I am really excited to show you guys this next project because it was SO easy and cheap. It's a great gift idea too!
As I was thinking what to do with her cupboard door I thought about drawing in a silhouette of my daughter in the center. Then the light bulb went off and I thought why DRAW a silhouette when I can just take a real photo and cut it out! (way better and can be done in a second!)
(I took two pictures and decided once I put them on the door which one I liked best)
Those with Photoshop or an editing program this is super simple – once the photo is taken just hit the cntl and L together and you can adjust the lighting arrows where the object becomes dark. For those that do not have Photoshop just set your child in front of a sunset or bright light and when you take the picture (without flash!) your child will be outlined like a silhouette.
Next I took some pink paint with glaze and wiped it on and then wiped it off so the glaze just went in the crevices and edges. Next I took some pink scrapbook paper that matched another project I did in her room, cut it to the size of the middle opening and used a slightly watered down glue mixture to put it in. I put the glue mixture of the entire top and then set in my photo. (you can also use Mod Podge, which may be better quality – I’m just cheap) You can spray it with a clear sealer on top once it is all dry. (spray very lightly from a distance so no large spots of sealer land on your photo)
I wrote on it just to personalize it. I mean when she is 50 and it’s still hanging in her dining room she’ll want people to know it was HER at age 4 – right?
That’s it! Screw in a D-ring on the back (or any hook) to hang it up!
Total cost – UNDER $1.00!
She wasn’t so happy about how “black” her picture came out (she said “I don’t LIKE that picture!) but now that it’s hanging in her room I think she likes it! To my Little Princess!
Stay tuned for what I did to turn her changing table into an entertainment unit. They match and look so cute together (you can see a little sneek peak in the close up picture above) - can't wait to show you that too!