I did this project a while back and just realized I never posted it! So I’m doing it now. Enjoy!
- A round wood board. Find them for about $1 at your craft store.
- Chalkboard paint. Regular matte or satin black paint works well too.
- A white paint pen.
- A profile picture of your little one. (or whoever you’re doing this project for)
- Paint brush.
- Access to a computer with a basic photo editing software.
I did two of these (one of each of my boys) and I think they turned out so cute. *TIP* This project would also be adorable with a dog face silhouette or as “His” and “Hers” memo boards.
1. Take a picture of your subject (in my case each of my sons) close up and profile.
2. Upload it into your computer.
3. Resize it to fill about 3/4’s of a regular piece of computer paper.
4. Print it out and cut out the profile pic. Set it aside.
5. Paint your round wooden board with your black chalkboard paint. This might take a couple of coats. *TIP* I use a simple foam craft brush to make the paint go on evenly instead of a regular paint brush.
6. Once your board is dry, center your profile pic and trace around it with a pencil. *TIP* To make the silhouette more decorative, try to end the profile at the bottom with soft curving graceful lines that flow down a bit through the chest and back to avoid a “floating head” look. This is hard to explain but you can just look at my pics and get a feel for what I mean.
7. Pull the pic away and then trace over your pencil line with your paint pen. *TIP* You’ll most likely need to blot the paint pen on a scrap piece of paper first to get the ink flowing smoothly. Try to use as few strokes as possible so that the paint from the pen doesn’t pool up anywhere.
8. Now just wait for it to dry and hang it up somewhere! You can use ribbon or a picture hook or just prop it up somewhere. Wasn’t that easy breasy?!