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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Priceless Keepsake: Craft “Recipe”

I rarely {ok, NEVER} post anything on my domestic little blog that isn’t a recipe. But, when I did this little craft, I knew that I MUST share. …Once again, this idea is NOT my own, but I can’t remember where I found it. Regardless, the finished product is now one of my favorite things in my home…more U & mantle 007more U & mantle 009   See….isn’t it beautiful! I can’t wait to make many more
in the future…

Here are the step by step instructions…

1. Take a picture of your child’s silhouette. It doesn’t have to be anything spectacular…print it out as a 5x7. (or desired size) Dishwasher, Q and Sillouette 004 2. Take an 8x10 sized canvas and paint the entire thing. with metallic white paint. Allow to dry completely! Christmas 2009 0043. Tape the silhouette picture of your child on top of the contact paper and carefully cut out silhouette with contact paper. Christmas 2009 003 4. On dry canvas, adhere the contact paper silhouette to the center of the canvas. (Making sure all edges are stuck down) Christmas 2009 006 5. Have your child paint the canvas with desired colors. Make sure to cover all of the white. (Tip: You may want to start by painting around the edges of the silhouette to give it an extra bit of “glue!”)Christmas 2009 0076. Let dry completely!

7. Carefully remove silhouette.

8. Make touch ups, if needed.

9. Take skinny sharpie to write child’s name and date under silhouette!

10.Hang on the wall and admire!

Here’s a picture of the one that Q made for Mammer & Slickpaw for Christmas. They LOVED it! Christmas 2009 148And, the one on my mantle I made a few months ago. Thiers is glued to a pre-printed canvas I found at Hobby Lobby. And, mine is glued on top of a really ugly print inside a vintage frame I found at a little shop in Abilene. Your possibilities are endless. And, I think it would make a beautiful wall collage if you have multiple kids! :) more U & mantle 008And, here’s one more fun idea…give this as a gift! All of the supplies are fairly inexpensive and the friend that I gave it to was the perfect recipient. She has three kids and I know she’ll enjoy making these sweet keepsakes! beginning of Jan 030 Happy creating!

12 comments:

Kimberly said...

I love it and I hope I can create the same effect with my boys. I have always wanted something for my mantle. Now, I know what'll go on there. Thanks for the idea!

Jenny said...

This is so neat! My mom actually has one of these that my brother made over 20 years ago. I will have to try this out with my little man! Thanks!

Jenny said...

Seriously, you have the BEST ideas! I'm going to do this and share with many people. I'm so happy that Matt found such a great wife! And Quinn is pretty blessed to have you as a Momma!

Katie said...

Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing!!

kristin fulghum said...

i've been loving those lately. thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

AWWWW! Precious! I can't wait to do, what a wonderful idea! I hope you are feeling great with baby, I am excited for you to find out what you are having! HUGS!

Jilly said...

Wow -- I love it!

The Boyer's Brigade said...

Great idea! I can't wait to make it soon!

Mary said...

GREAT IDEA! THANKS FOR SHARING!

Jennifer said...

i love this idea!! thanks for sharing. i have b/w silhouette pictures of camden and claire but this is a great idea to do at home. cant wait to get all my girls' pics on the wall!!

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sanjeet said...

I can't wait to do, what a wonderful idea!

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