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Project

Easter Fabric Silhouettes

These decorative fabric silhouettes are a wonderful way to decorate your home for Easter

Introduction

Resources: Double Tack mounting adhesive is available from crafts stores and misterart.com. Shredding scissors are from compact-impact.com. All other tools and materials are available at crafts and fabric-supply stores.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut mat board to 8 by 11 inches. Cover white side of mat board with Double Tack adhesive: Peel one corner of backing, attach to corner of mat board, and remove remainder of backing while smoothing onto mat board.

  2. Step 2

    Print bunny, bunny with cane, chicks 1 and chicks 2, or chicken template. Affix the template to the mat board with regular tape. Cut out the base, stands, and silhouette pieces.

  3. Step 3

    Peel backing off other side of Double Tack, and apply fabric to the silhouette, using a bone folder to smooth. Turn silhouette over, so mat board side is facing up, and cut off excess fabric with a sharp knife.

  4. Step 4

    Affix Double Tack to decorative paper and cut out the shapes within the silhouette, represented by dotted lines. Peel off backing and apply the shapes to the fabric-covered silhouette.

  5. Step 5

    Affix silhouette to the base and stands using craft glue.

  6. Step 6

    To make the "grass," cut a piece of green paper an inch and a half wide by 11 inches long. Use shredding scissors to cut grass along the length of the strip.

  7. Step 7

    Wrap grass around base of silhouette, and affix with double-sided tape. Fill base with candies, and embellish as desired.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2009

Reviews (11)

  • 29 Mar, 2012

    I used two sided scrapbooking paper, that way there is a beautiful pattern on both sides. I also put stickers on the base of each that say things like "Joy" "Friends" "Laughter" etc... I can't wait for Easter to put them on the table!

  • 5 Oct, 2011

    Possible Gift

  • 14 Jan, 2011

    This soo cute, i am going to make this with my kids.

  • 16 Nov, 2010

    Instructions printed out fine but no templates? Shame, we have our own chickens and wanted to make a Christmas card from them to my husband.

  • 2 Apr, 2010

    Prints great for me.

  • 13 Mar, 2010

    Preciosas las siluetas.
    Besos

  • 10 Mar, 2010

    Finally found them..sooo cute ...can't wait to make them....spring~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 6 Mar, 2010

    i can't print them either

  • 4 Mar, 2010

    LOVE IT!!!

  • 4 Mar, 2010

    LOVE IT!!!

  • 12 Jun, 2009

    Why can't i get any of your templates to print out ? especially this one ?
    Please help.... Thank you
    Linda Rohland