28 January 2015

Make Your Own Decorated Apron And Save

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen and have a creative flair, why not make an apron that’s fun to wear while you’re cooking your favorite recipes? It’s easy to do using fabric paint and rubber stamps. Here’s how to decorate an apron quickly and easily:



1 - Gather your supplies

You’ll need a plain white or cream colored apron to serve as the canvas for your art. Once you have your blank apron, it’s time to visit your local craft store to select images to stamp on your apron. Head to the rubber stamp section and you’ll be amazed by the number of stamps available to you. You can stamp any images you’d like on your apron to give it that customized touch. One fun idea is to use images of food. If you look carefully through the rubber stamp offerings, you’ll probably find rubber stamps depicting fruit, fish, veggies, and any number of other fun motifs appropriate for an apron. Make sure the rubber stamps you choose are large enough to be seen. Go for big and bold. Once you have your stamps, pick up some fabric paint in basic black as well as colors appropriate for painting your images once they’re stamped.

Supplies needed:

a) Rubber stamps of your choice (big, bold ones work best)

b) A white or cream colored apron

c) Fabric paints to fill in your stamped images

d) A foam brush

e) Foam board



A white or cream colored apron

Big Accessories - Apron APR54 24
Big Accessories - Apron APR54 24" without Pockets White One Size - $4.40, See Site shipping - Available at The Deal Rack



Fabric Paint

Scribbles - Scribbles 20-Pack Dimensional Fabric Paint
Scribbles - Scribbles 20-Pack Dimensional Fabric Paint - $21.99, 7.72 shipping - Available at Amazon.com



A Foam Brush Applicator

Dyco Paints - Dyco Paints JEN2PB 2
Dyco Paints - Dyco Paints JEN2PB 2" Foam Brush Applicator - $7.36, 6.79 shipping - Available at Amazon.com



Rubber Stamps - Uptown Girls

Art Impressions - Girlfriends Cling Rubber Stamp-uptown Girls Set
Art Impressions - Girlfriends Cling Rubber Stamp-uptown Girls Set - $12.85, 6.64 shipping - Available at Amazon.com



Rubber Stamps - Girlfriends

Art Impressions - 4049 Art Impressions Girlfriends Cling Rubber Stamp-The Weigh In Set
Art Impressions - 4049 Art Impressions Girlfriends Cling Rubber Stamp-The Weigh In Set - $11.44, 6.58 shipping - Available at Amazon.com



Rubber Stamp Set- Way With Words

Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Set-way With Words
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Set-way With Words - $10.99, 5.43 shipping - Available at Target.com



2 - Stamp your apron

Lay the apron down on a flat surface suitable for stamping. Make sure the surface is well protected from the effects of the paint. A foam board works well as a surface for stamping. Use a slightly damp foam brush to apply black paint directly to your rubber stamps. Carefully stamp your images on the apron by pressing firmly into the fabric and quickly removing to avoid smearing or splattering. Reapply the black fabric paint before stamping each new image. Once the images are stamped, allow them to dry for two hours before proceeding.



3 - Paint your stamped images

3 - Paint your stamped images
Once the rubber stamped images are dry, use a damp foam brush to apply the colors of your choice to the interior of the images. This will make your stamped apron come to life with color. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before wearing. Admire your new one-of-a-kind apron!



A hand stamped apron makes a wonderful gift for an enthusiastic home cook. You can even personalize the apron by painting their name on the apron. You can create dozens of unique aprons just by varying the rubber stamps you choose. Give this project a try. It’ll bring out the hidden artist in you.









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