Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day Craft

Here is the finished project we made for my husband for father's day.

What You'll Need

Camera
Black construction/scrapbooking paper
Black Letters (I used "Thickers")
White Paper (I used a posterboard cut down to size)
A Picture Frame

I had never done silhouettes before (kinda shocking considering I'm a teacher!), but it was so easy. I didn't even use a tutorial. At first we thought about taking a flashlight and trying to project the kids shadows on the wall and then trace the shadow...and THEN we came to our senses and realized THAT would never-ever work. For those of you who are regular readers, you know that I am a mom to eleven-month-old twins and an almost three-year-old. Getting them to stay still is like going to a restaurant with three young kids expecting to have a meaningful conversation with my husband. It isn't ever going to happen.

So then, we came up with the idea of taking the babies' pictures. We started with three images, but somehow I deleted Aiden's picture off my card. Oops!

Here are the photos we took:
I intentionally took Isabella and Aiden's picture a litle bit further away because I wanted their silhouettes to be smaller than Connor's (true to life). After we took the photos, we printed them out and cut them out just on regular paper.

Then we traced them onto black paper and cut them out.

Then I arranged them on the paper and glued them on.
I'm kind of a stickler and perfectionist when it comes to lettering. Normally I have the hubby do this part because he's pretty good at getting it just right. But since this project was for him, I had to do my best. I cut out the letters with the backing still on first.
Then I stuck them down.

When I was all finished, I added The Howard Bunch as an afterthought because it looked a little plain.
I love the way it turned out!!

Let me know if you try something similar! =)

4 comments:

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Great idea sooooo cute!

Johannah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi! I found your blog through According to Christa, and I LOVE this idea! It's sooo cute! I'm going to have to try it out =) Thanks for sharing =)

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Absolutely beautiful and I am SO going to make one!! Thanks for the directions :)

Crystal said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea! So beautiful!

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