How To Make a Modern Silhouette

{I’m re-posting this project from last year for Mother’s Day! This is a fabulous gift for anyone who’s looking for something easy, crafty and personal to do last minute!}

Happy Mothers day to everyone! I made this simple silhouette of Lula for both of her grandmothers for Mothers Day. It turned out so cute that I plan on making a larger scale one for Lula’s bedroom.  Here are the instructions for making one:


Decorative paper (I just used some scrapbooking paper from Hobby Lobby)

Exacto knife or scissors
Profile photo of your child printed on cardstock
Spray adhesive
Picture frame
Black acrylic paint
Paintbrush or Sponge brush

First, I outlined the profile with a black marker, simplifying it as much as possible. Don’t forget to add in an eyelash and neck!

Next, I simply cut it out with an exacto knife.

Next, I flipped the photo over and painted the backside black.  I did about 2 coats to eliminate any streaking:

After it dried, I sprayed some spray adhesive to the back of the silhouette and attached it to the scrapbook paper.  DONE! So easy!

There are so many options and variations for this project. You could do the silhouette out of the decorative paper on a solid background. Or you could make the silhouette white on a printed background…you could probably do it on fabric, or just do the traditional black on white.

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