I have known for some time now that I wanted to have growth chart for the babies. To make the idea work for both kids we’ve opted for owl nursery decor. The idea of an old pantry door with markings running up it plotting their lives seems so homey and nice. However we rent our home and move more often than most families so having a growth chart that is packable is important.
I was inspired for this project by my desire to incorporate owls somehow into my babies new room design because I think they are adorable and have been longingly looking at them in nurseries everywhere lately.
Also, my lovely mother was in town this weekend looking for projects to tackle, so I figured I’d put her hands to work and we made these baby owl growth charts that are both adorable and easily movable.
Here is the D.I.Y. download I created for you to make your own baby owl growth chart- click the link and print out on letter size paper for a pattern template.
- Directions: Follow the template to cut out the pattern. You will need 2 coordinating colors of fabric and 2 colors of felt. You will also need a circular piece of wood to attach the owl onto- I used a circular wooden box top that I painted white, you could also use wood, cardboard, or even a plastic top painted to the color of your decor.
- Spray the pieces together with adhesive glue to make your owl. Then spray the owl onto the base board you are using.
- Cut out 5 1/2 feet of ribbon and mark off each foot from the ground up. I stamped in the numbers with a white rubber stamp to make them visible. Once it is marked attach the ribbon to the back of your board with hot glue.
- As pair these owls are exceptionally adorable, if you have more than one child try a grouping of them in similar fabrics.
Quick advice, if you want your baby’s measurements on the chart before they will stand still for you (like mine) simply use the doctors measurements and write them in.