It's always a pleasure to link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics! My apple silhouette is inexpensive and SUPER easy to make. I originally got the idea from an adorable baby decor picture on Pinterest (click for source).
What you will need:
Scrapbooking paper (patterned & plain color)
I found this frame at Home Goods for $6! It was the perfect size for this project… I plan to put this on a shelf I have hanging in my room above the sink area.
Take out the glass and trace it over the white paper. This makes it easy to make the perfect size background for your silhouette! At first I thought white would be perfect… but later decided on yellow.
Choose a patterned scrapbooking page that will you think will be cute to use! Cut it out in whatever shape you want… I chose an apple! Some other ideas I thought may look good include a pencil, book, animal, and hand. I got this shape from an image on Google… you can do the same thing! Print out any Google image, trace it, and cut out your silhouette.
Doodle around the silhouette to help it POP! I tried a permanent marker (too thick), a Sharpie pen (still too thick), and a regular black pen (JUST RIGHT) to add the details! Dashes, dots, and squiggles all seem like the perfect way to make the cut-out uniquely you! Don't glue down your silhouette until you are done outlining and personalizing… just in case you make a mistake. I found this out the hard way.
I added my name and year to personalize it a bit!
We LIVE and LEARN… I liked the final product in person, but thought that the white on white was too bland! I didn't really think too much about it until I put it all together. My suggestion would be to choose a dark pattern for a white background OR choose a bright background for a light pattern.
Problem… SOLVED! A little bit of color goes a long way. (:
The yellow really makes the apple pop out! I love my new decor for my classroom! Can't wait to put this apple silhouette on the shelf!!!