How hard are dad's to shop for? Seriously I have the hardest time coming up with gifts for father's day for my husband, my dad and grandpa's but this year I seriously put my nose to the grindstone and after a lot of brainstorming I've come up with a few really fun ideas. I'll be sharing them tomorrow morning on Fox4 here in KC, so if you're around tune in. :) First up is this awesome DIY Father's Day grillmaster bbq apron. I'm totally in love with it, Matt thinks its pretty cool too. You can totally do this for your dad, total project time it took me about an hour- easy peesy!
First start with a basic apron, I purchased this tan one at walmart, but any basic unisex apron will do. Since this apron had a pocket on it and I knew I wanted to add some stripe fabric to it I removed the pocket that came on it. After removing it I used it as a pattern to cut out the new pocket. Lay it flat on the backside of the fabric and measure about 1/2" around the removed pocket so you have some extra and cut it out. Once you cut it out fold over one of the long sides twice and then topstitch it. After that fold over each side 1/2" and iron flat, pin it to the apron and then sew it down. Make sure to cover the same area where the previous apron was sewn down.
After you sew the pocket on you'll want to cut out your vinyl stencil and then paint the design. I love my silhouette cameo and use it all the time, its so great for this type of project. I designed the Dad/Cow logo in silhouette studio and you can download the silhouette file HERE. Cut it out of vinyl, peel the inside of the letters off the page and then use transfer paper to move it onto the apron. Using red craft paint paint the inside of the stencil and then let it dry. After it is completely dry remove the stencil and voila! Beautiful fun printed apron! ;)
What are you getting your dad for father's day? I'd love to have a few more ideas!