My dad has a silhouette he made when he was a small boy that was hanging in my grandmother's house - its fun to look at - you can tell its him from the head shape and expression even after many years.
I also came across a similar project here. I morphed the two together and came up with a fun Christmas Crafts that I finally managed to get done this year - framed fabric silhouettes.
I got started this summer (kind of) by snapping a profile shot of two of my cousins. You can tell from their hair and some wayward drips that they had just hopped out of the pool .
Fast forward to last week, when I printed out the pictures on regular 8.5 x11 paper, and cut out carefully around their heads. All the little wayward strands make for a fun final product!
I affixed wonder under to the back of some gray flannel I had. Tracing the head cut out onto the fabric was much easier that way, especially when working in tiny cuts.
I cut some yellow fabric to fit the 8x10 frame I had and added some interfacing to the back for extra stability. After cutting out the head, I attached it to the backing fabric, framed it and was done! I pretty simple, but thoughtful handmade gift. You could do something similar with black paper and a fun card stock or scrap booking paper behind it instead.
Hope you enjoyed this! I did, and I do hope my gift recipients do too!