17 Aug

When I was planning our wedding, I loved all the silhouettes that I saw, but they didn’t really go with the theme of our wedding so I wasn’t able to use them.  But now, I am loving the idea of using silhouettes in our house.  How sweet would they be in the hallway like this:


Or, in a nursery?


Well, luckily Simply Modern Mom did a tutorial on how to make your very own silhouettes.  Here’s what you need:

  • 11 x 14 inch frames
  • profile photos of each person
  • black marker
  • scissors
  • white color pencil
  • black cardstock
  • quarter fabric or scraps that are at least 14 x 17 inches
  • 11 x 14 inch canvas panels
  • Mod Podge
  • sponge brush (to apply mod podge)
  • glue gun

    First, take a profile photo of everyone you want to make a silhouette of and print them out in the size you want them.  Then, you can darken the face with your marker so you can see what the silhouette will look like and cut them out.

    Then, use your white pencil to trace the cutouts onto black cardstock.  Make sure you trace them in the opposite direction you want them to face (s0 that your tracing won’t show up).  Cut them out. 

    Then, with the fabric wrong side up, put the canvas panel in the middle of the fabric and leave a 1 1/2-inch excess all the way around. Use a glue gun to glue the excess fabric in place.  And, mod podge the silhouettes onto the fabric.  Use something (hands, tools, whatever) to get rid of any bubbles and lay a book or something heavy on top of it to keep the silhouette flat and in place. 

    Let it completely dry before putting it in the frame and you’re done!!

    How would you use the silhouettes?

    5 Responses to “Silhouettes”

    1. Serena 08/17/2010 at 10:47 pm #

      These are great!!

    2. Mina 08/18/2010 at 8:45 am #

      you find the coolest DIY projects! i would definitely do the pugs.

      • kelsey@mintedlife 08/18/2010 at 8:47 am #

        That’s exactly what I was thinking! I want to do Molly and Belle!

    3. Joy @ HowJoyful 08/23/2010 at 10:11 pm #

      This are so cute! you did a great job!

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