These silhouette cutouts (pictured) are an indelible memory from my childhood. One of me and my brother hung proudly in our hallway for many, many years. So when I found Cut Arts -- a shop that custom-makes these unique "portraits" -- I let out a little yelp of joy. (Yay!)
Karl Johnson is the "master scissor artist" behind Cut Arts, and for a small fee you can possess your very own personal silhouette! Just send in a profile photo of your desired subject, and Karl gets handy with his shears. Your basic "bust" starts at $25, and the cost goes up from there. (For a little history on the origins of this art form go here.)
These cutouts are a super neat and original gift idea for a friend, a loved one, or a family member. Karl will cut out most anything, so get one done with your BFF, your cats, even your pair of favorite shoes... the possibilities are endless!