a sander to give it a weathered look or just place a finishing coat over top.
8 Once dry either hammer in the sawtooth hooks or drill hole to nail directly into the wall!