Monday, March 25, 2013

PINspiration: WDW Weenie Art

A year ago tomorrow, I pinned some Princess Silhouette Art that I wanted to use in the baby's nursery, if the baby were a girl.  Well, he wasn't!  Since I had a boy, over 6 months ago, I didn't want to use the Princess art in his room.  Instead, I decided to use Disney Weenie's for the silhouettes.  If you're not familiar with what a Disney "Weenie" is, it's a visual icon in a Disney Park that draws in guests.  Think Spaceship Earth, Cinderella Castle, Tree of Life and The Sorcerer's Hat.


So, I made my own Weenie Silhouettes!  I failed to take pictures of the full process.  I only have the final product.  :(  But, I'll give you the details of how I did it!

First I did a Google Image search for each of the icons.  I searched for "Disney Spaceship Earth Silhouette" until I found an image I liked.  For the Tree of Life and Spaceship Earth, I had to find a picture of those icons on a trading pin.  For the Sorcerer's Hat, I found an embroidery design I liked.  Once I found all my images, I saved them, cropped them and printed them on a full 8.5x11 sheet of paper.

Next, I placed the printed copy of the icon on the colored card stock paper.  I used an exacto knife to cut out the outline of the images on the printed copy.  Then I was able to see the faint indention on the colored paper and used the exacto knife again to cut out the image.

Once I had all of my icons cut out of the colored paper, I placed them on a sheet of white paper and framed them.



Once I get them hung in Big-E's room, I'll take another picture!

For my next Silhouette project, I may do the Toy Story Characters: Buzz, Woody, Jessie, etc!

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5 comments:

  1. Too funny! I was thinking yesterday about how I needed to look up the silhouettes that you did a while back because I'm planning something similar in the kids' bathroom. Perfect timing...thanks! And thanks for linking up!

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  2. Love this Beth!! Great idea!!

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  3. oh wow I love this! I think I have to try to make these. They turned out awesome

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