We are participating in a 10 Day blogging series: 10 Days of Thoughtful, Handmade Gifts! We are so excited to produce some gifts, and you’ve probably guessed, we’re going to start from skirts all 10 days! Also, we are very anxious to see what others produce too! If you want to join in or follow along, visit A Homespun Country Life to get started.
For our grand finale in 10 Days of Thoughtful, Handmade Gifts, we have a wonderful Gift for you to make! And since it’s fast, easy and produces stunning results, you will be able to whip out a few of these in no time at all. So now we present Day 10 – Skirt to Silhouette.
Remember this skirt? We used it in one of our first refashions, and had a little bit left over to work with. And we chose for a silhouette shape our beautiful lady in a skirt logo! For your silhouette, you go ahead and choose whatever shape you wish.
Skirt to Silhouette Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Print out shape you are going to silhouette onto cardstock.
Step 2: Using an X-Acto knife or very sharp scissors, cut out your shape, preserving the outside, rather than inside. We decided to cut out just the skirt!
Step 3: Tape a piece of skirt to back of silhouette opening.
Step 4: Frame it!
Now isn’t that gorgeous? We are so very pleased with this! It’s a sort of a reverse silhouette. Now here are some other ideas we played with before we settled on this one. You could cut out an animal (say a giraffe) and mount it over spotted giraffe fabric. You could cut out a city name and mount it over the city’s skyline. You could cut out a barn and mount it over a sunset. You could use an instrument shape mounted over sheet music. Really you are only limited by your imagination!
Total Time: 15 minutes
Total Cost: $0
Talent Level: No-Sew project!
Here is a glimpse at the final projects for our upcoming eBook.
This one you could use some skirt that was worn for a special occasion and a silhouette of the wearer at the event! In this case, this was Annie’s favorite play skirt when she was 5!
This silhouette is two skirts combined to make a stunning silhouette! We think it looks very vintage and modern at the same time…is that possible?
Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming eBook. We plan on using the holiday to whip it into shape. We ended up with 25 skirt transformations! We’ll be sure to keep you informed.
Leave us a comment about the most thoughtful, handmade gift you made this year!
Make it beautiful,