Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nailed It - Disney Princess Silhouette's

Anyone who has looked on Pinterest for inspiration for their little girls' rooms has probably seen this set of Disney Princess Silhouettes. 

Disney Princess Silhouettes
Ignore the finger prints (didn't notice them till after I saw the picture -
note to self, always clean glass after putting in your artwork)

Awesome right? Problem was, the version I liked are created and sold by an Etsy store and while I loved them, I wanted to have more than one, and it just wasn't in my budget to get three or more of them. But the longer I looked at them, the more I thought I could do something similar myself. 

After searching Google for silhouettes, I finally found these versions of the Princesses  and off on my merry way I went. (I found out after I started this project that I could have made them myself in Photoshop. If I decide to do this again, I'm totally doing that.)

All you need for this project is the following:
  • Frame (or frames if you are doing multiples. I got mine from Michaels on sale)
  • Silhouettes printed out (you can get them from the site I did, or do it yourself in Photoshop)
  • Colored paper to either use as the background or as the actual silhouette
  • And adhesive of some sort to hold the image to the paper
That's it. I think this cost me a total of $12 - which was just for the frames. I had the paper on hand, printed out the image at home and I just used double sided tape to attach the image to the paper.

Cinderella silhouette

And then it's just a matter of cutting out the silhouette (you can use either scissors or an Exacto knife - I used the knife; was easier to get into all those little fiddly bits).

Cinderella colored silhouettes
You can use the original black silhouette or make a colored version
colored papers
Little P insisted that Abigail be in the photo - apparently she likes colored paper.

Then you can trace the image onto the colored paper if you don't want to have a traditional look, or just stick the silhouette to the paper that you are using as a background, pop it in the frame and voila! You have your very own set of Disney Princess Silhouettes.

And the finished product

So for about a third of the cost, and about 20 minutes of my time, I got new artwork for Little P's room and another craft under my belt.

Did I nail this one or what?


(just as a side note, if you are familiar with vectors you can go to CLKR and download vector templates of all the Princesses there. I'm not that comfortable working with them so I went the easy route, but I know a bunch of you out there could do it).


  1. This is awesome! One of my fav things I have ever brought back from a Disney trip are silhouettes we had done on Main Street of my hubby and I! This is such a cute idea!

  2. Thanks Christie - I love the clean look of silhouettes. I'd have them all over the house if I didn't think it would start to look creepy after a while.

  3. Way to go - DIY is such a beautiful thing. :)

  4. Nailed it!

    This an awesome idea! Too bad hubby would probably give me some weird looks if I tried this one. Haha.

  5. You had me at purple! Cute idea to use silhouettes for wall decor, they're adorable. Popping over from the Tuesday Tea Party and glad that I did. :)

  6. This is such an adorable idea to brighten up any little girls room. Thank you for sharing this at my link party Tea Party Tuesdays.

    1. Thanks Kimberly - and you're welcome. Look forward to doing it again.