With several of my friends expecting little ones in the upcoming months, I’ve been on the lookout for unique baby gifts – something other than a frame or onesie that new moms get a zillion of. Earlier this week, I spotted some adorable canvas growth rulers at Hobby Lobby that come in light blue or light pink with ivory dots. And the price is great – only $6.99 each (just a little over $4 with the weekly 40% off coupon!).
The perfect find for a baby gift basket! The growth charts would look adorable hung up in the nursery and, as a sentimental mom, I think it would be such a nice keepsake to pass down to your child once they have their own kids so that the next generation can see how they measure up to mom or dad! Also, with so many families moving at some point when their children are young, it’s great that this is something that can move right along with you (unlike those pencil marks on the inside of doors that many of our parents used for keeping track of our growth!). After finding this cute canvas growth ruler at Hobby Lobby, I did some searching for other decorative growth chart options and found some absolutely adorable ones to share with you! Two of my favorites are Dear Lillie’s hand-stenciled Oversized Ruler Growth Chart in ivory
and a hand-stained version of it:
These rulers are normally $74.95 but at the time of this post, Dear Lillie has a batch that are discounted to $49.95 due to imperfections. The great thing about the Dear Lillie rulers is that have a classic design so you aren’t limited to using them in your child’s room – they can also be used as wall decor in other spaces such as your family room or kitchen.
A similar Ruler Growth Chart ($70.00) is sold by Etsy shop One Little Belt, which offers personalization with your family or child’s name for an extra $10:
For those of you who prefer a more modern design, there are several adorable growth chart options available through Etsy such as this Watch Me Grow Giraffes Modern Growth Chart ($35)
For a more traditional little girl design, Pottery Barn Kids’ linen Tree Growth Chart ($39) is adorable:
as is Etsy shop Buzy Lil Bee’s Coco Dot Growth Chart ($50), which is hand painted on canvas and personalized with your child’s name. The colors can be customized to match your child’s bedding or other room décor:
Would you love to have a decorative growth chart but find that most of them are out of your budget? I’ve got a few DIY options for you such as 517 Creations’ DIY Ruler Growth Chart (click here for the tutorial):
I’ve also fallen in love with WhipperBerry’s DIY Growth Chart Kit, which Heather created with inexpensive jute webbing. She cleverly uses decorative tags and safety pins to mark growth milestones (click here to see Heather’s growth chart tutorial):
I love how Heather rolled her DIY growth chart into a compact size and packaged it in a fun box with the tags and pins – it would make a fabulous baby gift for new parents or a cherished keepsake for your own child:
I wish that I had growth charts such as these when my girls were little – sadly, they’re getting too close to the 5′ mark to justify getting one now. At least I can have the fun of giving them as gifts 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!