How to make Custom Boutique Style Aprons with Iron On Glitter Vinyl - Major Hoff Takes A Wife

How to make Custom Boutique Style Aprons with Iron On Glitter Vinyl






A few months ago I had a friend approach me about an idea for her daughter’s birthday party. She had planned a really fun party, with the theme as an “Art Party”. She was full of fabulous ideas. Since the kids would be playing with paint and other materials, she wanted an apron for each child in attendance. She really wanted each apron/smock to be personalized. At first we discussed using my embroidering machine, but I suggest this method as it saves a lot of time, and this was the perfect medium for it! The custom glitter monograms are so easy to make. I’ll take you step by step on how easy.
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This is the product I used (specifically the glitter iron on vinyl):
Ironon
You can usually find it in Michaels, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s and other craft stores. Or you can always find it online (link provided below).
I started off with a plain pink apron from Hobby Lobby for the birthday girl.
Using Iron on Cricut glitter material
First, in your cricut software (or other cutting software), pick a circle and make it the size you would like. This one was about 6 inches. Next, pick the letter of the monogram you would like. You can place it on the circle in the software first to make sure it fits. I kept mine separate so that they would cut separately since I was using the gold glitter and the hot pink glitter vinyl. Using the directions provided from cricut, cut out the circle with one vinyl and the letter with another. The video online for the iron on vinyl is perfect for showing you what to do. I’ll be honest and tell you I watch it. Every. Single. Time. I cut iron on vinyl. I just don’t want to make a mistake—and it’s quick. Once it’s cut, place the gold glitter vinyl centered on the apron and iron as directed. Let your apron cool before moving on to the next step.
Personalized Monogrammed Apron with Cricut
Center your letter onto the circle. Be sure to leave enough of the clear top on the letter to cover both the letter and the circle. Iron on as directed. Once it’s cooled remove the clear paper. ENJOY! That’s it. For real. It is that easy. My friend came over and we knocked out about 12 of them in a half hour.
Iron on glitter cricut letter to apron
The other children received a white smock with just their initial. My friend purchased these from Oriental Trading company, and they did not like the iron. We finagled them so they worked, but I would only recommend using a knit or cotton material and not this disposable material.
My friend was really pleased with her daughter’s apron, and the smocks were a hit of the party. If you don’t have a machine, you could easily cut out the letters and circles. But the machine—my friends—it is incredible! I am so in love with the new Explore machine from Cricut. It is so user friendly and makes crafting so much easier. If you are interested in a cricut, they are offering Free shipping until the end of the month with the code: MYSTERYSHIP



They also have an incredible bundle going right now with the new EXPLORE machine and an iron on bundle. You would have everything you need for this bundle!
Cricut Explore® + Cricut Iron-On Bundle
Need more ideas on what to do with your cricut? There are tons of projects on pinterest, but here are a few of mine:
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23 comments

  1. Ok. how fun is this! I know you don't have little girls but I think this would make cute gifts for the "beginning baker". I bet you could use the same concept to do "upcoming chef" aprons too! Cool idea!

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    1. Oh yes, I think the ideas are endless for these! Cute mama aprons for housewarmings, wedding showers, etc..!

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  2. I really want to use some of the Cricut glitter vinyl -- I love how it looks!

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    1. I can't believe you haven't tried it yet! It is so great and very good quality!

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  3. This is why I need a Cricut Explore. I want to make these aprons.

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    1. Cricut Explore is simply amazing. Every crafter needs one!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! It's such a time saver, especially with the cricut!

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  5. I'm going to make these for my girls for Christmas. Seriously. This is fantastic!!

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    1. They are so easy, and inexpensive! They will make great gifts!

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  6. Love this and how adorable is your daughter!

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    1. Thanks Lindsay, but I can't take credit for the cute girl--she's my friends. LOL, I'm a boy mom!

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  7. So cute! And look how happy she is! Thank you for sharing with at The Caffeinated Crafters Link Party this week

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  8. very cute! i love the sparkles! thanks for linking up to Create LInk Inspire...

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    1. Thanks for hosting! The sparkles are awesome!

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    1. They are soooooo easy! That was the best part!

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  10. Very cute! I love glitter vinyl! Which Cricut cartridge is this A from?

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    1. Mandee, I used fonts already on my computer in my software. I'm guessing it's a standards "curlz" font. Thanks for asking! The glitter vinyl is amazing!

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  11. Too cute! And I love that it looks way more complicated than it actually is!

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