The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you are the DIY kind, you might want to start sooner rather than later – we all know how busy the season tends to be! This easy handlettered apron DIY can be made fast and easily if you have an electronic die-cutting machine, and if you are the crafty kind and you don’t have one, I seriously urge you to purchase one of these machines. It’s awesome! But now, let’s see how easy it is to assemble this, shall we?
- Plain Apron (I used this natural color adult apron)
- Heat Transfer Material (I used black)
- Electronic Die-cutting Machine (I used a Silhouette Cameo 2)
- Hook Tool
- Handlettered Design (available here for personal use only)
Step 1. Measure your apron so you can size your design accordingly. You’re not limited to the handlettered design – there are a lot of designs out there that you can purchase that would be great for gift giving!
Step 2. Once you have measured your apron, size your design, flip it to mirror and cut. Once your design is cut, remove the negative elements (such as the background, center of the letters, etc). It’s much easier to do this with a hook tool such as the one pictured below.
Step 3. Iron your design onto your apron, making sure it’s centered and straight! The handlettered design gives you a little leeway with regards to straightening, but block letters will not be as forgiving. Once your design is firmly ironed on, remove the plastic carrier sheet.
Bundle this apron DIY up with some new kitchen utensils like this paint dipped spoons gift idea and maybe even some personalized oven mitts, and you’ll have a gift perfect for a kitchen aficionado.
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.