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...
- white poster board
- scrap ribbon
- pc printer paper
- 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?
Click here to see some more parties we'll be mingling at this week.