Mr. & Mrs. Aprons: A Gift

Grady and I attended a "His & Hers" shower this weekend for one of our good friends. I'm not quite sure why, but when thinking about what to bring, I immediately thought aprons... 
Here's what I came up with:

Step 1: Iron on adhesive paper to burlap approximately the size of a sheet paper (you can find this at any craft store).

Step 2: Cut out your burlap around the paper and shoot it through the printer. (The adhesive paper makes the burlap stiff enough to move through your printer...allowing you to print whatever font you'd like on your burlap. Maryann from Domestically Speaking has a great tutorial...however she used freezer paper...and for this particular project, it's best to use the iron-on adhesive paper. You'll see why in a bit.)

Step 3: Cut around your font and peel off the adhesive backing.

Step 4: Finish the edges with a zig-zag stitch. (Because the back is sticky/rubbery from your adhesive, it's hard to push the fabric through the sewing machine. Simply place the paper you peeled off under your fabric allowing the fabric to glide easily- being careful not to touch it with the needle.)

Step 5: Place your burlap on the apron and iron it.

Step 6: Sew your burlap to the apron using a straight stitch.

Here is the final product all put together.

Note: Unfortunately, I would imagine these aprons wouldn't wash all too well. My intentions were really just for looks, however, a solution might be painting the aprons with fabric paint instead...

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  1. Great idea! Although in our house we would just need one apron for me to cook in and one dishtowel so my husband could do the dishes. It's a good division of labor, the food is edible and the dishes are done!


  2. I just posted my Mr. & Mrs. Frame!! Looks good-super creative as usual! :)

  3. Those are cute, and I'm thinking now after 30 years of marriage how funny it would be to give this to my husband as a gift...... except as a hint, have BOTH aprons say Mr.!


  4. Such a great idea to give to a new couple....

  5. Adorable! Love, love, love. Good idea!

  6. Very cute! Thanks for sharing.


  7. These are adorable and great tip on backing them with adhesive paper! I am pinning this for inspiration!


  8. These are so cute! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. So if you could just pop on over to my blog to look at the rules I would appreciate it. Thanks and congrats! Love your blog by the way, you are soooo crafty!:)

  9. Fabulous gift - but I would have to make two for my hubs so he can do all the cooking and I can watch!

  10. Such a clever gift idea! I'm sure the happily engaged couple just loved it!



  11. What a cute idea! Reminds me of my wedding. My mom made Mr and Mrs burlap signs for the back of our chairs!

  12. This is such a cute idea!!! I will definitely be borrowing your idea in the future. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. These are such a cute idea! Love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing!!

  14. This is so sweet, what a great gift! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  15. What a fun gift idea! I didn't know you could run fabric (let alone burlap) through the printer! You're a genius! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes! Me either! I found that idea from Domesically Speaking! I guess SHE's the REAL genius!! :)

  16. Are you serious!? This is so awesome!! So easy and affordable and personal!! I love it!
    Stopping over from 52 Mantels party!

  17. Hi,

    I followed you over from Live Laugh Rowe Link Party and this is a wonderful gift for the bride and groom.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com.

    Have a great day,

  18. I love this idea for a shower gift. I love aprons and always wear them when I'm hosting a Holiday dinner. Great idea. I'm your newest follower. I hope you will follow me back at http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

  19. This is such a good idea for a wedding gift! Thanks for sharing this over at The Winthrop Chronicles.

  20. CUTE! Thanks for linking up, I just featured your project on my fb page: http://www.facebook.com/seevanessacraft

  21. This is a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

  22. I am featuring these tomorrow ; ) Such a cute idea!


  23. Squeee! how cute is that!?
    I'm commenting per the weekend hop, http://tatertotsandjello.com/2012/04/weekend-wrap-up-party-100-gift-basket-from-mindy-maes-market.html#comment-175761

    come visit me at http://pleasegivepeasachance.blogspot.com/

  24. Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!


    XO, Aimee

  25. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  26. Holly this is so cute! I love the gift all put together, too! Hope you guys are well!

    Take care,


  27. Adorable! What a fun gift. I'm featuring this on my Show & Tell superstars pinterest board. Thanks for linking up.

  28. This is such a cute gift idea! I'm featuring this at The Little Giggler today! http://www.thelittlegiggler.com/2012/04/some-fabulous-features.html

  29. OMG!! I love that you did this with burlap!! So great, such a cute and easy homemade gift!!
    Thanks so much for linking up to our Naturally-Nifty Party! This week's party is up! We would love for you to stop by and link up!


  30. Lovely!! I had no idea you could print on burlap like that!!

    Pinned (now!) and featured (tomorrow!)

  31. We love your aprons! - Today is our Saturday Showcase. You can link up anything Fashion & accessories. We have two link ups- one for bloggers who have a Fashion craft post to share and the other link up for those who are selling their Fashion crafts on their blog or ETSY, etc. http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/05/saturday-showcase-diy-fashion-ideas/

  32. Holly, thank you for linking these up last week in our Saturday Showcase! We loved them and really thought your gift basket was a great idea! Our new linky is up and running and would love for you to visit again! This week's theme is any craft! So come over and show off!!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  33. These hand made aprons are good for giving as a gift to a friend who work in hotel relate to the cooking department i m sure he loves it.
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  34. it look so easy and affordable..I will definitely use this in future.

  35. Could you brief me more about this aprons gifts?


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