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! :)

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

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


Or roll it up if she needs to save space.


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}


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…


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.


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

Linking up here this week!


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 @

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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