Sunday, November 28, 2010

Under The Mistletoe Kissing Silhouettes

I hadn't jumped on the silhouettes bandwagon before but I knew kissing silhouettes had to be worked into our Mistletoe and Peppermints holiday mantle somehow.  I considered doing a small 5x7 framed version briefly but knew that going big would be a much better idea...

My supplies
- white poster board
- scrap ribbon
- pc printer paper
- scissors
- pen
- almost kissing silhouette image found here
- foam board
- pretty wrapping paper
- hot glue gun

Once I found an image that I liked online, I handed the laptop over to Jake.  He fiddled with resizing the image in Paint; ultimately he cropped the image and worked with the boy's head and girl's head separately.  It took some trial and error to get the proportions correct because the girl's ponytail throws things off a bit.  Once the sizing was sorted out, the boy's head filled one printed page and the girl's head with her ponytail took two printed pages.

I cut the printed images out, traced them onto the poster board, cut the images out of the poster board, and tied scrap ribbon around the girl's pony tail.  I gift wrapped the foam board, eye balled each silhouette's placement, hot glued the silhouettes down, and leaned the foam board on the mantle.  Done!

I planned to hot glue a row of candy cane hearts (two candy canes placed facing each other to make a heart shape) along the bottom of the board.  I forgot about it though until I was looking at these photos and wondered what was missing.  Maybe it's for the best.  I think this looks like it could easily transition into Valentine's Day decor.

Have you made silhouettes before?  Is your holiday decorating started yet?

Creations by Kara
HookingupwithHoHcg holiday button

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the cape on the corner said... [Reply to comment]

ok, sooo cute and i love your whole mantle look! great job!

Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

How clever! Your decor is lovely! Can't wait to get mine up! Would love for you to visit me and link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

so so so cute! I am featuring this at Grab my "featured" button.

cleverlyinspired said... [Reply to comment]

Sharing on FB fan this!

Jenn said... [Reply to comment]

That is too cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Love this! So adorable. I'm featuring this project on my blog today and I am a new follower. Thanks for the inspiration.


Jennifer Leigh said... [Reply to comment]

I love this SO much! I'm definitely gonna do this! I saw this on Someday Crafts. :) Oh your dogs are too cute!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Adorable!!! We would love for you to share this on Fancy This Fridays!

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

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Aimee @ Explore, Learn, Have Fun! said... [Reply to comment]

New follower - LOVE your blog!! This is really pretty and I think it would look great for Valentine's too!
I hope you'll stop by my blog & follow back!
Aimee @ Justkiddingaroundatlanta

Jill said... [Reply to comment]

This is the cutest idea ever!

AC said... [Reply to comment]

Can I just say, this was an adorable idea! And it turned out so well. I think it looks so cute on your mantel! Very creative. I've never seen anything like it. Nice job!
Ally @ "A Novice Nelly"

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Love this project! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy! I featured this project today!

Krista said... [Reply to comment]

This is way adorable! I love everything!!

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Leslie said... [Reply to comment]

What an incredible twist on silhouettes! I LOVE this! I included it in my mistletoe post on my craft blog:

Your entire mantle is gorgeous. :)

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