Silhouettes are such a classic way to decorate a child’s room or nursery. Why pay for a one that’s custom made when you can just do it yourself? Make a classic black and white one or use fun colors and patterns for a more modern silhouette. The possibilities are endless! And for an even MORE updated silhouette project, check out my DIY silhouette art plates!
Easy DIY Silhouette
First, I took two profile pictures of the girls and tried to make them as contrasty as possible. Using a window as the background helps.
Then, I printed the pictures off in black and white.
I found some aqua card stock that we had on hand and taped the picture to the paper.
Using a cutting mat and an exacto knife, just simply cut around the profile. I made the eyelashes a little more pronounced, but other than that, just cut exactly around the picture.
Find a fun background and adhere the picture. I actually just used tape for now…it was hard to get them perfectly centered, so the tape helped me move it around until it was just right. After trying out a few different patterned scrapbook papers, I actually landed on an old map as my favorite.
This would also make a wonderful Mother’s or Father’s day gift!!
For more easy DIY artwork, check out these posts!
- DIY Silhouette Art Plates
- Kids Drawing Furniture Update
- Canvas Letter Art
- Found Object Painting
- Mini Animal Canvases