We’ve given you the Cameo Silhouette Plaque DIY and the Cameo Silhouettes 3 Ways DIY, but now that I’m in love with mod podge I think I’ve created the easiest silhouette tutorial ever. The vintage plate makes for a beautiful frame and the whole project took about 15 minutes. This project falls into both our Under $5 and Under an Hour categories, and I think it would make a great gift, do you agree?
Get the full Hanging Vintage Plate Cameo DIY after the jump…
DIY Cameo on a Vintage Plate
1. Assemble your materials. You need Mod Podge (I used glossy), a sponge brush, a vintage plate (this one is actually new, i got it for $2 at a store called “BARGAINS” around the corner) and a picture of your subject. Measure the inside of your plate and print out the image the size you would like to be. For my salad plate I printed out my silhouette 2.5″ tall. My print out is a black silhouette because Jacinda made me one for Prudent Advice for My Baby Daughter, but if you only have an actual picture that’s fine, just make sure it is a profile shot (duh) and print it out. You can visit the DIY Cameo Silhouettes 3 Ways post here for more specific details on cutting it out.
4. Apply a light coat of mod podge to the entire plate. A really thin one will do, you don’t want too much texture. Center your paper cameo cut out on top and smooth any bubbles out with your fingers:
Let it dry competely, about 20 minutes.
5. Apply another thin coat of mod podge on top: