Happy Monday everyone! Over the weekend I finally got around to a mini project that’s been on my to-do list since November….a DIY dog silhouette! My mom has been wanting one of her sweet collie Sydney for awhile now. Sydney is 13 years old and can no longer hear…but she’s such a sweetheart. This project was really easy, so I thought I’d share how I did it with all of you.
First, try to get a profile photo of your dog. This was really hard to do since Sydney could not hear us and kept getting confused. So I made do with what I had!
Adjust the photo on your computer screen until it is the size you want. I wanted mine to fit into a 5×7 frame. Then, turn up the brightness on your computer so you can see the photo really well. From there, simply use computer paper to trace the outline of the dog.
Since Sydney is sort of at an angle and her mouth is open (I wanted it closed for the silhouette) I had to fudge it a bit and draw a few parts free hand. I am no artist…but I think it turned out pretty good!
Then, flip over your drawing and use the old-school tracing method. I made sure I had pencil marks all around the outline of the silhouette. Then flip it back over and trace it on to black card stock. You’ll be able to see a faint pencil outline on your black paper. Then cut it out!
Here is the finished product! I taped the silhouette onto a 5×7 piece of white card stock and stuck it in a frame.
Easy and simple gift for any dog lover! I’m going to make one of Wrigley next….as long as I can get him to sit still for a photo, that is.