Creative wall sticker: DIY height chart for your children's room

This creative wall sticker will grow with your child and end up telling its very own childhood story after a while.
The creative height chart for your children's room

  • Difficulty
    easy
  • Cost
    < 25 £
  • Duration
    1-3 h

Introduction

How about a tree, a flower or even a rocket? If you want more than just a simple line on the door frame, you can monitor your kid’s growth in a much more unique way. These imaginatively designed wall stickers make it fun to marvel every day at the stages of your child’s growth. After a bit of handy craft work, all you need is an easy-to-operate laser measure to record your child’s current height to the millimetre in no time.

You need
Utilities
  • glue stick
  • pen or pencil for transferring to the felt
  • scissors for cutting out the felt
  • squeegee for applying the felt to the wall
Materials
  • Self-adhesive felt in various different colours; length: 120cm, width: 180 cm
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Step 1 5

Cutting out the template

Cutting out the template together.
First you have to cut out the template

You need: glue stick

Before you get started, first pick out one of the templates, download it here and print it out. Cut the individual DIN A4 pages but leave the right-hand margin and the upper white margin in each printout. They will be used as adhesive strips. Coat the margins using the glue stick and then glue together the pages on the right-hand and top margins according to their numbering system. Now cut off all white areas so that only the grey design is left.

Tip
TIP
For increased stability, print the template on thicker paper (100 g/m²).
Step 2 5

Transferring the outline onto the felt

Transferring the outline onto the felt.
Transfer the outline onto the felt

You need: pen or pencil for transferring to the felt

The next step is to lay out the self-adhesive felt on a large table or on the floor. Make sure that the side with the peel-off film is on the top. Place the template you made in step 1 on the film and trace the edges with a pen or pencil to transfer the design onto the felt.

Tip
HINT
To create a unique look, transfer the tree leaves, which will be used as growth markers, onto different-coloured felt.
Step 3 5

Cutting out the motif

Cutting out the motif.
In the next step, you cut out the motif for the height chart

You need: scissors for cutting out the felt

Now it’s time to divide up the work. While mum and dad cut the large basic design out of the felt, the kids help to cut out the leaves which can be used for marking the different stages of growth and for decorating the tree.

Step 4 5

Fitting the height chart

Fitting the height chart.
Now you fit the height chart to the wall

Almost done. To keep a record of childhood stories, first affix the cut-out felt design to the wall. To do so, hold the felt up with the adhesive film facing the wall and slowly apply the adhesive film from the bottom upwards. Smooth down the felt bit by bit with a squeegee to ensure that it is applied neatly to the wall.

Step 5 5

Measuring

Measuring your children's height with the leasure measure Zamo from Bosch and your new DIY height chart.
Finally, you can measure your children's height with the Bosch laser measure Zamo and your DIY height chart
Measuring your children's height with the Bosch leasure measure Zamo.
Place a book on your children's head to get an even more precise measuring result

You need: Laser measure

How big am I? To obtain an exact measuring result, simply place a book above your child’s head, place the Zamo laser measure from Bosch against the wall at the bottom of the book, hold it steady and press the button to measure.

Write the size and date shown on the display on one of the prepared leaves and glue it to the corresponding position on the tree. If you want, you can also fill the leaves with little keywords specifying the important events in that growth phase. This creative wall sticker will then grow with your child and end up telling its very own story of the childhood after a while.