Happy Wednesday! Today on The Hump Day How-To I have a super quick, super easy, and super cheap home decor project to share with you. Yay! When my husband and I moved into our own apartment, we had a ton of empty wall space. Not wanting to spend a lot of money, I painted some thrifted frames white and made my own silhouette wall art. Follow along and you can make some too!
Let’s get our supplies:
Computer, printer, and paper
Black permanent marker
Pre-cut mat board (optional)
First, open up those laptops and head to Google Images. Type in whatever you want your picture to be, followed by “silhouette.” I chose birds for this example, but you can choose anything!
As expected, a lot of images come up! Find ones you like, being sure to focus on ones that are large, good resolution, and don’t have any water marks over them.
When you’ve selected your image, click “View Image.” This will take you to a page with only your image on it. Right click and hit “Copy” (or use Ctrl + C or Apple + C). Open up a blank document and change the page size to the size of your frame — 5×7, 8×10, whatever. Paste your silhouette image into the document. Resize and center the picture until you are satisfied. Print it out on regular white printer paper.
If the image needs any touching up, do so with a black permanent marker. When you’re finished, cut it out (if necessary) and frame the image. Hang the picture on a wall or lean on a shelf.
That’s it! Was that a cinch or what?!
Here’s the silhouette gallery above the TV in our apartment. Can you tell we’re from Chicago?
I’m also a little obsessed with that star in the middle. I picked it up for $10 from TJ Maxx and it’s recycled magazines woven together — so cool, right?