easy silhouette ornament/plaque tutorial
Last year, I was looking for a cute, inexpensive, and simple handmade project for the grandparents. I love silhouettes, and I had seen some cute projects around the blog world, so I combined a few of them to make what I had in mind. I wanted something smaller that could be used either as an ornament or as a plaque to hang somewhere.
These are far from perfect, but we’re going to call that “charming” and “handmade.” The grandparents loved them, and I even made some for myself and have them hanging on my bookshelves.
First, I took the kids’ pictures against a solid background.
I loaded the pictures in Photoshop and isolated their heads and filled them with black. I did this because I am a terrible cutter and I was worried I’d make a mess of cutting out their actual faces like some of the tutorials I’ve seen.
I painted the plaques with copper craft paint, used ModPodge to glue the paper on, and used more ModPodge to coat and seal the whole thing.
I used hot glue to glue copper ribbon onto the backs. Mine were very unfinished, but if you’re fancy, I’m sure you can come up with a more finished-looking back.