Happy Day to you. Hope you had an awesome time celebrating your Daddy’s day.
We made this simple, and I mean simple (cause I did it all by myself so you know it has to be pretty easy!) collage out of silhouettes for my husband/father to my four boys.
We were able to make it entirely from stuff we had on hand—another prerequisite for me to actually accomplish a craft project. With my teaching background, time has helped me accumulate quite a few little craft supplies. So, take heart, if you’re just starting out, over time you’ll have multiple paints, glues and doo-dads to make this and that for your kiddos or those you love.
So, I’ve had in my head and randomly on the many lists I make to make silhouettes of our guys. I love the classic antiquey kind of look they have. Plus, the black and white thing. That’s a plus. And then, We Are That Family showed how easy it could be, so I was sold.
Since Kristen does such a great job at the tutorial, there is no need for me to reinvent the wheel. Check hers out. I did the exact same things. The only difference is, from iphoto I printed my pictures in 3×5 size instead of 8×10 because I wanted mine to be smaller for a collage frame.
The frame actually came from good will almost two years ago. It was a natural wood color, and it had pictures of Pan Am planes in it from the eighties? Go figure! Anyways, I politely took those out and spray painted it black. And two bucks later, had a nice collage frame waiting for my little silhouettes. Then it sat in the corner for a few months, until yesterday!
Did I mention, you might need to be a little patient?
But, it really pays off. Cause look! I was so pleased. I teared up a little. Really, I did.
Believe me when I say, if I can do this, you can too! Happy silhouetting! This was probably one of the most rewarding small scale, affordable craft projects I have ever done. Love.
If you decide you’re inspired, please come on back and let me see your handiwork, and your sweet little ones profiles!