Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Easy Easter Silhouettes



{no fancy digital cutters required}


Is there anything you can't do with a silver serving tray from Dollar Tree? It is my little black dress of crafting materials. I am using the trays in approximately five different projects right now.


This Easter decor project is a little bit vintage with fancy trays and silhouettes, a little bit modern with graphic paper, and a lot of easy.

{ I like just the rabbit alone, but I got carried away and ended up with the Easter trio}



Here is my tutorial, it's so quick and easy, you'll be finished before you can say "Chubby Bunny" with a mouthful of Peeps.


Easy Easter Silhouettes Tutorial


Easy Easter Silhouettes Supply List

Three small silver trays from Dollar Tree
One can of spray paint (satin finish)
Two yards of grosgrain ribbon
Pencil
Scissors
Glue dots or Mod Podge (matte finish)
Printer
Glue gun and sticks
Patterned paper (below are links to the paper I used)



Directions for Easy Easter Silhouettes

1. Spray paint your trays and let them dry (it takes a few coats)

2. Open these sweet little Easter templates from MarthaStewart.com (Thank you, Martha, dear!)


3. Print the bunny template

4. To make all three silhouettes the same size you will need to increase the chick to 135% and rotate to landscape, then print


5. Increase the egg to 135%, then print


6. Cut out the Easter templates and trace them onto patterned paper



7. Cut out Easter silhouettes

8. Attach silhouettes to the trays using either Mod Podge, glue dots or other adhesive of your choice.

9. Hot glue a piece of grosgrain ribbon ( mine is 19 inches long) to the back of the tray to hang it from.




10. Hang your happy Easter silhouettes in a row with tacks. I'm leaving it up to you to decide which goes first, the chicken or the egg?




I am sharing my project on these fabulous blogs this week.


43 comments:

  1. I wish I had a silhouettes--this is a fun idea. The simpleness of it is great.

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  2. Oh my heck, these are SOOOOO cute, Tatum! And you KNOW I love Dollar Tree crafts...I always see those platters there and wonder what cool stuff I could do with them. You just answered my question! Way to go, Twin! And I love the colors of your house!

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  3. Sooo cute! And so simple! I love it!

    I'd love you to link this up at my Friday Link Party if you are interested!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  4. You're so stinkin creative! I love these!! And if you can't find patterns that you like, there's lots of fonts (especially from 2Peas) that are "dingbats" of pictures instead of letters, and there's tons of cute holiday/season ones that would be perfect for these, too!

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  5. cuteeee silhouettesss!! love the results soo much!!! thanks for sharing how to make it!!

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  6. Those are very creative and cute! My favorite is the one with the chick. The shape gives it interest and I just plain love chicks for Easter anyway.

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  7. Love, love, love it!! I think I'll make one with a cross!!
    Coming from the Shabby Chic Cottage linky!!
    Love your blog name and sharing philosiphy!!

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  8. On second thought, I'm going to add this to my version of Fav Friday....Darling Day tomorrow!!
    thanks!!

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  9. so cute! I am bookmarking this one for the next Easter article. Will link back.

    I have a giveaway on my blog. $40 store credit + free shipping to get a drawstring backpack and spring hair accessories. All you have to do is leave a comment. Check it out!
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  10. Those are gorgeous, what a great idea! I've never gotten those serving pieces from the dollar store. Thanks for helping me see them in a totally different way!

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  11. What a wonderful idea! I love these! They're so cute! Thanks for the detailed tutorial! :)

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  12. These are darling. I have yet to find these silver trays at my $1 Tree but I'll keep looking! Saw you on TT&J

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  13. Stopping by from weekend wrap up! I have some of these trays from the dollar tree and have yet to do anything with them. Can't wait to make these!!

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  14. These are awesome, and so simple! I love them. I think I'm going to make some myself, thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. These are cute! Lovely idea!

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  16. I love these - for both their trendy cuteness and the ease of making them! I think I will try my hand at these tomorrow - if it stops raining & I can get outside to paint. I'm your newest follower!

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  17. I love this project! I am not very crafty but this is something I think I could try to pull off! I saw you over at TT&J, I would love it if you linked up to our Sister Sister Sunday party today! Thanks!

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  18. Congrats on the feature on TT&J! I was so excited when I saw you on there!!! "That's my twin! That's my twin!!!" LOL

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  20. Love your platters! I featured you over at Just Pleased as Punch . Check it out! (Sorry for the error comment above!)

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  21. This is excellent! I love your pictures and step-by-step instruction!! I'm going to The Dollar Tree this afternoon....I can't wait to make some for my mantle! Thanks so much for linking up!! :)

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  22. Super cute!!! www.powellfamtx.blogspot.com

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  23. So cute and so easy!!! I love these

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  24. We are featuring this project over at Sister Sister Sunday, I hope you stop by to check it out!

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  25. This is SOOOO cute! I love it and I'm so excited that you did this without a fancy cutting machine (so regular people like me can re-create the magic)! : )

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  26. Cute, love the different shapes and sizes for a wall display. I have to find the closest dollar store ;

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  27. Super idea and toooooo cute!

    amber @ barbwired

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  28. This is just genius....I love it!!! It would be so great to do these for every holiday/season.


    Kelly

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  29. These are absolutely adorable! I love them.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  30. This is darling! What a fun project! Thank you for sharing!

    Betsey at b.bar
    www.bybbar.blogspot.com

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  31. Really cute! I think I could do this...would be cute for a kid's room too, with different silhouettes. New follower, would love if you stopped by my blog to visit and perhaps follow!

    Erika @ Blissimagesandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  32. These are utterly adorable! I am in love and RAN straight to the dollar store! Thank you for sharing!

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  33. So cute and simple! I love Dollar Tree :) Thanks for sharing!

    Deanna

    http://deelitefulcreations.blogspot.com/

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  34. How absolutely adorable! Thanks for letting us know where to find the trays and the silhouette patterns! I need to try this!

    Found you thru your link at Fridays Unfolded Stuff and Nonsense. I did a post too, and would love for you to drop by and visit me!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  35. those are so adorable, i love them!!!

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  36. these are fantastic. I am going to make some sets for suprise gift! Love your blog found you on UCreate. We are newbies in blogland too. We are new followers!
    I would love for you to link up this project at our Sister Sunday Link Party open now.
    Amy
    www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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  37. This is FABULOUS! Saw some trays at Goodwill today & you've inspired me to get crafty!!!

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  38. Love the different shapes and sizes, the ribbon makes it all pop!
    Cute idea!

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  39. I thought these were the cutest thing, I had to give them a try! Please stop by to take a look :) Thanks for sharing the awesome tutorial and the links! Happy Easter!

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  40. What color of paint did you use and did you use paint primer? Thank you do much!

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