I've wanted to have their silhouettes done for a long time now, and I finally decided to do it for Mother's Day. I read this post from A Holy Experience and loved the silhouettes she had of her children! She even helpfully included a DIY link at the end of her post. How nice!
So I went over here to see how hard it would be to make my own silhouettes. Not hard. All you need is some pictures of your kids, an exacto knife and/or nail scissors, some cardstock and double-sided tape. Yay!
I followed her advise and took their pictures in front of the french door, then I messed with the contrast and sharpness on iPhoto in order to get nice sharp features. If I do this again I'll print out 5x7 or maybe 8x10 photos instead of 4x6. Some of the small details were hard to cut out.
|Here's the pictures I used for my silhouettes. Clementine's was the hardest to get.|
|Cut through picture and cardstock.|
|Here's Sissy! I messed up on her back, but that's okay.|
|Here they all are. My index finger was killing me at the end because I had to press the knife in so hard to cut through the cardstock. But I like how they turned out!|
|I decided on a different paper for the boys and the girls. I like it!|
|Clementine, 18 months|
|Judah, 3 years|
|Moses, (almost) 5 years|
|Grace, 12 years|