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!

  • Modern Waves

    Modern Waves

    This custom silhouette from Etsy uses a vibrant print to contrast your baby’s sweet face.
    $40, Bklyn Silhouettes

  • A Pregnancy Keepsake

    A Pregnancy Keepsake

    What expecting mama wouldn’t love this as a baby shower gift?
    $24, Between Everything

  • DIY Paper Silhouette

    DIY Paper Silhouette

    Learn how to capture your little one’s personality in a great tutorial by Design Sponge

  • A Modern Twist

    A Modern Twist

    This custom silhouette from Etsy puts a modern twist on the classic side-facing silhouette.
    $25, Poppysmic Handmade

  • Chalkboard Cutie

    Chalkboard Cutie

    Your kiddo will love using this sweet silhouette as a chalkboard!
    $50, Silhouette Shop

  • DIY Paper Portrait

    DIY Paper Portrait

    Get step-by-step directions for making your own paper portrait at Family Fun!

  • Simple Silhouette

    Simple Silhouette

    Select the colors and personalize with your child’s name!
    $38, Pretty Mod

  • Silhouette Name Print

    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.

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