Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fourth of July Silhouette Decor

Create your own Fourth of July
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson
Silhouette Decorations
(2) 8"x10" Canvases
Blue Spray Paint
Full Sheet Labels (Avery 5353)
(2) 8"x10" Frames
Hot Glue
3M Hanging Hooks
Optional: White Paint and Paint Brush

1.  Print silhouettes onto full label sheet.  The images are 7.75"x5.25".

2.  Cut out silhouettes from full sheet and adhere to canvas. To ensure full attachment, flip canvas over and push on label from backside. 

3.  Spray paint over silhouettes.  Be sure to spray straight down - not at a side angle.  If the label starts to lift from absorbing paint,this will preserve the silhouette.

4.  Allow canvas to fully dry and lift off label. 

**Optional: If your silhouette doesn't have clean edges, use white paint {plus a steady hand and patience} to clean up edges and fill in silhouette.  If you do this, you must fill in the entire silhouette to create a clean image.

5.  Press into 8"x10" frames.  I bought mine at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.  I just removed the glass and backboard to give me an empty frame.  It was easy just to pop my canvases into the back - no glue or adhesives required.

6.  Decorate with embellishments.  I used a wood star, felt star sticker and red ribbon.

7.  Display proudly on your wall!  I used 3M Hanging hooks - the open canvas back makes hanging a snap!

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