Modern Baby Silhouettes: A New Spin on an Old Tradition
When selecting nursery decor, I look for things that stand the test of time and will make the transition from a baby’s to a toddler’s to a child’s room or play space.
That’s one of the reasons I love silhouettes. Not only are they personalized and perfect for the nursery, they’re sure to become treasured keepsakes when your baby is older. And forget about the old-fashioned black and while silhouettes that lined the walls of your great-grandmother’s house: today’s silhouettes are modern, bold and whimsical.
One of these would make the perfect gift for a special mother or grandmother in your life too (*hint hint*)!
I’ve rounded up some of my favorites!
This custom silhouette from Etsy uses a vibrant print to contrast your baby’s sweet face.
$40, Bklyn Silhouettes
A Pregnancy Keepsake
What expecting mama wouldn’t love this as a baby shower gift?
$24, Between Everything
DIY Paper Silhouette
Learn how to capture your little one’s personality in a great tutorial by Design Sponge
A Modern Twist
This custom silhouette from Etsy puts a modern twist on the classic side-facing silhouette.
$25, Poppysmic Handmade
Your kiddo will love using this sweet silhouette as a chalkboard!
$50, Silhouette Shop
DIY Paper Portrait
Get step-by-step directions for making your own paper portrait at Family Fun!
Select the colors and personalize with your child’s name!
$38, Pretty Mod
Silhouette Name Print
The vintage graphics contrast with bold colors and modern design in this customized print. It’s perfect for a child’s room!
$27, Almost Sunday Designs
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. She writes about all things toddler at Babble’s Toddler Times. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.