Saturday, August 25, 2012

Easy deer silhouette DIY

This simple and fun DIY was so easy! It took all of about 30 minutes to make. The hubs is already placing orders for more so maybe I will indulge him and have a few more different silhouette experiments.



I started with a frame that the hubs made by glueing together two pieces of tongue and groove and a simple frame nailed on top. You could make this on any surface at all though. I have no swanky vinyl cutter (although it is on my wish list!!) so here is my method using good ol scotch tape.

Wordless tutorial.....


Instructions go like this...

1. Find and print an image and cut to size for your frame.

2. Scotch tape the surface area of the frame and press firmly.

3. Stick the image down on top of the scotch tape prepped frame.

4. Using a craft knife carefully trace the image and cut firmly so that the scotch tape underneath is scored. Remove the scotch tape (you can use this technique to paint the outside of the silhouette too by removing the outside scotch tape) and your 'stencil' is now complete.

5. Paint!

6. Allow the paint to dry a bit and then peel off the remaining scotch tape. Voila! You are done!

This little guy is just hanging out up here until he has some brothers and sisters for a mini silhouette gallery wall.


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21 comments:

  1. Very cool! Saw you on Hometalk. Following you now. :)

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    1. Hi Ally, Thanks so much :-) Lovely to 'have you here :-)'

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  2. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited!! Please stop on in and link up with Making Space Mondays. We look forward to seeing any post(s) about making your space better. Hope to see you there. -Tabitha

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  3. Cool! I love it! My husband would love it for his office! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

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  4. So cute! Thanks for sharing on Cowgirl Up. Add our party link to your post and grab a "I Was Featured" button from my sidebar--- because you are being featured tonight on my fb page!!!!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
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  5. I really like how rustic this looks, great job! Im a sucker for deer heads, I would have them everywhere if I could :)

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  6. Ohhh I love this!!! I love the modern/rustic look, you did a great job with this! The pop of white paint looks great against the wood! What a great craft, thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. This is great! What a neat idea and great tutorial! I'd love for you to share this at my linky party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. Hope you can stop by!
    Thanks,
    Leslie

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  8. Cute! I also don't have a fancy vinyl cutter, so I really appreciate instructions that work for the masses!
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks :-) Wherever there is a will there is a way!

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  9. This is right up my alley! Found your project on HOH. It makes me feel like I can do it to see that you have done it without any vinyl cutting equipment! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. LOVE THIS!!! I might just have to make one for my home too :)

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    1. Awesome! It's so fun and easy to make :-)

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  11. Super fun! I don't have a cutting machine either, but I did find a roll of contact paper on clearance so I'm using that and an Exacto knife :-)

    Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  12. This is so awesome! I love it! Thanks for sharing at It's Overflowing! I'm featuring you on Saturday and am happy to be your newest follower! XO, Aimee

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    1. Aimee thank you so much for your comment and especially the feature! I love your blog!

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  13. Awesome! very cool. i love the "rustic" but elegant feel to the frame

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  14. My husband was just peering over my shoulder and he loves this! Great idea and tutorial. We might have to make some for his man cave.

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  15. i am a lover of all things deer! :) i am pinning this- adorable! i saw it on aimee's blog. :)

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  16. OH! Really like!!!
    I hope make one like this, i love it, thanks for the DIY

    Hugs from
    http://dreamtheparadise.blogspot.com.es/

    xx

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