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Children’s Growth Chart Ruler Idea: Brilliant Tree Hack

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

A children's growth chart with a shelf and plants above it to make it look like a tree

There are a lot of children’s growth chart ideas out there but here’s a simple hack to take yours to the next level.

Easily transform your kids growth chart/height board into a tree with only a shelf and some plants.

What You Need:

  • A growth chart. You can buy one or get crafty and make it yourself (easy DIY instructions below). Tip: Brown is a good option because it looks the most tree-like.

  • A floating shelf. I recommend one that matches your growth chart.

  • Plants.


  • Install the shelf directly above the measuring chart.

  • Decorate with plants and voila!

How to Make an Easy DIY Growth Chart:

Photos of the various stages of building your own growth chart for children

Step 1: Find a flat board that’s your preferred height. I bought this one from Home Depot.

Step 2: Prep the board. I sanded this one smooth and stained it grey.

Step 3: Add the measurement ticks and numbers. I drew these on with pencil first before painting with white acrylic paint. I also used stencils for the numbers but you could screw in house numbers, use decals, draw it on with a sharpie, whatever you’d like!

Now you're ready to finish it off and turn your child(ren)'s growth chart into a tree! Enjoy watching your plants and family grow over the years but as they say, don't blink.

A children's measurement board with plants at the top to make it look like a tree

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About the Author

My name is Michelle Alexander and I'm a Canadian artist with a sweet tooth. I started MishiMoooDesigns in 2020 and specialize in combining my love for junk food with everyday objects in unusual and often 'punny' ways. If this sounds interesting to you, I'd love for you to check out my Gallery and/or follow me on Instagram @MishiMoooDesigns.

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