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How to Make Custom Silhouette Wall Hangings

DIY: How to Create Easy Custom Pop Silhouettes of Your Kids

We're excited to bring you a new post from mother and actress Tori Spelling and her ediTORIal by Tori Spelling blog. This week, Tori shares a fun DIY project.

Crafting is more than a hobby in our house. It’s a way of life! As you might recall, I even carry twine around in my purse. Ha ha. We love to craft together as a family. The kids and I usually craft together at least 2-3 times a week. I find it very therapeutic and the kids love it.

Related: Take a Tour of Tori's Store — InventTORI

Today I have some exciting news to share with my fellow craftistas… I recently launched my very own {styled} by Tori Spelling line of jewelry making supplies with Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft Stores. I am so excited to partner with Jo-Ann and even more excited about the special sweepstakes they are running to go along with it. One of you can win a trip for two to L.A. to craft with yours truly. It’s going to be a ton of fun and I can’t wait to get crafting. So make sure you enter.

But first, I wanted to share my Vintage Pop Silhouettes project that Jo-Ann Fabrics recently featured as a part of their Creativity Made Simple campaign. Check out this super cute (and easy!) project and then enter to win the trip to L.A. to craft with me at a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store.

Keep reading for the easy DIY instructions!



  1. Take a profile photograph of your child and print it out on medium stock print paper.
  2. Cut out the silhouette with scissors. Make sure to keep some nice details like wisps of hair or lashes to further personalize.
  3. Place the cutout on a piece of cardboard (or something you can paint on) and then paint black with a foam brush. Set aside to dry.

  4. Now paint your wood plaque in the color of your choice. 2-3 coats will be necessary for full coverage. Let dry. I took my kids to our local Jo-Ann store and they each chose the color they wanted for their silhouettes.
  5. Next apply mod podge to the back of your cut out and place it in the center of your wood plaque, making sure to flatten it out evenly. Make sure all edges are glued down.
  6. Once dry, apply mod podge in even vertical strokes over entire plaque. This will dry clear. Once dry, add more coats as needed.
  7. Mount on your wall and let your stylish DIY memories begin!

Voila! The finished product…

More great reads from Tori Spelling:
Tori shares her tips for finding "Me-Time"
Create the perfect Fourth of July food stations
Tasty Fourth of July party drinks
The McDermott family's favorite Summer dinner

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