6.24.2009

Silhouettes~


In my quest to depersonalize my house, without depersonalizing my house (remember my house staging mantra: depersonalize, do not dehumanize) I was trying to come up with a way to replace the photos of my boys in their room. Silhouettes to the rescue! I just love silhouettes...so timeless!
I have talked about easy ways to do silhouettes before, but this literally only took me 5 minutes! I simply print out photos of my boys in profile to use as templates, then placed them on top of some brown kraft paper and cut them out. That's it! I tried to get the sizes to match, but because I am not a tech-y genius, I just couldn't do it. So I opted instead for graduated sizes with Mr. One being the biggest and Mr. Three being the smallest...just like real life!

Linking to DIY day at A Soft Place to Land.


Have a great day~

33 comments:

Pam said...

What a brilliant idea! Love it!

Mrs. W said...

loving this idea! always thought you had to costum order them. thanks for sharing.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love silhouettes. I have some that my mother had done of my sister and I when we were little and I had some done of my girls when they were little. Now it is time to have my grandsons silhouettes done and this seems like a very easy way to do it. Thanks for sharing!

TheOldPostRoad said...

Thank you for the instructions!

MeganSloan said...

I was thinking about doing a silhouette of my baby girl, so now I have a great way! Thanks!!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

great idea to keep it personal while keeping it non-personal.
Thanks for the idea.
Molly

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

perfect - LOVE how easy you made it look!

kahlanne said...

What a great idea. I may just try it myself. Thanks.

Charlotte said...

i love this...i am going to have to do one too!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Fabulous idea!!

Pamela said...

What a great idea! Thanx for sharing!

Carrie said...

Over 30 years ago my mom had a silhouette done of me. I recently re-framed it and hung it in my sitting room. I love the simplicity of it. Now I am inspired to take some photos of my kids and do the same thing.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love this idea, I am definately going to have to try this with my boys. Thanks for sharing!

Shelia said...

This looks great! I too love silhouettes! I'm redoing a guest bedroom and got some freebies off the net to use!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

Oh how I love your silhouettes and I have just copied your post to my inspiration folder!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I have got to get around to making a set of those....just adorable!

The Graves' House said...

great idea. looks good for potential buyers.

Holly said...

You are too good!! I am all over this idea. It is fail proof. Way to go sista!!!

Angie said...

I need to do one on these with my son. It would be neat to do one every few years to see the changes.

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Wendy, please stop by my blog tomorrow as I finally got around to doing an article on chalkboard paint ideas and you are featured.

Thanks,

Renee

Rose Charles said...

What a great idea Wendy!

Looks fantastic :-)

Rose XXX

Kasey said...

great idea.
easy.
xo

Tiffany said...

Wow. Such a great idea and it looks so easy that I might just have to try it! Thanks for sharing a great way to get some silhouettes!

Lacy said...

Love the silhouettes on the stripe and the size difference looks like you did it on purpose!! Lovin my daily visits!!!

Ms. Tee said...

very very cute idea and different than the usual black ones! :)

Shannon said...

I love those!! Very pretty!

oh amanda said...

I have GOT to try this. Even w/o being crafty SURELY I can cut paper! I LOVE IT!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

A great idea Wendy! I am wanting to do some of these of our family for our new home. I might just enlarge my photos and try that. Love them!!

Hugs friend,
~Victoria~

Sheri said...

silhouettes are so beautiful. Why are you wanting to depersonalize? Are you selling? I'm sorry to have to ask that, I am always reading I just missed the "depersonalize" statement somewhere. I'll go look around.

Its So Very Cheri said...

What a great idea-I love the brown paper idea. I did a brown paper project last night for kids.
Come on over for a visit and see.
Tonight is the cut off for the Celebrating Home give-a-way.
Cheri

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love it & love how simple it sounds. I am definitely book-marking & adding this to my to-do list. Thanks!

Leanne said...

I absolutely love silhouettes. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Mommy Words said...

This is such a good idea! I have weanted silhousettes ever since my parents had some professionally drawn of us four kids when I was a teenager. I think maybe if you pasted the picture into a photo editing program or even microsoft word and then cropped them to see the heads and then manually made them the same size (the heads that is) then you could cut around them as you are not looking for detailed faces that may be get lost in the zoom process. I wil; try this and see how it goes! Great project!