No, we haven’t been in jail. But I have been working all week on a really cool DIY project featuring our mugs…on a plate!
I’ve always loved the look of a silhouette, so royal and grand. Then as I was perusing the blogosphere the other day I saw this really cool and modern take on the classic silhouette. Off to the store I ran excited to make my own silhouette portraits. This project cost a whole $5!! That is the most exciting part. So here is a step-by-step of how you can make your own silhouette portrait.
Step 1 – First you’ll need your pictures. Since I had to cut them out, I just printed them on standard paper, nothing special here.
Notice this didn’t make it up on the wall. No one could figure out it Molly’s head
Step 2 – Take your cut-out picture and trace it onto black construction paper. I used a silver sharpie I had on hand, but a pencil will also work just fine. Then cut that baby (dog, husband, cat, whatever) out.
Step 3 – Mod Podge!!! I slathered the back of my picture with mod podge then stuck it to the plates that I picked up for $1 at the dollar store. Then slather generously some more mod podge on the front of your picture to give it a glossy look.
Step 4 – Save some tabs off of a coke your drinking. Glue that sucker to the back of the plate to use as your mounting bracket. And hang your finished project.
Easy peasy and now you have a cool piece hanging that is sure to get some attention when you have guests over.