I found the idea for a cute Portable Growth Chart at WhipperBerry. I really wanted to make some for my kids. I looked for the jute webbing at Wal-Mart and JoAnn's, with no luck.
I then tried to order off the internet to be told it was more than a month out. So, I gave up on the project. A few weeks later I wandered by the Wal-Mart fabric department and there it was!
I followed WhipperBerry's instructions, but decided to make mine 7 feet tall so that there was room for the names, grommet and 6 feet plus of measurements.
Instead of using safety pins, I removed the ring from the key tags and sewed them on with a few stitches.
You could even attach them with a stapler or cute brads.
I decided to make one for our family. I stenciled our last name at the top and bought the colored key tags at Office Max. I assigned each kid a color and wrote their name on one of their colored key tags and attached them to the top by our last name.
I love that I can fold them up and take them with us, or keep them in a box until their annual birthday measuring.
They are also very cute hanging.
I decided I wanted to keep the supplies on hand to make one more, in case we have more kids. This time I couldn't find the webbing at Wal-Mart again, but I did find it at JoAnns. Go figure...