Under the Oak Tree with Little Acorns

*This post was Sponsored by Little Acorns, as always, all thoughts are my own. Please see my Disclaimer if you have any questions.*

Well You guys…..

I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t even go one single month. Thirty One Days, without posting a Craft Tutorial.

# C A N T S T O P W O N T S T O P

I tried hard to refine my “niche” and just focus on Style (the Platforms part) and Parenting (the Pacifiers part) but the need to Craft and Blog about it were TOO STONG for me to deny any longer!

So with that – Let’s get started!

It’s actually so funny that Little Acorns contacted me when they did, because just a few days prior I was at a friends house and she was showing me how she re-decorated her girls playroom. In it they had this piece of wood just leaning against the wall, and on it were measurements of the girls going back years! I told her how much I loved that idea, specifically because it WASN’T on a door frame or wall so that they could take it with them if/when they moved. (We are both military families – so moving is inevitable) I had it on my mind to make something like that for our home too, but was thinking “We can do it when it warms up so I can paint or stain the wood and do that part outside without freezing to death.”

Well, that didn’t happen! Little Acorns shared with me their DIY Growth Chart kit and I couldn’t wait until the weather warms up to do it!

Little Acorns makes Vinyl decals for you to make your own growth chart. Each kit comes with a custom header, tick marks for measurements and number markers. You can also get initial markers, which start from age 6 months and go all the way to 18 years.

This project was seriously so easy and it looks like we purchased it from the store! – If I do say so myself! –

Supplies:

Little Acorns DIY Growth Chart Kit

-Plank or Pieces of Wood equalling 6 feet or more (We chose to use pieces of wood so that we could take the chart apart and pack it away when we move.)

-Roller, Credit Card or Ice Scrapper

-Optional: Paint or Wood Stain

Step 1: Paint or Stain Wood (you may need to sand the rough spots) let dry completely! (overnight at least)

Thomas and I had a little helper come through while we were staining the wood.

Step 2: Map out your chart by arranging your vinyl stamps on your wood and lightly marking where to put them if you need to.

Step 3: *Your Growth Chart Kit will come with detailed instructions on this step.* Peel off the backing and carefully place the vinyl sticky side down.

Step 4: Use your roller, credit card or scrapper to completely flatten the decal and push out any air bubbles.

Step 5: Slowly peel up the remaining paper piece.

Step 6: Normally you’d be done! However we wanted something that we could take apart and pack away the next time we move, so since we used multiple pieces we had to attach them somehow.

I wanted something nautical-ish so that it would fit well in our living room, -which is nautical themed- so I used Twine.

Drill holes in the ends of your wood and use twine to tie the pieces together!

Step 7: Hang and then get to measuring your littles!

Thank you so much to Little Acorns for sponsoring this post!

I hope you enjoyed this first DIY as much as I did!

38 Comments

  1. Lauren
    January 30, 2017

    These growth charts are adorable!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
  2. Shannon
    January 30, 2017

    This is too cute! I love it! And, don’t deny the crafter inside of you, girl!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      haha I won’t anymore!

      Reply
  3. Dawn Darnell
    January 30, 2017

    Love this idea. Glad you didn’t fight your urge to post crafts. 😉

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      I won’t anymore! Releasing the Craft Queen!!

      Reply
  4. Chanel van Reenen
    January 30, 2017

    Your son is just the cutest! That little chin dimple is the best! And what a cute idea! I wish I would started this with my kids a fews years ago!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      haha Thank you Chanel! I love his dimples!

      Reply
  5. Linh
    January 30, 2017

    Oh my goodness mama – you did a fantastic job on this! I want to make one for the girls!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
  6. Kerry
    January 30, 2017

    It turned out so cute!! We made one with little acorn decals a few month ago and love it. I wish I had made it personalized with our name.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      You could always add it now!!

      Reply
  7. ashley peavey
    January 30, 2017

    This is so cute!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      Thanks so much!

      Reply
  8. That growth chart looks soooo amazing! You did such a great job! So nice that you can take it with you when you move!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      Thank you!!!

      Reply
  9. Brooke
    January 31, 2017

    That came out so cute!

    Reply
    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      Thank you!

      Reply
  10. jessica
    January 31, 2017

    I love how this turned out! Those decals really make it special.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      Yes they do! Thank you!

      Reply
  11. Rachel
    January 31, 2017

    So fun and so crafty!

    Reply
    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
  12. Jaclyn Quinones
    January 31, 2017

    this is such a cute growth ruler and DIY project! i’d love this for my littles!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      You should totally check the out! Very affordable and very easy DIY

      Reply
  13. jenny
    January 31, 2017

    These are beautiful pieces and looks great in the room.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
  14. Claire
    January 31, 2017

    This is adorable! What a great keepsake!

    Reply
    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 31, 2017

      Thank you!

      Reply
  15. Bonnie Marrow
    January 31, 2017

    That’s so cute! My friend has one of these as well in her play room

    Reply
  16. Jessica Wagner
    January 31, 2017

    What an adorable DIY! I feel like I dropped the ball with charting the kids growth (2 and 7) so I must get on this!! Plus, I love that it doubles as decor! So cute mama! XO

    Reply
  17. Erin Ruoff
    January 31, 2017

    I’ve been wanting one of these, too!

    Reply
  18. Jessica
    January 31, 2017

    This is so cool! I totally want one now. What a fun project!

    Reply
  19. livi
    January 31, 2017

    seriously, this is SO awesome. Great job girl!

    Reply
  20. Danielle
    February 1, 2017

    Oh my goodness! I’ve seen these around and love them! This is such a cute idea!!

    Reply
  21. AMY LU
    February 1, 2017

    This is such a cute idea. I love the idea of capturing so many sweet moments of my kid’s lives in one piece.

    Reply
  22. The How-to Guru
    February 1, 2017

    This product is genius. Way to go Mom on doing this because before you know it, they will be grown and you will be so glad you did!

    the How-to Guru

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  23. Shuaniqua
    February 1, 2017

    This is just to cute not to DIY! Love how this turned out and your kids are just so adorable!

    Reply
  24. Jessica (@loveyoumoretoo)
    February 2, 2017

    This is so cute! My parents would always write on the wall! This is so much better!

    Reply

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