DIY framed silhouette art

Silhouettes and cameos are not new to the home decorating scene — in fact, they’ve been around for well over a century. However, this look is making a serious comeback now, this time with brighter colors and a more modern look.
Add a modern twist to this vintage favorite into your home with this super-easy, bright and fun silhouette DIY!


Not only is this an easy, quick project, it’s one you can completely customize to fit your home and style. You can add bright colors, festive fabric, patterned frames — it’s up to you. Add some vintage flair to your home and save money while you’re at it (because these prints can cost a pretty penny at thrift and specialty stores!)

What you’ll need: 


  • Frame of choice (I used a 5 x 7″ brown frame)
  • Colored 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ Styrofoam scrapbooking sheet (can be found here
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Printable silhouette or cameo (I used this one)
  • Glue (optional)

Step 1: Cut out the silhouette

Using your scissors, cut out your silhouette so it fits inside your frame.



Step 2: Trace silhouette onto white foam

Place your cutout over the white foam (or the foam you’ll have in front). If you need to, tape it gently so the shape doesn’t move.


Lightly trace the shape onto the white foam board. Don’t worry about your tracing skills, you can easily flip the shape so you don’t see any outlines.




Step 3: Cut colored foam to fit into your frame

Trim another piece of colored foam to fit into the back of your frame. Don’t worry if it’s too big at first — you may have to trim it a few times so it fits perfectly.


Fit the colored foam so it works for your frame.

Step 4: Put the foam pieces together and display

Place (or glue) the white cutout onto the colored background.


Place the glass over the top and snap shut the back of the frame. Display wherever you’d like and repeat with other silhouettes!


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