May 20, 2010

Silhouettes and Cupcakes

Once this summer ends, I will officially be the only grown woman in my family who does not have any children. Not that I'm complaining or anything, (trust me- not complaining!) but that fact keeps me out of that exclusive motherhood club while each of my cousins has their own little baby to fawn over 24/7. Luckily this leaves Aunt Jessie with plenty of time to shower these children with handmade gifties!

My oldest cousin has two little'uns... Kay, a four-year-old girl who frequently reminds me that I am her best friend, and Jay, a two-year-old boy who rolls his eyes just as well as the high schoolers I have in my classes (he definitely gets that from his Momma).

This year for Mother's Day, I got a bit of help from these kidlets when it came time to make their Momma's gift!

Here are a few tutorials from around the web if you'd like to take on this craft yourself.

This one is closest to the way I created my silhouettes. You'll need PhotoShop or a similar program.

This is an alternate process that relies on hard copies of the photos if you prefer a more hands-on method.

Here's a third option that uses fabric and fabric paint.

My two little models were quite patient and cooperative. They even brought by some cupcakes in return!

Perhaps I should make some cupcake silhouettes, eh?


  1. Wouldn't a silhouette on a cupcake be so pretty??? Genius!

    Your silhouette is beautiful, love the ponytail! How funny is it that I have photoshop and still used a hard copy picture...why must I make things more difficult??? Probably because I haven't figured out how to do it on photoshop.

    Thanks for linking to my project!


  2. Very cute silhouettes, I love the pictures frames. Thanks for the feature!