Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming really quickly. I have come up with the easiest sewn apron for you to create and wear at your holiday parties. You can use it as a gift or as a simple way to dress YOU up for the festive meal. I made mine for my Spoonful Lab for me and my cute helpers to wear, so there are lots of possibilities for these pretty things.
I think the aprons cost about $1.50 each and took around 10 minutes (other than waiting for the spray paint to dry) to create. I know you are wondering “how!?!” Let me quickly tell you.
The first thing I did was buy some cheap premade aprons. These go for $1.99 at Hobby Lobby. I got mine when they were 50% off. I know you can buy this same sort of thing at a lot of dollar stores and Home Depot as well. I also found them here for $2.99, where they can be shipped to your door step.
I found that for the price and cost of time-I could not beat starting with one of these cheap base aprons.
The next thing I did was lay some thin, pretty lace down over my aprons. I made sure to have the lace pattern laid on straight and that my whole apron front was covered by it. I then used some of my pretty Rust-oleum spray paint and sprayed right over the lace. Note: Make sure you shake your spray paint can really good before starting to spray. Spray about 8 inches above the apron, and spray straight down. Do not spray at an angle or the paint will go under the lace and damage the effect.
After the spray paint dried, I simply picked up the lace, and I had a really pretty decorative pattern on my aprons. I then cut three-inch wide strips of fabric and sewed them on to the bottom of my apron in the same way I did my ruffled shower curtain. I left the strips of fabrics’ edge raw, so there could be fray with wear. That is all there is to it!
My aprons were finished! I think the results are stunning for what I spent making them. I think you could easily do these with either fall or Christmas colors to make a simple festive gift or item to wear at your party. I picture a bunch of cute little girls wearing these for a Christmas cookie decorating party. So fun! There are lots of possibilities. They definitely worked great for me to wear at my Spoonful Lab last weekend!
I hope you are having a great week! Thank you so much for stopping in to check out this easy DIY!
Amanda Dement says
HOW adorable! I am def. making one of these! 🙂
Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says
Super cute! These would be fun for my nieces.
yes Erin! EASY Christmas gifts!!! XOXO, Erica
Robin~All Things Heart and Home says
This is such a great idea! Love the way you painted the lace overlay!!! ox
Thank you so much Robin! It was so easy and the results were such a drastic upgrade! XOXO, Erica
Katie Nathey says
These are sooooo cute! Pinned 🙂
Thank you so much Katie!! XOXO, Erica
Melanie @ The Painted Chandelier says
The aprons are so cute! I love them…..I will be pinning this great idea for gifts or for me 🙂 !!
Thank you Melanie! They were so quick! Great idea for gifts! I saw a plain full apron (kid’s size) and I want to ruffle that up too for my daughter to use at her play kitchen. XOXO, Erica
Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says
Super cute – I had no idea Hobby Lobby had pre made aprons – there’s a hundred things you could do with them!
YESSSS! I want a Christmas apron now! Shall we make them!? XO, Erica