Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Growth Chart

I have been dying to try something with vinyl.
I see stuff online all the time and I could very well get carried away and cover my entire house with it.... of course if the hubby let me.

I ordered me some vinyl from Expressions Vinyl along with some extra cutting mats and a spatula. They have GREAT prices people, check them out!

I started simple since it was my first time afterall.
I have a wall in my kitchen where I would mark the kids height and I just loved it. Reminded me of my grandmas house growing up and all the marks on the wall in the kitchen.
Of course, were in the middle of slowly, very slowly redoing out kitchen so when it was time to paint I had to do something to save all the measurements.

I took out my cricut and my roll of black vinyl that I got from Expressions Vinyl.

I cut out numbers 1 through 6 and used my handy dandy spatula tool I also got from Expression Vinyl.

It was so super easy to use, I couldnt belive I didnt start cutting out lables for everything in my house. I got out a piece of wood I picked up from Home Depot for about $4 and spray painted it white that I already had in my cabinet.

I carefully measured out every inch and put my vinyl cut out numbers at each foot.
Then I marked and transfered the measurements that I already had on the wall.
I asked the hubby to help me screw the piece of wood into the wall and tada here is our new growth chart!

Right next to my magnetic pantry door!

Please excuse the bright flash the pix was take at 6:30 in the morning and it was still a little dark inside.

Ok so wanna good laugh???
Gotta be me I tell you!

So when I measured it up on the wall I didnt quite get a good measurement apparently because its all OFF!!! You have to add an inch to what you see on the growth chart.
I'm so totally bummed!
But not bummed enought to do it all over again!

Anyways, this is just the first of many more vinyl project to come.
Working with vinyl was way easier than I expected and if you order from Expression its way cheap too!
So please check them out and tell me what vinyl project you wanna do!

I'm linking up {HERE}


Jessica said...

Looks great, I'm jealous of all you people that have the Cricuts! I need to get a growth chart started and put up before my kids are both 6' tall.

Melissa said...

super cute idea! I want a cricut!

Angee said...

What a great project. I'm jealous you have a circut. I just did a project with scrapbook letters. Visiting from Sugar and Dots.

vanina said...

I am jealous too. Great idea! I found you at the Shabby link party.

Tracy @ CraftJunkieToo.com said...

I'm so happy I found your blog through Kara's linky party today. :)
I'd like to invite you to share your creations sometime at my weekly linking party as well. I am really trying to grow my party to include lots of creative projects just like this one. Thanks for the consideration and here is the direct link if you'd like to check it out :). ~ Tracy
T.G.I.F. Linky Party

Christina said...

Great job! I love growth charts ... and this one is so cute :)

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

It's an adorable idea...and one you could take with you when and if you move. As far as being an inch off......I'm quite sure that would be me too.

I'm your newest follower.

Katie said...

Love your growth chart even if it is off... :)

Thanks for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy last week! Hope you'll join us tomorrow and link up!


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