I’ve always wanted silhouettes of our kids and had envisioned them hanging up the stairway wall from the time we bought the house. I think it’s the perfect way to remember this time in our lives and the first year in this home. (I feel like they might still be hanging there when they’re all grown!)
I ordered them from Minted (more about that here) and had them framed in a simple black style. I thought about going with classic black for the silhouettes, too, but just kept going back to the idea of something brighter. (This house just feels like it wants some color!) I went with “blueberry” for the boys and “lime” for the girls.
(Notice I didn’t hang them in birth order. It would’ve driven me crazy if they weren’t staggered by color.)
Although getting their profile pictures proved to be a task (you would’ve thought I was asking some of them for a kidney instead of a quick picture!), the process of ordering and customizing them through Minted was super easy. I just uploaded iPhone pics of each kid:
I love them so much—especially the names at the bottom and the way they captured even the wispiest little hairs (actually the result of her taking scissors to create her own “bangs”. . . ).
I still have some work to do on our stairs. We’ll eventually pull up the carpet and paint the railing. But, for now, these sweet little heads make the 237 times I run up and down my steps every day a little sweeter.
These would make the best Valentine gifts! I blogged about more custom art ideas here.
PS—Check back tomorrow for a really fun announcement!!
Thanks to Minted for partnering with me on this post. Affiliate links used.