Easy DIY Dog Silhouette

January 23, 2012

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.

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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 5x7 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. 

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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!

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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!

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Here is the finished product! I taped the silhouette onto a 5x7 piece of white card stock and stuck it in a frame.

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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.

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20 Responses to “Easy DIY Dog Silhouette”

  1. Impressive. It totally looks professional! You did a GREAT job!!

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  2. That came out soo cute! I have wanting to do that with my dog. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  3. Looks so good!! I made one of Brady's profile for our gallery wall and was really happy with the results. Getting him to sit still was definitely the hardest part haha

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  4. Such a cute idea! I'll have to try with my pups. Thanks for posting about it!

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  5. Sydney is a gorgeous dog! I love this project. I'm definitely adding it to my to-do list. Getting the profile photos for 2 dogs will be the hardest part :)

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  6. Oh what a great idea! Definitely doing this with our lab, Gus.

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  7. OMG> I LOVE THIS. and i adore sydney. she's the cutest sweetest collie EVER.

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  8. OMG this is soooo cute!! Can you make one for me too! I think Wilson and Wrigley look similar enough! ;)

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  9. So darling, I definitely want to try this out! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  10. That looks awesome! Great job, I love it.

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  11. look at you miss fancy pants with your artistic hand! there's no way I could get Toby to sit long enough for that yet alone draw a decent looking picture! haha

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  12. Very cute....I hope it is for me!

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  13. Love this idea! Your silhouette came out perfectly!

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  14. wow, so impressive! you are super talented! great work!

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  15. This is such a great idea! I love it! Can't wait to try it. :)

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  16. Emily WalterJanuary 28, 2012

    Awesome! In the last photo, where's the "lantern" from?

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