This month’s challenge for Michael’s Makers was to create something using denim, one of the new craft trends for 2015. For my project I took a side profile photo of Boo and collected the following materials: a stretched linen canvas, a roll of denim, and red embroidery thread:
I carefully cut out Boo’s silhouette:
And traced it onto a piece of the denim:
Before cutting out the image I used a paint brush to apply glue around the image to keep it from fraying:
Once it was dry I carefully cut out the silhouette and applied glue to the back:
I spread the glue to the edges using a paint brush and then pasted it down onto the center of the pre-stretched linen canvas:
Next I used a needle and the embroidery thread to stitch Boo’s name and date:
A small detail but a nice personalized touch:
The finished silhouette:
Gift or home decor idea!
More from Michaels:
- Michaels has named denim the craft trend of 2015! Denim has always been a wardrobe staple and now it’s emerging in crafts and home décor.
- If you’re looking for some spring project inspiration, take a look at Michaels’ new Make Market line for DIY project and home décor ideas – all made with simple, on-trend surfaces and textures like chalk, denim, galvanized, burlap and cork.
I love it! Now I know what to help my grandson make for his momma & daddy for gifts. Thanks for sharing. I saw those canvases but had no idea what do with them.
Linda Brierly says
What size photo did you use as you template? Did you stretch it over a frame when finished? So cute and looks so easy to do.
natural maker mom at Satsuma Designs says
Love this riff on silhouettes! Want to add this to baby’s room with big sibs’ profiles. Thanks for checking out my crafts at http://www.satsumadesigns.com/blog best, jen