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DIY Wall Ruler

DIY Wall Ruler

diy wall ruler mid century farmhouse craft room with persian rug and desk

Looking for some fun farmhouse decor that will make a statement and help you keep track of your littles’ growth? This DIY wall ruler has got you covered. Easy and low-cost, this project from Holly’s Mid Century farmhouse will only take the afternoon. Let’s get started!

Dark brown wall ruler
Hang up your wall ruler, or simply prop it up on the floor, as Vinyl Paper Cuts Blog did here.

What You’ll Need:

  • Wood board (6 or 8 inches x 6 ½ feet)
  • Sand paper
  • Wood stain of choice
  • Number stencils or printed number outlines
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Black acrylic paint or paint pen
Roll up wall ruler
One variation to the traditional wall ruler would be to make a hanging piece with vinyl or thick card stock like this one from Mia and Stitch.

What You’ll Do:

1. Sand and stain the board to your desired smoothness and color. If you want the board to have a worn look, sand it a bit after staining.

2. Decide how high you want to hang the ruler. This will help you decide where to start your marks. For example, if you want to hang it 6 inches from the ground, your first mark will be for inch 7.

3. Using a ruler, mark the board every inch with a pencil. Starting at inch 12, mark every 6 inches thicker and longer.

4. Go back over the pencil marks with a paint pen or thin black acrylic paint.

5. Next to the first longer mark (inch 12), tape the #1 stencil in place or trace the outline with a pencil. Paint in the number 1 with the black paint, which will represent foot 1. Repeat this for every other larger mark to indicate the feet.

See Also
A baby pink scarf being knit with a knittign needle and a cup of coffee beside a sprig of lavender

6. Hang and enjoy your DIY wall ruler!


If you want more DIY projects, check out these DIY pallet wood projects! And of course, don’t forget to follow us on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest to get your daily dose of farmhouse inspiration! 

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