Ginger Snap Crafts: Jumbo Growth Chart {tutorial}

Jumbo Growth Chart {tutorial}

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Hello! I’ve got to make this quick! ha! We are just about to head out the door for our stake fill the temple day. You can find out more about temples & what I believe {HERE}. Annnnd my sister just texted me last night that she is coming to visit me! Eek! I am so excited! So we have a super fun weekend planned! I hope you do, too! Buuuuut before we go I wanted to share this easy Jumbo Growth Chart tutorial with you. Enjoy! :) Jumbo Growth Chart tutorial

This project is super easy! First, I sanded my board (a 1x8 cut down to 6 feet long).

500 growth chart

Then I gave it a nice coat of black chalky finish paint from DecoArt.

500 chalky finish

Let it dry.

500 making a growth chart

Then I applied my vinyl lettering. I used a yardstick & a pencil to make sure my lines were in the right spot! I got my growth chart vinyl from Robyn at Create It. Go. She used to run an Etsy shop. Etsy is a great place to look for vinyl lettering by the way. If you own a Silhouette or Cricut you could cut your own vinyl. Where the Smiles Have Been has a cute growth chart cut file over on her blog. You can snag that right {HERE}.

500 growth chart

Be patient with this part. It takes a little while to get all your lines just right. ;)

growth chart 1

500 growth chart numbers

I’ve shared this stenciling technique before, & I still swear by it! It works amazing every.single.time. After all your vinyl is in place….break out some Decoupage or Mod Podge in matte & a foam brush.

500 growth chart decoupage

Put a generous layer right over your vinyl, & then let it dry.

500 growth chart 6

Next, I gave my board 2 good coats of chalky finish paint. Then I let it dry.

500 growth chart chalky finish

Then remove your vinyl lettering. See those perfectly stenciled lines. Aaaahh! ;)

growth chart vinyl stencil

It was a little two perfect. ;) So I slightly distressed the whole board with sandpaper.

500 growth chart distress

I wiped off the excess dust, and I was done. I kind of love it!

growth chart at

You can see how we made our shelf & coat rack right {HERE}.

DIY Shelf & Coat Rack at #DIY #shelf

I hope you all have a great weekend!
If you try this project, let me know how it goes. :) Jumbo Growth Chart tutorial

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


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