Saturday, July 30, 2011

Silhouette Portraits

I needed something to cozy up my downstairs hallway. I decided to give the Silhouette Portraits a try. It seemed a bit intimidating at first, but really was pretty simple. And CHEAP :)

The first thing I did was take a side profile photo of each child. I had them stand against a white cabinet so there would be a good contrast. The tricky part of this was getting the head shots about the same size since they would be hanging right next to each other. I did try a couple times before I thought they looked about right.

Next I just took the scissors and cut around their silhouettes. I then traced the paper cutout onto the back of some black vinyl I had on hand. Make sure it is facing the way you will want it when flipped. Now cut around this.

I found some black 8 x 10 frames at goodwill for $1.99 a piece. They had some bird prints in them that I didn't think I liked at the time. (They have since grown on me & are on display) Make sure the glass is nice & clean & dry before you place your vinyl. I put plain white paper as the background for each of mine.

Carefully peel your vinyl silhouette away from the backing & place it directly on the glass in your frame.

I love the way they turned out. They make the perfect addition I needed for my hallway AND make me smile everytime I walk by them.

My girl. I have seen some other silhouettes since I made mine that make the girls hair look so cute in the back. I may have to try one of those one of these days. But this is just fine for now :)

My boy. Love his puggy little nose ♥

This was a great fun Frugal project. You should give it a try!!


  1. This looks so good! I tried this last winter and it turned out awful....wish you lived closer or I would have you take the pictures for me....:)

  2. Thanks Kari :) I would definitely help if possible!!

  3. These look great. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your portraits.