Thursday, April 21, 2011

Finally, I made the kids Silhouettes!!

Last night I finally took the time and made the kids silhouettes. These picture frames have been hanging on my wall empty for months! And yes, one still is empty, my oldest son was at a friend's house last night, so I wasn't able to take his profile pic. When he gets home this afternoon I will make his.
So what do you think? Keep in mind, this was my first attempt at these, so I know they aren't perfect. I'm also not sure if I like the crisp white background for this room, maybe a cream would look better. What do you think? And what about the arrangement, does it work? I've struggled to find old wood oval frames over the last few years, and I think the two smaller ones still need to be replaced with larger ones, but this is what I have for now.

Here are some close ups.... This is my 7 yr old son, he wears glasses, can you tell that in the silhouette?
This is my oldest daughter... I like the way I cut her hair on the bottom instead of the flat way the others are.
And here is Mason.... very hard to get a profile pic of an active toddler!!
Here is the family room wall....

And if you are wondering how I did it... I took photos of the kids against a white background. Loaded them on my computer, then traced the images while they were on the screen with pencil and white paper. Cut out the white paper, then traced their profiles onto black card stock. Cut out the black card stock and glue sticked it on to white card stock. I'm sure this was NOT the easiest way to do this, but it worked for me :)

Have a glorious day,



  1. I absolutely love your silhouettes Tiff. I still have mine from when I was in grade school. I love the frames your chose for them as well. I think you should do one of you and your hubby in a frame together. Place it in the center with the kids all around it.
    Have a special Easter Tiff.

  2. Oh I love the silhouettes. I have been wanting to do them of my kids too. You have just inspired me! Thanks! SUE

  3. I think you did a great job! They turned out really good! Thanks for sharing how you made them ~ I've thought about making one of my son but wasn't sure how ~now I can try it! They are absolutely wonderful!

  4. I think they're great and I agree I like the hair line of your older daughter's. Yes, you can see the glasses, and I love them. Nicely done!

  5. I've been wanting to do this with my grandkids for some time now, maybe on Easter I can get them to sit still long enough....before the candy! lol I love them all, and would agree, a cream color background would look better, for mine anyway. Thanks!!

  6. You did a great job and I love the whole wall display. It looks fantastic.

  7. They are awesome! I might change it to the cream, like you said. It might go better with the prim look of the room. You did a fabulous job! They make a special display there!


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