I'm determined not to loose our "Growing Wall" so I have been working on creating one for Jay and Kay. But I decided it would be even more fun to SEE what they looked like at that height too. So our new birthday tradition will be to mark the growing wall and put a birthday photo in-I made places for up to 18 years old. We can take our "Growing Wall" with us when we move in a couple of months.
Below are some photos of Kay's Growing Wall. Jay's is the same, only blue wood. I'm considering doing baby #3's right now while I'm at it...I don't think I've mentioned that...but baby #3 will be here in March. And I may as well get 3 Growing Walls done now!
Here are some tips if you would like to create a Growing Wall too:
I picked up a board from the hardware store that is about 5.5" across and 5' tall. It's pretty thin...maybe half inch? We will hold it up 2 feet from the floor when measuring. It's painted with acrylic paint.
I used "Kwikits" to hold the pictures-just glued to the board. Kwikits are kind of like the photo holders you get in your wallet to hold photos. I picked these up at the scrapbook store and then cut them apart and glued them where I wanted them.
The frames are "Inpirables" glued on as well. I picked these and the mini clip board holders up at a scrapbooking outlet in Utah a year ago. By the way, Utah is the scrapbooking capital of the world. So if you get to visit take advantage!
I used a silver sharpie marker to do the height lines (I penciled them first).