I really wanted something fresh over my couch. So I tried to think of something fun, yet free. A winning combination.
When I was little we had silhouettes of my brother, sister and I hanging in the kitchen. I always thought they were so neat….our profiles frozen in time. Very vintage. But then, at my age, anything from my childhood is vintage.
I am not tech savvy enough to figure out all of the silhouette tutorials online. So I went the old fashioned way. I snapped and printed profile pictures of each kid. Then, using painter’s tape, I layered the picture over black paper and cut. It only took me about 15 minutes. Then, to keep the project at a zero budget, I tore out book pages for mounting and glued some twine around them. I hung them with little clips and the finishing touch….vinyl numbers with my true love, my Cricut.
It is so hard to get a good picture of this little room. I am standing on the front porch to get these. Seriously small.
The wall inside of the frame is painted white. But it’s just an empty frame. The numbers and silhouettes are hanging right on the wall.
I framed the girls in ovals and the boys in rectangles. See? Everything is a school project. Shapes, sorting, numbers. “Hey kids….how may rectangles can you find in the living room? How many ovals? How old do you have to be in order to be thought of as vintage?”
What is so amazing to all of us, is how easy it is to tell who is who. I am shocked. See if you can tell…..
It’s like a little contest, with no prize.
Hint: the numbers next to the pictures correspond to their rank in the family
You can make some silhouettes too! Make it a homeschool project. See who can cut out Mommy’s silhouette and make her look the skinniest.
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