.... to make Custom Silhouettes for the Fireplace. The moment presented itself and I was ready for the challenge. As my co-bloggers can attest, I work mostly and best, under pressure. So .....
In May, when I was preparing the house for this party, I decided it was finally time to pull the trigger on the Fireplace. Which was perfect timing because I had been VERY patient for many years .... to decorate. I never quite knew how to finish the fireplace space. We always knew (hoped) that we would have 4 children. So, while we waited for Baby #4 to be old enough to sit for a profile picture ... I just didn't put anything up there. It was a little pathetic, but I was cool with it. I didn't want to spend money on something I didn't love and anything that size, would have cost a pretty penny.
My inspiration really came from a Frame sale at Joann fabrics. These frames were on Memorial Day sale for $6 each. They were 60% off and I had an additional 15% coupon. AMAZING. Truly AMAZING! They came with the mats and were the perfect size. Because I was running around to get ready for the party, I didn't take any "during" photos (sorry, sorry ... don't hate). However, here is a run down of what I did.
Custom Silhouette Process
1 - Take profile pictures against a wall
2 - Print them out (for me, I formatted 8 x 10)
3 - Cut them out
4 - Trace the cutouts onto black paper and carefully cut those out
5 - Glue stick them onto you mat
After I was done - I chose to hang them up using command strips. Partly because I didn't feel like walking to the mudroom to get the drill, anchors and screws. But, mostly, because I didn't want to have 8 more holes in wall.
What do you think?
Note from Mrs. Kelly: You rocked it. Things I love about this project: 1.) price, 2.) has personal meaning and 3.) is neutral enough to fit with any decor. They look great over the mantel. Love the lady killer in the last pic.