A reader asked about tutorials for making silhouette pet portraits, so here you go! You can do this for any pet, so don’t limit yourself to cats and dogs. A budgie portrait would be really cute!
The video shows 2 techniques—a higher tech version that uses Adobe Illustrator & a robot cutter and lower tech version that uses tracing paper.
Here’s a second tutorial on how to make another version of a silhouette plaque. Just use your pet’s portrait instead.
More ideas on ways to use pet silhouettes from Martha Stewart. I think the suggestion to have a custom rubber stamp made of your pet’s silhouette is a great idea. It would also make a nice gift for a pet lover.
I love this tote bag tutorial—it’d make a cute pillow too! I think I’d sew the silhouette rather than glue it though.
Larger scale pet silhouettes made from plywood are a unique application. You’ll need a jigsaw, router, or something similar for this project.
This two-toned silhouette portrait is lovely. You can use all sorts of colors and patterns to create something really nifty!