Mother’s Day Gift Idea

This is a re-post from last year…..

Mothers, and especially Grandmothers, can never have too many pictures of their (grand)children.   This inexpensive and easy idea would be a perfect gift for any mother in your life.

I adore silhouettes.  This beautiful form of art has been around for years and years.  Here are silhouettes of my twin brother and I done for my mother (throat clear) just a few years ago.

Silhouette 4

I have treasured these and wanted to do something similar for my grandchildren.  I showed you how I did the frames in my post last week.  I then took profile shots of each of my grandkids, had them developed, and cut their head and shoulders out.  I then traced these onto black cardstock and cut them out.

silhouette 2

Silhouette 3

You can use an xacto knife or scissors.  I feel like I have more control using a small pair of scissors.  I’ve also seen silhouettes done using digital editing software.  I did it this way because it’s the good old fashioned way of making these.

I then attached the silhouettes onto squares of cream cardstock and framed them.  Easy peasy!

Silhouette

I kept mine pretty simple and love the texture on the frame.  Other ideas would be to add patterned paper to the background, painting your frames in a different color or even having the silhouette itself be a fun color.  Have fun with it.

Here I’ve grouped mine on the wall and even saved room for additional grandchildren (Wink).

Silhouette 8

I would love to hear what you are giving the special women in your life.

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

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