I am still working on getting my house decorated for Christmas and hope to have it all done by this weekend to share with you. Until then I thought I'd share a quick and easy project with you: silhouette ornaments.
I recently purchased this magazine (which I love).
Which featured the home of Melaine from My Sweet Savannah. When I saw these pretty silhouette ornaments she had on her tree, I knew I had to make my own version.
On a recent trip to my local Dollar General I spotted these Christmas ornaments that were only $1 each and I knew they would be a great base for my silhouette ornaments.
If you can't find these or similar ones you could always purchase any small photo frame and remove the glass.
First, I took the wire hanger off and painted the frames with chalk paint in Old Ochre.
Next I printed off my existing family silhouettes on white card stock. I cut a piece of black card stock to the exact measurement of the inside of the frame, then trimmed the silhouettes slightly smaller.
I actually did the silhouettes myself in Photoshop but there are great generic silhouettes at The Graphics Fairy that would work perfectly (search her site with the keyword silhouettes).
I used rubber cement to adhere the paper to the frames and added a little jute twine to hang them from.