Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Animal Silhouettes

My favorite room in our house is my son's. Matt and I poured our hearts into creating a room that could pass as a nursery and a playroom. Now that my son is almost two years old, I'm so thankful that we made "play" a priority. We spend hours in his room, and I love every minute of it.

One of the decor elements that we created were canvas animal silhouettes that we hung along the wall. I love these, and so does my son. He wakes up many mornings pointing to them. He will point to one, I say "goose," and then he goes down the line, pointing to each, waiting for me to name the animals. The pointing always ends with the Big Buck. Not a silhouette, but definitely his favorite animal in the room.


Doe, Squirrel, Bear, Moose, and Goose.

I can't take credit for those darling bear paw hooks. Gotta love Target.

There wasn't enough room for the bunny, so we put him on a different wall.

Oh, and that clock! I love that clock. Once again, thanks Target.

That's the big buck.

The view from Henry's train table. Excuse me. The view from his "choo-choo."

The moose is my favorite.


And here is how we made them:
  • I bought blank canvases from the craft store. I think they are each 9" x 11".
  • We painted each one (we mixed a shade of green that complimented his room).
  • I used Google Images to find silhouettes of each animal. I Googled terms such as "moose silhouette" and searched for images that best captured a silhouette.
  • I enlarged each picture (silhouette) to 8" x 10" and printed them.
  • I cut out the silhouettes and traced them (with pencil) on the painted canvases (once the canvases were dry).
  • With brown paint, we filled in the trace marks.
And that's it! So simple. And so perfect for our son's room.

4 comments:

  1. Ok, seriously, care to share some of that creativity...I mean, cake pops, H & H silhouettes and the millions of other things you do!

    I love how creative you are - amongst other things!

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  2. Denise - I can't take credit for any of those ideas! I found the cake pops and H&H silhouettes via blogs, and I got the idea for animal silhouettes from a magazine!

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  3. All of a sudden, I feel the need for life-size canvasses of zoo animal silhouettes. :)

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