When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things was to cook alongside my mom in the kitchen. One of the details that made it really special was that we had matching Mommy & Daughter aprons that we wore while we worked together. I wanted to re-create this special item with a quick and easy craft project: DIY apron crafts for mommy and me – or daddy, featuring iron on transfers and fabric markers.
Mommy & Me DIY Apron Supplies:
- Darice Adult Size White Apron
- Darice Child Size White Apron
- Matching Iron-on Transfers (I used a flocked cupcake iron-on)
- Kid Safe Fabric Markers/Darice 3-D Fabric Paint
- Iron and Ironing Surface
- Thin Towel or Dish Towel
The exact iron-on instructions will vary depending on the brand of iron-on transfer you use, so be sure to read the instructions before you begin.
For this SEI brand of iron-on transfer:
Step 1. Heat dry iron (no steam) to the Linen-Cotton setting. Place a thin towel on your ironing surface, then lay your apron out. Place iron-on transfer face down on the front of the DIY apron with paper side facing up.
Step 2. Hold and press iron firmly over iron-on transfer for 15 seconds. Let the transfer cool for about a minute.
Step 3. After a minute of cooldown, gently peel the transfer sheet away from the apron.
Step 4. Turn apron over and hold iron over the back of the iron-on decal area for about 10 seconds. Allow the apron to cool.
Repeat the process for the second DIY apron.
Step 5. Color the iron-on graphic in with fabric markers. Read the marker instructions and follow them accordingly.
Enjoy your new DIY apron crafts!
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Heather Mann is the mother of four boys and designs and shares clever crafts with a frugal twist at her site Dollar Store Crafts. She’s also fascinated by the unsuccessful (yet humorous) side of crafting, and explores it at her site CraftFail, and in her new book, CraftFail: When Handmade Goes Horribly Wrong.