My dad loves operating the grill as much as the next guy – so for Father’s Day, I thought of making an easy, fun DIY apron for him to wear whenever he feels the need to grill something. Make one for your dad too with the free printable I’ve provided for you! You don’t even need a die-cut machine as it uses basic materials and your printer!
King of the Grill DIY Apron Supplies:
- Printable inkjet transfer paper for light fabric
- Printable – Download it here!
- Spray bottle filled with water
Step 1. Iron your apron, using a spray bottle filled with water to spray some water on the creases and ironing it down to minimize the creases and make the apron as flat as possible. You won’t get all the creases to go away completely, but most of them will.
Step 2. Download the printable and cut around the design. Please be aware that this is for personal use only! Also, notice that the design is mirrored – I did this since I was ironing it on white fabric and I’m using transfer paper for light-colored fabrics. It is not recommended for you to get a dark-colored apron, but if you do have one and still want to make this, use transfer paper for dark-colored fabric and flip the design over so it’s right-side up. Be aware though that if you use transfer paper for dark colored fabric, the white areas are going to be opaque (meaning to say you will have to cut through every little white detail so it won’t show against your DIY apron).
Step 3. Center your design, and place at your preferred height on the apron. Iron the design, back-side up (iron’s surface must be touching the grid side and not the printed side of the transfer paper). Move the iron every few seconds so you don’t get a burn mark. It will take a few minutes for the design to completely transfer onto the apron.
Step 4. Carefully peel off the transfer paper backing. Mine DIY apron turned out to have a grunge effect as I did not iron the design properly (it needed to transfer more before I peeled the backing) but I love the effect as it gives it a vintage vibe. If you do not like this effect, make sure to iron it more before peeling the transfer paper backing completely.
And now your DIY apron is done! A great way to package it for gift-giving is to add some barbecue essentials with your package (fave barbecue sauce, tongs, etc) and you’re ready to gift it! I think my dad is going to love this! My husband loves it as well but he doesn’t like modelling. Haha!
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Aki is an avid DIYer at heart. She documents her crafting adventures over at Minted Strawberry where she shares various DIYs – but mainly focusing on jewelry, clothing and accessory crafts. She also shares printable cards, wallpapers and other graphic work. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas.