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DIY Apron Hostess Gift with Cricut Iron-On Designs

DIY Apron Hostess Gift with Cricut Iron-On Designs

!There has been a time or two when I’ve expressed my undying love for all things Cricut. There is a reason for that. Cricut is awesome, and they are constantly coming out with really awesome products. The new Cricut Iron-On Designs are no different–they make whipping up a DIY apron hostess gift a total snap! I’m talking less than five minutes, and that is WITH the extra embellishments.

What are these new Cricut Iron-On Designs you speak of, you say? They’re high-quality iron-on graphics that are ready to apply. No printing, no cutting, and flawless iron-on results with the Cricut EasyPress or your household iron. There are over 50 designs available in the Cricut store and they come in large and small. There’s enough really creative variety available there you can personalize apparel, tote bags, pillows, canvas…writing the whole list would be exhausting, but you get the picture. The iron-on images will transfer to any color–not just white! And if you’ve got a Cricut machine of your own, you can totally add any additional vinyl designs to these babies.

Here are a few that I used, but there are so so many more!

how to make a DIY apron hostess gift – holy guacamole!

When the pack of Cricut Iron-On Designs showed up, there were a few in there my tweenage daughter went ga-ga over. This “Holy Guacamole!” Iron-On was one of them. Although this would make a really great apron hostess gift, I am going to let her keep this one for when she cooks. You can pick up blank aprons at your local craft store, or use Amazon.

Hostess Apron Materials:

  • “Holy Guacamole!” Cricut Iron-On Design (buy it here)
  • White apron (buy it here)
  • 7/8 inch black and white polka dot ribbon
  • Fabric glue

Using an Cricut EasyPress and a Cricut EasyPress Mat are going to be the easiest way to iron on your image, but a regular iron will also work. I love the EasyPress/Mat combo because it makes everything fool-proof simple. The EasyPress keeps perfect temperature (unlike irons) and has a handy built-in timer for pressing. The EasyPress Mat you can use on any surface. No loading up the table with towels, it’s just one little easily moved cushion to deal with.

On to making our apron!

For the Cricut EasyPress: Heat your Easy press to 340 degrees. Once you’re all warmed up, place your apron on your Cricut EasyPress Mat heat up your material for 15 seconds. Put your Cricut Iron-On Design on the apron in the position you want it to be in. Press with the EasyPress for 30 seconds. Turn your apron over and press the back for an additional 15 seconds.

Let the Iron-On cool a little, a minute will do, then peel off the plastic carrier sheet.

If you don’t have an Cricut EasyPress Mat, the heating times are a bit longer. Check out the Cricut Recommended Settings page for exact heat times.

For a conventional iron:  Heat up your material for 15 seconds. Put your Cricut Iron-On Design on the apron in the position you want it to be in. Iron for 50 seconds. Turn your apron over and press the back for an additional 15 seconds. Let the Iron-On cool a little, a minute will do, then peel off the plastic carrier sheet.

Next we’re going to add a little embellishment! A little ribbon across the top makes the apron look a little fancier. All I did was cut my ribbon slightly longer than the length of the top of the apron, then added a little fabric glue to the back of the ribbon. When you glue the ribbon to the apron, nestle the ribbon up against the top hem of the apron. You should have a little bit of ribbon sticking out past the edges when you’re done.

Add a little fabric glue to those edges and fold them to the back to finish.

You can glue on a little bow as well to the corner of the apron. That’s it! Should be less than 5 minutes in total to finish everything. Your DIY apron hostess gift or gift to your ham of a kid is complete and ready to give.

She really did love this Cricut Iron-On Design!

how to make a DIY apron hostess gift – holy guacamole!

This was another Cricut Iron-On Design that we absolutely loved. It really did scream “I need to go on an apron!!” I think it would look equally fabulous on a canvas for the kitchen. I purchased this ruffled bottom apron at my local craft store.

Materials:

  • “Kiss the Cook” Cricut Iron-On Design (buy it here)
  • White apron
  • 1 inch white polka dot ribbon
  • Fabric glue

You’re going to use the exact same ironing method as you did in the last apron. The difference? This Iron-On is bigger. If you’re using your EasyPress, you’ll have to press in sections. No biggie. Just try not to overlap your heating areas too much.

Wait a minute for the plastic to cool then lift up the carrier sheet!

To add a little embellishment to this apron, I cut a piece of ribbon and used fabric glue to attach it to the pocket. I used a safety pin to pin on a large bow to the tie of the apron. Quick and easy! And an oh-so-cute apron hostess gift!

Be sure to check out the Cricut Iron-On Design page and see all the fantastic designs you can use for your next project!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

 
Thanks for checking out my DIY Apron Hostess Gift with Cricut Iron-On Designs post. Check out my full collection of Cricut articles, and also find more Cricut & Silhouette vinyl craft ideas by Mariah Leeson, House of Ideas Collections, Michelle Stewart, Ashley Johnston, Randi Dukes, Tauni Everett and Liz Call.
 
Paula Biggs

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a professional party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party and craft ideas. You can also buy birthday party supplies, printables and accessories from the Frog Prince Paperie Etsy shop.

Nikki from Tikkido

Thursday 26th of April 2018

Those are AWESOME! I have serious Cricut envy!