Crafts using silhouettes are a very easy and very fashionable. Here are some great tutorials that use silhouettes in some fun and different ways.
Create silhouette bulletin boards with Country Living.
Photo Susie Cushner - Country Living
Country Living shares a great slideshow on the many ways that you can use silhouettes, including using fabric scraps to brighten up the traditional black and white silhouette.
Craft Werk shares a great way to transform ugly mugs by covering logos with a silhouette painted with blackboard paint. Brilliant idea.
Cottage and Vine shares a way to paint silhouettes onto dish towels.
Jazz up a plain tote bag with some silhouettes using this tutorial from Martha Stewart.
Decorate albums and binders with floral silhouettes with Martha Stewart's help.
Martha Stewart shares a tutorial to make stationary using the silhouettes of pets - who says silhouettes must be of humans?
3 in Under 3 shares a great way to make personalised silhouette canvases of your family.
Craftastical shares an easy way to jazz up a framed silhouette with a background created with ripped paper.
I created this rock doorstop a while ago by simply painting a silhouette on a rock from the garden. Download the silhouette pattern and get the how-to by clicking the link.
Of course, there is always my tutorial for the Regency Silhouette Christmas Ornaments. Change the colours to pastels and substitute some spring flowers instead of the holly and they would make perfect Easter decorations - complete with ladies in their Easter bonnets.
There are lots of books out there to help you with silhouettes from titles that help you to learn to draw your own silhouettes, like "Silhouettes: Discovering the Lost Art"
And "Silhouettes: How to Cut for Fun and Money".
To titles that provide pre-made and often historical silhouettes to make use of in your crafts, like "Silhouette Designs for Artists and Craftspeople".
Or better yet, this book which comes with a CD full of electronic clip art.
Once you've got some silhouettes the book "Silhouettes" will show you how to incorporate these striking images into your contemporary crafts.
Whether you customise your silhouettes with the faces of your family and friends or use other pre-existing images, you will be sure to raise your profile.