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DIY Silhouette Ornament

merry mag holiday 2015 cover

We are thrilled to be part of the holiday collaboration called Merry Mag, an online lifestyle magazine. Get ready to be inspired with holiday crafts, recipes and home decor projects from a group of amazing bloggers.

Thank you to Melissa from the Sweet Escape for asking us to be part of the holiday issue! Melissa is the creative director and editor of the Merry Mag. We hope you get as inspired as we have with the second annual Merry Mag edition!

You can see our new holiday favorite – handmade silhouette ornaments.

DIY Silhouette Ornament | alice & lois

Read more for the full tutorial for DIY Silhouette Ornament.

Do you get as nostalgic as we do when you hang your ornaments on the tree each holiday? I love to see the ornaments that represent a particular year or memory.

This year I made a simple ornament with my child’s profile in a silhouette. I used a round wood plain ornament from my local craft store. This would make a darling gift for the grandparents too!

Supplies: unfinished wood circle ornaments | black card stock paper | mod podge | scissors | black cording

DIY Silhouette Ornament | alice & lois

How to make Silhouette Christmas Ornaments

1. Take profile pictures of your children. You can size the images in a free online software. I sized mine 2.5 inches x 2 inches. The ornaments I used are 4 inches. Print pictures and cut around the profile of each child.

2. Trace the cut profile picture onto the black card stock.

3. Cut the card stock using sharp scissors or an x-acto knife.

DIY Silhouette Ornament | alice & lois

4. Using sponge brush, apply glue to back of card stock and adhere to center of wood ornament. Let dry for about 10+ minutes.

5. Once dry, apply a thin coat of mod podge to entire top of ornament.

6. Add black ribbon or cording.

Happy holidays!

DIY Silhouette Ornament | alice & lois

DIY Silhouette Ornament | alice & lois

Photos by Sara Albers.

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  1. NameAmy | Delineate Your Dwelling says:

    Couldn’t be more perfect!

  2. I love these! So sweet and meaningful. They’d be those ornaments you open up 20 years down the road and think about your now grown up children as little kids

  3. NameNameNameBreanna says:

    Love these! So simple and unique 🙂

  4. I love these! Is it overkill if I do one for the baby every year as she grows? 😉

  5. Such a simple way to make unique tree ornaments or hanging above stockings! Pinning and linking this tutorial on my blog!

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