Friday, March 26, 2010

Dollar Tree + Hobby Lobby +$3 = 2 unique pieces of art!

Not that I need any excuse to go to Dollar Tree, but... I have found several picture frames there that just needed some where to go, and it might as well be my wall. ;)

I was inspired by so many of the blogs out there that have silhouettes, and thought that I could do something a little more colorful than the traditional black and white silhouette; with that thought that's exactly what I did with the following project. This project seriously only cost me $3 between Hobby Lobby's 50% off sale on scrapbook paper and Dollar Tree's frames- even if Hobby Lobby didn't have the sale, it would only have been $4. :)

Well... here they are- compliments of Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby -which I can't believe I *haven't* been there before today. That place is awesome! So many possibilities! ;) I even bought some fabric there for a wallet that I'm going to post here in a few days- as soon as I finish my 4 sewing projects in-progress that are in front of it... ;)

1 sheet of black scrapbook paper
1 sheet of red print scrapbook paper
2 birdhouse picture frames
2 pics of kiddos (silhouettes)

Roll of Masking tape (not pictured)
Scissors (not pictured)

Step 1: Cut out most of picture surrounding your kiddo (or whatever else you are silhouetting). Note: Leave some border, for the next step, you can see what I mean in the photo shown in Step 2.

Step 2: Tape picture to black scrapbook paper by making a loop with the tape then sandwiching the picture and black scrapbook paper together.

Step 3: Carefully cut out your kiddo's silhouette. (I don't have the expensive cutting machine, so I did mine the old fashioned way. ) ;)

Step 4: Cut the background paper to fit the frame. (I used the glass to measure it for an accurate fit.) Forgot to take a picture of this step. :/

Step 5: Center your black paper silhouette on your background paper.

Step 6: Put in frame. Enjoy your unique one of a kind piece of art! :)

That's it!


  1. Cute! I remember going to Disneyland as a kid and having someone do this by hand. This is much easier. I might even be able to do this one ;)

  2. i am so bugged that I don't live near a hobby lobby :) hopefully michaels has something similar. super cute

  3. Lacie-

    Thank you! :)

    Michael's does have lots of cute scrapbook paper- sometimes you can get some on sale 5/$1 and they would be perfect too! :) Hobby Lobby is online, although I haven't gone through their site too much, so I don't know if they have scrapbook paper available or not. :) Good luck! :)

  4. Stacie-

    I also remembered these from Disneyland! ;) I *know* you could do these! :)