The art of making DIY silhouettes is a timeless and meaningful tradition. It can offer a creative touch without much effort. Here is the simplest way to bring this personal statement into your home.
This project is super easy & fun and the finished product is sentimental & beautful!
1. I took a side profile photo of each child and knowing I was going to be filling an 8×10 space in my frame I made my head image slightly smaller than the 5×7 photo I printed.
You can see I traced out the shoulders, there are a few different versions online of how you can finish the bottoms, but I kept it simple.
Make sure you use card stock, it is better for tracing because it is heavier.
2. I cut them both out.
3. Then I traced them onto a beautiful matte gray cardstock. I made them facing each other, I just like the way that looks when framed.
I used the originals as templates so I can use them again for another project.
4. I cut the silhouettes out.
5. You can use any background behind the silhouettes, paper, or fabric. I chose white linen. I like to mix in textures when I am using a neutral color scheme.
This was the cardboard that came with my frames. I just placed it on top of my fabric & gave myself an extra .5″ all the way around & cut.
6. I used spray glue to adhere the fabric to the cardboard. It’s the best! Make sure you open a window & spay away, be sure to do it evenly. Smooth out with fingers starting in the center & moving out. Then trim your edges.
Spray the back of your silhouettes and adhere them to your background. Again, smooth out starting at center & work out. Get the edges good so it looks seamless.
7. I bought frames at Home Goods for $9.00 each & spray painted the frames. You can use a flat finish or satin, I liked the finish from this brand, it’s not shiny at all.
Hi there friends!! Christmas decorating is in full swing over here and I have lots of fun and easy ideas to share. Currently I am working on my family room and tree, which I decided to go with a Norwegian vibe highlighting blues, organic elements, light wood tones and tons of texture. Every year I try to create a tree that reflects my colors and theme while keeping it family friendly.