How to make an easy silhouette gift for dad, mom, grandparents, or other loved ones. This is so much fun to make with the kids and feasible even for young children. You can use glitter, paint, and your Silhouette Cameo!
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For Father’s Day, I put together a neat Silhouette canvas for my husband. The kids helped, I promise. Essentially, I made the silhouette with my Cameo and then stuck the silhouette to the canvas. The kids painted over and around it. After, I peeled off the silhouettes. It came out great, but it seemed a shame to just throw the silhouettes away. Instead I put them to the side to use to make gifts for the grandparents. Here’s what I did. Reuse-reuse-reuse!
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First, I took the leftover 651 silhouette images from my husband’s gift. I applied the images to a canvas panel and traced them. Then I removed them. I put them on the next canvas and used mod podge to adhere them to the canvas.
Once I was finished and everything had drive, I used washi tape as decoration along the top. I used paint pens to label my canvases. For the left canvas, I applied glue inside the silhouettes then sprinkled blue sand and green glitter over the glue. I tapped it to get the excess off.
My sewing room is a glittery mess now, but I think it was worth it. What do you think?
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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