03 April 2013

His & Her Aprons

Today we have something new here.  You guys know I don't do DIY projects.  And this blog has not focused on that as I've been trying to offer something different.  BUUUT - I had the idea that some *LOVE* or *SERVICE* themed DIYs (or activities) could be really great here and there and could still offer something meaningful.  I'm excited about it.  And while I don't do these kinds of posts myself, I'll be searching for people who may want to submit projects.  If you have any interest in submitting, please send a note to contributors@ablogaboutlove.com and we'll send you more info.

Today's His & Her Aprons are from Katy Dennison of All Sorts of Pretty.  So darling. 

You know what they say: Necessity is the mother of invention.  And after my husband needed to wear an apron for helping me with a messy task in the kitchen but had to resort to wearing one of mine (Ha!  It was one of those ruffly Anthropologie ones) he requested he have his own, just in case we were in the same situation again.  It was pretty funny, and I told him he could wear mine whenever he wanted, but he was sure he'd rather have a more manly version.  So I thought I would give him his own, but also made one for me (one can never have too many aprons, you know?).  And what's more masculine than a big mustache or more feminine than a pair of pink lips?  Perfect for cooking something up together in the kitchen!

Ah yes, there's a little added bonus to these aprons: you can make the aprons "kiss", mustache to pink lips, which inevitably leads to actual real kisses, and may or may not lead to...dinner being late :) Wink!

Here's how you make these adorable His & Hers Aprons...

Materials Needed:
    •    Two Aprons (I bought these at the craft store.  Similar here.)
    •    Iron on transfer sheets (available here.)
    •    Iron
    •    Mustache and Lips template (Download here).


Step 1:  Download Mustache and Lips template and print according to package instructions on iron on transfer sheets.

Step 2:  Cut out mustache and lips shapes and place face down on apron.

Step 3: With iron on coolest cotton setting (no steam!!), press for about a minute, gently moving iron around to evenly adhere shapes to fabric.

Step 4:  Once the ink is completely adhered to fabric, set aside to cool for about 2 minutes. Meanwhile, start ironing the next one and once that one is properly adhered, your other should be cooled and ready to have the back peeled off.

Step 5:  Gently pull up a corner of the iron on transfer and slowly pull back.  Voila!  You now have an easy, adorable apron!

Tip:  If you notice the color isn't sticking completely to the fabric while you're lifting off the back, replace it and iron again until it's completely adhered.

So there you have it!  Super easy and cute DIY that's fun to wear with your spouse.  This would be a great (and inexpensive) gift for a couple about to get married too.  You could even personalize each one with their wedding date and new married last name by using the iron on transfer sheets.  Have fun with it!


P.S.  Here are a few things that caught my eye on Katy's blog:

Honey, Almond, and Cranberry Crispies (a healthy treat for sweet tooths!)
DIY Metallic Clay Vases  (I want these for a holiday table centerpiece.)
DIY Almond Milk & Almond Flour (I really, really need to get on this band wagon.)

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  1. doh! it's adorable... but download doesn't work|!!!

  2. Thank you! Fixed it...I think :)

  3. Oh how cute!!! I want to make a set! =)

    Ergo - Blog

  4. love this! katy's blog is awesome. love her original ideas and sophisticated class!


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