Sunday, July 31, 2011

Silhouette Tutorial

Nope, it's not what you're thinking.  I'm not talking about the machine,
I'm talking about making silhouettes of my beautiful children

I've been wanting to make them for months, and I have been looking for inexpensive oval picture frames for months.  I wasn't able to find any in my price range.  And then, I saw this great idea over at Agape Love Designs, using silver trays from the Dollar Tree, and used her tutorial as my inspiration!
This project only cost $3!

Silhouette Tutorial
This is how I made mine

 Step One: I took a picture of each of my children
Silhouette Tutorial

Step Two: I uploaded the pictures onto my computer and opened them in Adobe Photoshop
And then I carefully deleted the background of the picture

Silhouette Tutorial

Step Three: I used the Paint Bucket Tool and colored in my daughter's silhouette in black
Silhouette Tutorial

Step Four: Then printed the pictures out and cut out each silhouette
Step Five: I took the silver Dollar Tree trays and spray painted them white
Step Six: After they dried I took my trusty Ralph Lauren glaze (that I got for a $1 a gallon) and painted it onto the edge of the trays and wiped it off with a paper towel

Silhouette Tutorial

Silhouette Tutorial

Step Seven: Then using Mod Podge I decoupaged the silhouettes onto each tray

Silhouette Tutorial
After they were dry, I glued a piece of ribbon onto the back of each tray as a hanger. 
Then hung them on the wall in my bathroom
Silhouette Tutorial
So fun and easy peasy, and I absolutely love them! 
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17 comments:

  1. Wickedly great idea! I had thought about doing just that but am kind of out of ink in my printer. I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! Link is still open.
    http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/07/wickedly-crafty-saturdays.html

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  2. What a great idea! I'm going to get my kids to take side view pictures of my grandchildren so I can do one for each of them.

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  3. They look lovely! Great idea, and for such a bargainous price!

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  4. They look beautiful!!! That was such a great idea.. nice job!

    Great blog! Maybe you can come visit me too, if you got the time, I'll have a cup of coffee waiting for you there!


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  5. That's really a cute and ingenious use of dollar store products! I just may have to try that... Thanks for sharing!

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  6. SO CUTE! I want to do this :)

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  7. These are so sweet. I love how you used Dollar Tree trays! What a great idea!
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  8. OMGsh such a great idea & memory! Can't wait to try this!!! I did one of these as a child that my mother still has. Unfortunely its just made out of paper & now very fragile & delicate. These will last forever! Thanks for the great post! I'm your newest follower from the "Made with Love" hop. Stop by my blog if you get a chance. Its still new but I've got a great start.

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  9. Cute idea. I have been wanting to do a silhouette project with my girls. I would love for you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home today and link up your plates and any other projects you would like to share. Happy Monday!!

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  10. What a great idea for the silhouettes! They look just lovely!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. this is a cute idea! i would have never guessed it would be trays!


    Come link it over at my WOOTY WOOT WOOT party!
    http://tootsiewootsieboutique.blogspot.com/2011/08/woot-woot-party-4.html

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  12. This is awesome. Can't wait to give it a try :]

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  13. What a wonderful idea! Hi, I'm following you on Wednesday Hop! http://moneysavingmimi.blogspot.com

    Have a great day

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  14. really cool idea!!!I'm following you on Wednesday Hop!

    http://fashionablehijabee.blogspot.com/

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  15. Thanks for linking this up to my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! Hope to see more from you this coming Saturday. This project was featured! Be sure to grab a button when you pop back over on 8/6/11!

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  16. Thanks for linking up to this week's Tuesday Confessional. :) You were featured, so grab a button and get your brag on!
    http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/08/few-faves-from-this-weeks-tuesday.html
    ~Macy

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  17. I really like this idea, and how you've done it. Thanks for sharing. I've posted a link to it from http://craftandkids.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/silhouette-wall-hanging.html

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