I absolutely love the idea of this Ruler Growth Chart! I have had growth charts in each of my children’s rooms but have now combined them all to this lovely board. You can pick up the pine board (1″x8″x6′) at any home improvement store and then simply apply the vinyl lettering to it. The vinyl measurements go up to 6.5′ because the ruler is hung 6″ off the ground.
Now this type of paint is a little trickier than the previous stencil posts (bleach pens, regular fabric paint). I used fabric spray paint from Tulip, and I did mess up the first time, let me show you how…
Now my mistake was I was spraying the paint too close to the fabric and spraying too much!! This caused the paint to bleed outside of the edges, and not allow the font to appear clear and precise like I wanted.
By the way, all paint and bleach will bleed to the other side of the t-shirt unless you place cardboard or another thick object between layers of fabric.
This is the correct way. Here I sprayed the paint at least 10 inches from the surface, and to get the darker red, I did two coats (sprayed it again after the first layer dried). See those lines above my name? That was my error, when I cut the vinyl, I didn’t cut a big enough space around it (if you place an order for a stencil, you will have a border of at least three inches).
Using fabric spray paint was a trial-and-error process but it worked out great and now I have a team t-shirt for a mud run coming up!!
I loved being able to alert the family if my mom is having a bad day. The saying is true, “If Momma ain’t happy, then nobody happy.” These queues are essential when you know you should have done your chores a couple days ago, now today is the day to do them, before you are asked.
Just kidding, but these are always fun to play with because you can choose which parent it applies to. You could even customize them to have different children’s names, different moods, or maybe even different emotion faces.