Growing up, my parents had a makeshift growth chart on the inside door frame of our kitchen pantry. Nothing fancy, just pencil marks and dates. Naturally I want to do this for L. Since we have yet to find our forever home, I wanted to make something portable. Plus we don’t even have a pantry in our current house. I thought something like this would be perfect for L’s room since she has a few burlap/grass cloth accents in there already. Also the miles of webbing from the fabulous BurlapFabric.com were itching for a project.
2.5 yards of webbing or burlap ribbon (I’m using webbing with purple stripe from burlapfabric.com)
Sharpies (fine and regular tip)
2″ number stencil
12″ Jute or ribbon
Line up the webbing with the measuring tape. Be sure to trim the edge so it’s straight. You can also use some painter’s tape to hold the burlap in place.
Draw a hash mark at every inch with a Sharpie. I made the dashes longer at every ½ foot and longest at every foot mark.
*I messed up the hash marks the first time. I made every 5 inches longer instead of 6 (notice in the above right picture). Womp! Luckily, the webbing was two sided. I flipped it over and restarted. Don’t make the same mistake I did!
Stencil on the numbers. I used a fine tip Sharpie to outline the stencil first then filled in with a regular Sharpie.
Fold the excess webbing to the back. Trim it if you have more than 3-4 inches hanging. Use safety pins or stitch the folded over material in place, creating a loop.
Thread a piece of jute or ribbon through the loop.
Some the burlap growth charts on Etsy come with small gift tags or key tags to record height. I found these small wooden scrapbook sticker flags at Joann’s. I think they go nicely with the burlap and jute.
I love how it turned out. Now if only L would stand still long enough for me to measure her. My only complaint is that it did make her room smell like burlap after it was hung. But if you happen to LOVE the smell of burlap (ahem Grace) you may not even noticed it.
Stay tuned for many more burlap projects. In the meantime, share with us what gorgeous/clever burlap creations you have pinned lately.
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Have you guys seen Pottery Barn’s patriotic decor yet? As usual, it’s on point. If you can’t wait for the patriotic burlap banner Pottery Barn features to go on sale, you can make one yourself for less than the cost of shipping!Seriously.
This is a cheap and easy project, with which my oldest kiddo helped me. It took me less than 30 minutes to imitate Pottery Barn’s Patriotic Burlap Banner (I still don’t know if this is considered bunting–what’s the consensus on this matter?).
What You’ll Need to make a Pottery Barn inspired Patriotic Burlap Banner:
- Paint, Paintbrushes, Scissors, Twine/Jute, Hot Glue and Gun
Every once in a while, I have what I consider million dollar ideas. Generally, they are either not worthy of a million dollars or have already been done. My latest idea for burlap basket liners is definitely worth a million dollars (helllllo, it’s burlap we are talking about), but I am sure it has been done before.
The other day as I was strolling the aisles of Lowe’s, I happened upon the hanging planter baskets. Coconut basket liners are not expensive, but they aren’t cheap. In fact, the liners are almost the same price as the baskets themselves. It was then after holding a coconut liner in my hand for entirely too long (this is why my husband does not like to shop with me), I thought that a burlap basket liner would work perfectly.
What You’ll Need:
- Burlap— I got my burlap from burlapfabric.com– it’s a steal for 5 yards of burlap for less than $7. Seriously, I will not get burlap anywhere else. The prices are ridiculously good and the shipping is fast!
-Diapers (yup, diapers).
What You’ll Do:
- Place your hanging basket on the burlap.
- Cut a piece of burlap that is larger than the circumference of your basket.
- Place the burlap in the basket (like when you put a napkin in a bowl before putting snacks in)
- Put another piece of burlap in the basket (I just used some scraps) to help reinforce the liner.
- Cut two diapers in half.
-Place three of the halves (moisture absorbing side up) in the bottom of the basket.