These are super easy silhouette pictures of my kiddos. I pretty much stole this idea right off the wall of a friend. She told me how to make this a lot easier than the hard-won one of me in kindergarten on my mom's dining room wall (the one I had to sit still for while my teacher traced my silhouette). Take a picture of your child's profile. Enlarge, print, cut out and trace onto black craft paper. Frame on a white background.
Hooray for inexpensive (i.e. free using frames I already owned) art!
This wall will eventually have a large white-framed mirror. Have you ever tried to find a mirror with a white frame? It's quite difficult! I haven't decided if I'm just going to spray paint a thrift store mirror or search for THE mirror and ask for it for Christmas. We'll just have to see.
And last but not least: this is my most expensive purchase for the dining room re-do so far. These are pictures that my nature-loving oldest took in our backyard woods. They were already pretty much silhouettes, but I made them black and white and had them put on canvas during a great easycanvasprints.com. I love the grey color that the background came out to be and I would love to find a rug to match this color.
Hooray for new and fresh and white!