I've been so excited to show you guys what I did over the weekend!
I was brainstorming on a gift to do for a 1 year old and thought this would be perfect.
and it doesn't hurt that i made this for free!
I had all the supplies on hand. I even found that piece of wood out of a "free wood" pile in town.
it's your lucky day because i'm going to show you how I made it :)
I started with a piece of wood, sanded down and ready to be painted.
I used "Smoke Gray" by Krylon.
Next I took an old Cricut cutting mat and taped on a chevron patterned that I got HERE.
I used my pink box cutter and cut out the design. I initially was going to cut out lots of rows but that sucker was a big fat pain to cut so I stuck with 1 row.
I just eye balled it down the board until I covered the whole thing.
Of course, it started raining while I was doing this so I brought it inside to let it dry...
Next stage was cutting out numbers and marks for each inch. I used my eCraft to cut them out. You can see the demo I posted a few days ago on how I did that HERE.
I used a ruler to measure and mark the inch marks.
I started the ruler at 1 1/2 feet. Wasn't sure how tall her son was but thought that would be a safe #.
I used good ol' Modge Podge & added the feet markers like so:
Then I cut up more tick marks for the other inches.
I just started putting them on my marks.
And Walla! I love how it turned out. I am loving chevron. So hot right now...
My friend loved it, which made it all worth it.
Here it is, all wrapped and ready to go.
haa haa I used normal lined paper as wrapping for the ease of it since this is an awkward shape.
Ironically, I love how that looked :)
I think more of these are in the works for my own kids now!
I'm linking up HERE!