A while ago, I pinned this picture of a dog silhouette that I wanted to recreate for S’s big boy room. Well, as it turned out, there wasn’t any space on the walls in there for it. In the nursery, though, I had the perfect spot, so I did a girly version…
You Will Need:
– Photo of your pet (or your kids, or anything else you might want to make art out of)
– Decorative paper
– Ribbon (optional)
– Glue and/or double-sided sticky tape
The most time-consuming part of this simple project was finding a photo of our dog, Ted, that would make a good, recognizable silhouette. I settled on this one of him as a puppy (he’s the super stumpy one in the middle). It’s a photo the breeder sent us, before I went to pick him up – I think he was about 3 months old.
I blew it up to the size I wanted, printed it and cut him out.
I used the cut out as a template to transfer the image onto the back of a sheet of decorative paper.
With the silhouette cut out, I used double-sided sticky tape to attach it to some corrugated card stock. It adds texture and dimension to the finished piece.
Framed, it makes a cute and colorful addition to the mini-gallery wall I’m putting together in the nursery (I’ll show you the rest of the wall once it’s done).
I love that it’s so obviously Ted. And it co-ordinates well with the updated mats I’m using on the opposite wall too: