DIY: Silhouette Pet Portraits Round-Up


(via SilhouetteArt)

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!


An appliquéd onsey or t-shirt is pretty cute.

DIY: Custom Pet Tee

Cute!  Here’s a Pet Tee project for that little someone in your life. (via CRAFT) Ellen over at The Long Thread has a great tutorial on how to make these custom pet tees with pics of your own pets.  She tells you how to photoshop your images and what to do next.  Pretty easy!

You’ll need:

  • digital images
  • computer
  • ink jet printer
  • photoshop or image software
  • iron-on image transfer paper (don’t use the opaque version or the color of the shirt won’t show through the image)
  • iron
  • cotton shirt

If you need help with how to use iron-on transfer paper, check out this video tutorial and this tutorial with some more tips.