Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hand Cut Silhouettes

Framed silhouettes make for fun, yet elegant decor.  I don't have a fancy die cut machine for my computer, so I thought that I couldn't make silhouettes of my kids.  Then I had an idea!  First I took profile pictures of my boys.  Then I blew their images up as large as I could to fit on an 8x10 page.  After I printed their pictures I cut around their side profiles very carefully.  (Of course, they both have goofy expressions!)

Then I traced the profiles on black card stock and cut those out.  Voila...silhouettes!  I matted them on white 8x10 card stock and framed them in inexpensive black frames.  Peyton looks very serious, but Daulton has such a devilish grin!

I love them on a small corner of my kitchen wall.

Linking to:
Tip Junkie handmade projects

2 comments:

  1. What a great idea on how to make these.

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  2. Those turned out so cute! I'll have to try it! And your etsy shop is so great! You are very talented! :)

    I'm stopping by from This Crazy Blessed Life. :)

    Natalie from
    NatSprat.blogspot.com

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