Friday, September 28, 2012

Jute Growth Chart

This month marks my nephew’s first birthday! Yay! So, doing my job as a good auntie and godmother, I felt like I needed to make him something unique, that he didn’t already have. I knew my sister didn’t have a growth chart (thanks to my stealth visit to New York this summer) and I’ve always wanted to try making one, SO seven feet of jute ribbon later – woo hoo we’ve got one! :)


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{Yep, wrote those numbers in myself, by hand. No stencil. #someonePLEASEgivemeasillhouette}


I like that she can hang it up on any wall:

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Or roll it up if she needs to save space.

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And all it took was about an hour of time and love. {Coke Zero optional.}

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Dear sis, please appreciate that I HAND STITCHED that little dowel and twine onto the jute ribbon so you can hang your growth chart. Just for you. {wink}

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I think that little dowel was my favorite part – as were these cute little pins and tags I added so she can document his growth throughout the years…

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There’s even room on the back of the tags if she wants to write little anecdotes about his milestones and likes/dislikes as he grows.

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Happy Birthday sweet nephew! Here’s to many more years of love and growth in your life! Love, Auntie!

Linking up here this week!
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10 comments:

Kristine Foley said...

You are so talented girl!! Love this!

Heather Kinnaird said...

LOVE this! wish I had a little one to make this for

ramsaygrace said...

This turned out really cute, and I'm so impressed that you did the numbers by hand! I'm with you, hoping that #someonePLEASEgivemeasillhouette :-)

Amy said...

That is really cute! I love the idea of the tags.

Crafty Mischief said...

I love that you used burlap! So cute!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

Bonny Yokeley said...

What a special gift! Well, you beat this aunt in the category of gift giving. My twin nephews just turned one this month too, and I just got them store-bought books and toys. Oh well. :) I'm stopping by to thank you for playing the online Boo! game. I just joined Twitter, so I'll follow you that way.

Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.com

Kelly said...

I love this idea! So much smarter than using the wall, like we do. :) And your blog design is beautiful!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

This is the best idea EVER! So cute-- and HELLO your new blog look is KICKIN!!! Love it girl!

Bonhomie said...

i love this growth chart!!! stopped by from the "creating community" link up. new follower!

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