May 8, 2010

Silhouette Chalkboard Tutorial

This is sort of a marriage of this project I did, and this one.
The result is just adorable! I've never met a mom who isn't in love with her child's silhouette. I know I love Paige's! That little nose just kills me. (I love that kid!)

You wanna make one??

1. Have a board cut at your local hardware store to 10"x12", and paint it whichever color you'd like.

2. Then cut a sheet of freezer paper to the same size as a sheet of printer paper.

3. Slip it in your printer (being sure that the paper side will get the ink on it), and print a profile shot of your cutie. Try to make sure that the photo takes up most of the paper, but with no clipping.
(Good grief, she's cute-I'm going to just go snuggle her after I'm done with this post...)

4. Carefully cut out your silhouette, all in on piece:
5. And use double sided tape to gently press the stencil onto your board. Make sure to tape well!
6. Then apply a thin coat of Chalkboard paint (available at most hardware/paint stores). Let dry and repeat.

6. Very gently remove your stencil once the second coat is dry! Ta-da!

Create the cutest grocery or t-do list your eyes have ever beheld!

You could just set it on the kitchen counter, or add a picture hanger, or little screw-in hooks....
And attach some ribbon!
I really meant for this to be a Mother's Day gift idea, but it's getting a little close for that! Maybe mom won't mind if it's a day or two late ;o) I'll consider mine my own Mother's Day gift to myself!



Now be sure to go see what Dana's up to!

47 comments:

  1. Aww! I love it!! That is a great idea :) Your cutie's nose is adorable :)

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  2. This a wonderful idea and yet so simple. Happy Mother's Day.

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  3. So I was thinking of making my mom one that said something like, Nana's kitchen - Special request reserved for grandkids only, but this is sooo cute I think I am going to have to do this instead. You are genius!

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  4. What an awesome idea! I love it!

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  5. This is fantastic! I'm going to make some for my mom of the grand kids. I'm sure they'll have enough time to dry, it was like 90 degrees here yesterday. She's going to love it!

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  6. That is definitely the cutest chalkboard ever!!! I NEED to make them for my kiddos... just adorable.

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  7. cool idea. Just wondering.... When did you have time to make the muffins? ha ha you are a busy girl

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  8. that's soo cute! great idea disney!

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  9. Oooh, I really like this. :)

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  10. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  11. that is the cutest idea ever. I LOVE it!!

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  12. I LOVE this! So adorable, thank you for posting this tutorial!

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  13. Adorable! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
    Sandra

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  14. fabulous!! i love this! i told you the flower tank was my favorite...well, i lied. THIS is my favorite!!

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  15. Soooo cute! I want one for Rachel's Room!

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  16. awwww THATS SOOOOOO ADORABLE!!!! I would LOVE this as a gift! hehe!

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  17. I am definatly going to try this...I love it!

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  18. I am definatly going to try this...I love it!

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  19. Yikes- You get a ton of spam comments. Sorry about that.

    I was going to ask why you use freezer paper if you end up using double stick tape? What does the freezer paper do if you aren't ironing it down like you would on cloth? I imagine it doesn't adhere to the board, but then why use it? Just curious. It's really darling!

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  20. Aww, that is so pretty! Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.

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  21. Love it...just the exact colors in my little girl's room too.

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  22. Marianne: I use the freezer paper because the paint doesn't seep through , but you can still use the paper side to print on!

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  23. Really great idea! I bet you can use a pet profile for the pet lover in your family too! I need to pick up some chalk board paint!

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  24. What a cute idea. I've been meaning to make some silhouette paintings of my two little munchkins, this is a fun alternative. I can just picture all the fun outfits, jewelry and accessories that we can draw with chalk on them. Fun!

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  25. YES!!!! I NEED ONE! or 3 :)

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  26. This is a great project, I should give this a try! Here in Europe we do not get the same freezer paper. But for stenciling I use regular paper, cut the stencil and spray a low-tack repositionable spray adhesive on the back - works as a charm as well.

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  27. What a good idea!!! I put a link and a photo (with your permission?) on my second blog ( http://galimamphigouric.canalblog.com/archives/2010/05/12/17867704.html )

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  28. again... GREAT Tutorial for a wonderfull DIY project!
    I think I will make my mom one with her 3 grandchildren on it... LOL!

    Love Miranda

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  29. that is such a great idea! I really want to try this. :)

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  30. Love this what a great idea...

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  31. OH! Thanks for sharing this amazing project! Love it!
    I'd like to get mine.

    I'll put your link on my fb

    Regards
    Cata

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  32. This is SO cute! Buuut, can I just share a "been there, done that" tidbit of info with your readers? Do NOT run the freezer paper through your printer unless you're using an INKJET printer...I completely melted a piece of freezer paper to the hot drum of my laser printer awhile back. Lesson learned! :(

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  33. I love this!! Not sure I know how to print a picture so large, though. I hope I figure it out.

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  34. have you enough wit 80ml of paint?

    great idea! i'm going to give it to my BF for her birthday with a picture of us both!

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  35. Tat is so fun! Gave you a stumble :)

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  36. You spelled "Olive" wrong.

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  37. Anonymous: Thank you so much for your thoughtful correction :o) I have certainly been known to make spelling errors in the past! However, in this case, it's just that my "i" became part of my "v". An unfortunate product of my usual "hurry, hurry!" lifestyle. In light of that clarification, I hope we can all move on with our lives, haha. ;o)

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  38. You come up withthe best ideas, would you happen to have any for teens your the best Disney!:):):)

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  39. This is such a beautiful Mother's Day gift idea! Love your craft projects and thanks for the tutorial! Would you like to enter our Mother's Day Contest?

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