It must be evident how little time I have to craft lately, because it seems that I keep saying “This was such a quick and easy project!” There were the wood slice ornaments, and the Lalaloopsy Necklace and Bracelet set, and now this one – a Kids Elf Name Apron.
I’m sure you have seen this, or a version of this, floating around the virtual world. I saw it first on Facebook and thought it was so adorable.
I showed my girls, and they thought their Elf names were super duper hysterical, which of course got the wheels turning in my brain on how I could incorporate the names into something for them… enter the Kids Elf Name Apron.
All you need to create your own is a plain apron (I bought these canvas ones at Michael’s for something like $3) and iron on vinyl. I used the Cricut brand in pink glitter and aqua. I was debating using black glitter as well (pictured), but didn’t. A weeding tool is also a HUGE help… I have this set which I love for vinyl designs.
To start, cut out your child’s elf name with your digital cutting machine. I also cut out a hanging star for each apron. Remember to cut the mirror image of your design since you will be cutting from the back! Once cut, remove all of the negative space (the vinyl around your words).
Then, use your weeding tool to pick out all of the tiny little bits inside of the letters. It will look like this when it is done:
When your iron is hot, preheat your fabric by ironing it for 25-30 seconds, and then apply the iron on vinyl with the liner up.
Place the iron on top and apply medium pressure for 25-30 seconds. Then, flip the apron over, and apply iron again for the same amount of time. When you flip it over, your liner should pretty much be falling off. If not, peel gently – and if there is any resistance, but the liner back down and iron for a little longer.
I completed the same process for the star, and then repeated the whole thing again for the second apron.
Aren’t they cute? Only one of my elves was willing to get a photo done (perhaps that has something to do with me making her go outside in the snow for it) but you would think the tray of cookies would make up for that. My two elves are Bubbles SugarSocks and Candy PeppermintBuns. I love it!
What is your elf name? I would love to hear it below! (Mine, by the way, is Candy SprinklePants.)