Friday, June 22, 2012

Silhouettes + Another Finished Wall

What you need:

♥ 5 x 7 photo {stand in front of a bright window + don't close your mouth all the way}
 Specialty paper {we got these from a book on sale at Wal-mart for $2.50}
 White + Black paper {white: computer paper; black: Michael's 48¢}
 X-acto knife
 Frame {this 8 x 10 was $4 at Wal-Mart}
 Scotch tape

What to do:

 Tape the photo to a black piece of paper with the photo on top.
 Using an X-acto knife with a new blade, cut around the edges while pressing hard so it goes through both. {don't forget to add detail like the eyelashes, and definition in the hair}
 Cut an oval shape out of the specialty paper. {we used an oval matte as a template from Michael's for $2.50}
 Tape a piece of computer paper behind the specialty paper, tape the silhouette on the white paper inside the oval, and frame that bad boy up!

This was a fun + inexpensive project. I'm definitely thinking of doing these as gifts, because they are so personal. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend :)


  1. oh these are such a cute idea!! thanks for sharing

  2. Totally cute! I love them!

    Christen :>

    1. Thank you :) I've been wanting to do these forever.

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    1. You're so sweet! It was a fun little project :)

  4. Wow! What a cheap fun craft! I'm def getting the hubby in on this one, it'll be really fun to get different coloraid paper and patterns to play around with, thanks for sharing!

    1. I love how inexpensive it was! Let me know if you do it. I would love to see :)

  5. We were just thinking of doing this after going to a museum where they had a silhouette station for kids that we took over for a bit. Thanks for the steps :)