Last year I created these DIY silhouette Easter baskets and I got a ton of questions on how I made them. So, I thought I would walk you through how I created the stickers so that you can make your own!
I start with my silhouette. If you don’t have a silhouette use this DIY silhouette tutorial to make one. I also create a new file (this one is sized 8.5×11).
My silhouette file was a flattened jpeg so I need to double click on the silhouette layer on the layer’s palette to ensure that the layer is not locked. Then, in my tool bar I selected the magic wand tool.
I placed the magic wand on the white area surrounding Hudson’s silhouette.
And then I hit delete. The white background should now be gone.
I then drag and drop the silhouette onto the new 8.5×11 file (resize if need be according to how large your sticker will be). My sticker was a little over 3 inches so his silhouette was about 2 inches tall).
Create a new layer in the layers palette. And then select the elliptical marquee tool from your tool bar.
Draw a circle around your silhouette (don’t worry – it doesn’t have to be perfect. As long as it’s on a new layer you’ll be able to move it after it’s drawn).
Select the color you want your sticker to be from the color picker on the toolbar.
And then simply fill it in using the paint bucket tool.
I wanted my silhouette to be white against the colored sticker. So, I clicked on the silhouette layer, chose white from my color picker, and fill in only the silhouette.
Need some ideas for what to put inside of your baskets? Check out this post that I wrote on 50 non-candy Easter basket stuffer ideas.