This is our hallway. It's small, boring and in need of a little love!
The only thing hanging on the walls is our engagement picture.
Lets have a moment of silence for that small, cute, young girl in the picture. That was 5 years and 2 kids ago....Please come back real soon and stay for a while! Ok, moving on.
This side of the hallway always stumped me. Should I do family pictures, or a little shelf with some nick knacks? I know what I'll do. I'll make a silhouette of my kiddos. Cute, and something a little different.
*First step, take a mugshot of your subject.
Jackson was easy. He would stand there and let me pose him just how I needed. Hudson was another story...
...and eventually we got a decent shot!
*Next step, trace the photo on to plain paper.
I pulled the photo that I was going to use and made it bigger in the computer and then traced it straight off my computer screen. If you do this, use a LIGHT touch. You don't want to mess up your screen! After it was traced out, I added a few touches like eyelashes to enhance the final product.
*Now, cut out what you did on the plain paper and trace it on to your final paper. I used black to keep it traditional but you could use anything. Cut it out being very careful, then glue it to whatever background you like. Again, I went with white cardstock since I was staying traditional. Then you are done!
This is Jackson's finished silhouette. I love how his hair sticks up in the back! That is SO Jackson.
And here is Hudson's finished silhouette. I love his little button nose and his chubby little chin! That is SO Hudson.
We are going to hang them this afternoon and I know it will transform our hallway.
Total cost for this project $25.00 (2 mats 2.99- 50% off at Hobby Lobby and 2 hanging frames $22.00- 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby). Not bad for 2 framed and matted pictures!