I saw a growth chart recently online that I loved. I have been meaning to make one for my kids for a few years but never knew how I wanted to do it. This was the perfect solution. Amy at www.amyscreativevinyl.com made the vinyl for the growth chart like the one I saw online. I LOVE IT!!! I got an 8″x8′ board at Lowes and had them cut it to 7′. I just found out that Lowes will cut your boards for you! Then I painted it an off white color, sanded the edges lightly, applied a thin coat of stain, and applied the vinyl. When I grew up, we marked our heights on the back of a door. When we moved we had to leave it behind. Having the growth chart on the board is great because it looks cute enough to leave out as a decoration, or if you want to put it out of sight it will easily fit into a closet, and it can go with you if you move!