Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Wood Silhouette Ornaments

A few weeks ago, I asked my Facebook followers for ornament inspiration.  In return, I promised a free ornament if inspiration struck.  'A Casarella quickly responded with the suggestion silhouettes. 

And, inspiration struck.

Instead of raiding my felt supply, I raided the woodaholic's collection of wood....those wood coaster he lovingly sliced, specifically.

To make your own silhouette ornaments you'll need, 10 minutes of free time and...

A log slice, some black vinyl (or chalkboard contact paper) and a print out of a good profile picture. 

Cut the profile picture out, taking care to cut with accuracy.  Place the printed cutout profile onto the log slice to determine if you need to size up or down or if you have the perfect size already.  When you get the size you want, trace the profile onto the back side of your vinyl and proceed to cut it out.

Peel the back off your vinyl.

Affix the vinyl silhouette to the center of your log slice.

Add an eyelet or drill a hole through the top of your log slice.

Attach ribbon or twine and hang.

These silhouette ornaments would also make adorable placecard holders.  Attach them to a clipping of rosemary then place them onto a dinner plate.  

These silhouette ornaments would also make great gifts for grandparents, friends and/or family.

Not only are these quick to make, whatever you decide to do with them, they will be a timeless and memorable ornament to treasure.

Thanks 'A Casarella for the inspiration (enjoy your ornaments)! 


  1. That has to be one of the sweetest and best(EST) ideas ever for ornaments. YOU know i will have to try this my friend. I just loved it. I am going to try and print it. Thanks for sharing such awesome(NESS) all of the time : )

  2. These ornaments are simply beautiful Amy. Every time you come up with an amazing idea, which is sooo often by the way, I wonder why I didn't think of it myself. And then I realize.... it's because I'm not the awesome Amy. You are a great inspiration... as always. Love these!

  3. So easy! Why did not I think this?

  4. Adorable! Kinda makes me want to put sihouettes on my coasters and still use them as coasters :)

  5. oh my gosh I *totally* luv these! I never thot about doing this with my wood slices or with contact paper! thanks I'm gonna make these this weekend!

  6. You know how much I LOVE my ornaments. Thank you so much!!


  7. What a gorgeous idea! I really like the idea of a place setting/favour in one.

  8. Wow! You never fail to amaze me! These are really cool, what an awesome keepsake ornament. I will have to try my hand at this.
    I missed your call for ornament inspiration, as I'm so bad at going on Facebook. I was thinking yesterday when I saw your Christmas crafts, it would be great to see a felt owl ornament...what do you think?

  9. Love them!!! Definitely one of my favorite ornament ideas yet! I also love the idea of using them as place card holders.

    1. Thanks Maysem. I just think they would look so elegant on each place setting.

  10. Great idea. You could also paint the silhouette onto the wood slice.

  11. Thanks so much Amy. I think this might be one of my favorite ornaments of the year.

  12. Super love this sweet ornament. I love the combo of the elegant silhouette and the rustic wood.

  13. These are so gorgeous! I have such a weak spot for silhouettes (epecially in the cameo-style) - I'd love to have these on my tree! Pinning!

  14. These are so cute! I love them! And they look great on the table as a place setting! :)

  15. Wow! Those are simple cute and an ornament to treasure for sure! I can't believe how long Grace's hair is!

  16. I love so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great yearly tradition, if you decide to do it every year :).


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