Today as part of The SIT’s girls day 4 challenge we are supposed to share with our readers a fall craft or an autumn recipe. Today, I’m going to share a fall craft idea with you!
I started this apple growth chart back when daughter started Preschool at age 3 – this year she entered into the First Grade. She will eventually outgrow this ruler by the time she hits middle school but it’s definitely a keepsake she can use when she has children one day.
Pine board – I purchased mine at home depot for under 9.00
Yellow spray paint
Gold Spray Paint
Black Sharpie Marker or Black Paint and fine tip paint brush
Apple Stencils – or Stencil of your choice. I chose apples and I used my cricut machine to cut out the apples
All I did to my board is cut it to work with my front door – so size will vary as to how tall you want your growth chart to be.
I bought yellow spray paint and painted the front of my board and my sides yellow. I let it dry completely and then I did a second coat.
After the board dries you will need to use your ruler to start marking off your inches and 1/2 inches. I counted by 2’s on my board – this takes some time so be patient! I ended up just using a black sharpie marker to mark my lines off – first I did it in pencil and went back over with the marker
STENCIL- Numbers and Apples
Sorry, I have no pictures of the actual stenciling of the numbers and apples but all I did was I created a stencil using my cricut for numbers and my apples. I traced the numbers in pencil first and then went back and filled in with the sharpie marker. The apples I sponged on using my stencil and just random spaced the apples on the growth chart. Once the board was dry my husband drilled a screw in the back so I could hang it on the front door hook.
Using the Gold Spray paint – You will use this to create the ruler edge at the top and the bottom of the ruler. I used painters tape to help create the straight edge line for my gold spray paint.
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