Vintage Silhouette Ornament

I hope you enjoyed the Pennywise Presents series as much as I did.   While it did give me a great break to get all my handmade holiday projects done I missed posting and being so involved!   I am glad to be back.   Today I want to show you how to make a Vintage Silhouette Ornament…




I had made a Chalkboard Silhouette Pillow for my son’s room and I still had the digital file.   I used the program that came with my Silhouette machine to design the silhouette.   Then I shrunk it to fit inside my 3” embroidery hoop and added “Isaac 2010” in the Pharmacy font from bubby

I cut out my file onto heat transfer material in a mirrored image. IMG_1592 Then I ironed it onto some cotton linen fabric using some scrap fabric as a press cloth.IMG_1593

I removed the plastic backing and had a perfectly cut silhouette of my son.

IMG_1594 Then I hooped it into the embroidery hoop and cut the excess fabric on the backside.IMG_1595IMG_1596 You can either cut out some felt to cover the edge or be lazy like I  was and just put fray check on the ends.   Then cut a length of ribbon and hot glue the ends one over the other while it is threaded through the top space between the hoop and the pin.IMG_1598 Take another length of ribbon and make a bow out of it and then hot glue it onto the top… IMG_1599 and you are done.   It is a cute little reminder of those darling features on a 4 year old boy.


I love handmade ornaments to pull out year after year and reminisce about older days.   So fun!

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  1. What a wonderful idea. I love it.

  2. What treasures. Thank you for adding the tutorial. You make it seem easy. I'd like to do the grandkids for keepsakes.

  3. Molly Smith says:

    My gosh he is a cutie pie and that silhouette is perfect! What a precious keepsake.

    Yes, I enjoyed your Pennywise series, bookmarked several projects to try and … need to go back and make sure I didn't miss any 🙂 xo

  4. Nina @ Momma Go Round says:

    So cute! I'm working on a silhouette of my son for my mom for Christmas anyways, so this would be great to add!

  5. Such a nice ornament.
    I love these ideas. I'm getting a Silhouette for Christmas. I was regretting it as I keep hearing people having problems using it.
    Thanks for sharing,

  6. Ginger@cottageonrosewood says:

    Great Idea. I just love it.

  7. Riding N Cars with BOYS! says:

    What a cute ornament idea!

  8. kami @ says:

    I love this Beckie! so cute!

  9. Love this idea!! Thank you, I just made these for my children last night 🙂

  10. Could you give me more specific details on how you took the picture
    And turned it into a silhouette?

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