December 13, 2010 at 6:33 am 4 comments

I saw this silhouette from West Elm and loved the graphic nature of it, but thought they would be cooler if the silhouettes were of people I knew. Even more specifically, my kids!

What you’ll need:


Paint or spraypaint

digital pictures



mod podge


I scrolled through my pictures and found all of the full bodied pictures I could find.

I printed them in random sizes between 4×6 and 8×10 onto white cardstock.

Picture quality doesn’t matter for this project!

Using various scissors, large and small, carefully cut around subject.

As you can see printing pictures out on cardstock prevents seeing the ink on the backside.

After I was done cutting out all the figures, I spray painted a 16×20 canvas black.

When the paint was thoroughly dry, I decoupaged the cutouts to the canvas.


(Piper Ann)


I plan on getting some open back frames and painting them green.


Entry filed under: Crafts, Decorating.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sabrina  |  December 13, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Most impressive work yet! Absolutely adore these.

  • 2. Colleen Wold  |  December 13, 2010 at 10:19 am

    What a cute idea, Olivia! These would make great gifts for grandparents and of course are just cute to hang in your own home! I’d really like to try this!

  • 3. Nicole  |  December 13, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    first of all, LOVE these!

    and, um, secondly? i just saw you on one pretty thing!! good for you! 🙂

  • 4. Deanna  |  December 14, 2010 at 3:42 pm



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