DIY Silhouettes



Framed silhouettes are a traditional way to add some personal decor to a child’s nursery. You could spend a lot of money having one custom made, but why not just create one yourself? These are so easy to make and they can be updated every year as your child’s silhouette changes. Make one in classic black and white or use fun colors and patterns for a more modern spin to suit your decor style!

Materials Needed:

  • Photos of your child’s profile
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper for the background
  • Craft knife
  • Double-sided tape

Step One: Take a photo of your child’s profile. Using a window as the background will give the photo a lot of contrast. Print it out in black and white.

Step Two: Tape the photo on top of your cardstock using double sided tape. Use a bright color of cardstock or just the traditional black. Carefully cut around the photo with a craft knife.

Step Three: Using either double sided tape or glue, carefully adhere the cut silhouette to the background paper. This is where you can get creative by using scrapbook paper, maps, book pages or just crisp white. Have fun with it!

Step Four: Find a frame and hang to enjoy! Repeat the process every year as your child’s silhouette changes!

Megan Kapple is a blogger from Kansas City, MO, where she lives with her husband and three young daughters. She loves anything DIY and crafty and blogs about her adventures at HomemadeGinger.com.

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