Sigh. What a week it has been. Monday morning I got up with motivation and ready to get back on track with blogging, after the unintentional blogging break I’ve kind of taken over the last few weeks. I worked for a few hours that morning, and by mid day, I was SO sick. I was throwing up and a couple of hours after I started, one of my boys started, then another, then my youngest, then my husband. By Tuesday morning we were all finished withe the throw up, but we were all so tired and weak. I didn’t send any of my kids to school on Tuesday, and we all rested. We are so glad to have all that behind us! Anyway, I’ve been creating a few things here and there, but I haven’t even taken pictures of some of the projects. I did make some felt flowers the other day and shared a picture of them on my instagram feed. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of this blogging schedule. Something has just thrown me off in the last few weeks, and I’m hoping to find my groove again. Today though, I want to share this super cute and fun Dad’s Helper Kids Tool Apron with you. Isn’t it a fun one? It would even be fun for Father’s day!
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Dad’s Helper Kids Tool Apron Supplies:
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut EasyPress 2 (small size)
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Heat Transfer Vinyl in Selected Colors (I used White, Silver, and Gold)
- Weeding Tools
- Blank Apron (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
- Cricut Design Space Cut File
I actually cut out this design with the “Dad’s Helper” in black, and then decided that it would be too dark for the blue apron, and cut it a second time with white. I wasn’t sure how it would look, but it turned out well. This would also work well to put on a shirt. 🙂
One of the things that I love about Cricut Design Space and Cricut Access is that there are so many different designs available to use. I did a search for the things I was looking for and was able to find nearly all of what I needed. For this project, I found the word “dad” in a design that I liked, but I couldn’t find the word “dad’s”. I found another word with an “s” on the end and sliced it off. I added an apostrophe and the “s” to the word and made it what I wanted. I’ve done this with several projects that I can’t find the exact word for. Once I had my design ready, I sent it to cut on my Cricut Maker to be cut.
TIP: Make sure to mirror your image before you cut. You can find more tips on cutting Heat Transfer Vinyl with your Cricut Maker here. Once your design is all cut, use your weeding hook to weed the design.
Because this project has multiple layers of vinyl, to make sure it all lines up and is centered on the project, place all three weeded layers together, then place them centered on the apron. Once the entire design is where you want it, peel off the top two layers, so you can press the first layer.
After you’ve preheated your EasyPress 2 (I always look up my settings on this interactive guide), press the first layer of the design.
Once pressed, warm peel the first layer.
Each layer of this project is large enough that it covers up the previous layer. Usually I would recommend to keep the carrier sheet from each layer for covering while applying heat, but this time it isn’t needed. Place the second layer.
Apply heat to the second layer and warm peel it as well.
Place the third and final layer onto the apron.
Use the EasyPress to apply heat. Once the front of this layer is finished, flip the apron over and press for 15 seconds on the back.
Once your apron is all pressed, peel the carrier sheet off, and you’re all finished!
I adore the way this Dad’s Helper Kids Tool Apron turned out, don’t you? My three year old is SO excited about both of his new aprons! I love that I could be created in making them, and that Hobby Lobby has inexpensive kids aprons so I can do it! 🙂 Although, sewing up an apron wouldn’t be too difficult either! I did sew some up years ago, for my older boys when they were young.
The colors of the tools are so fun aren’t they? And even though I wanted to use black, I like the way the white stands out on the blue apron, and it would have been hard to see the black.
My son is all ready to load up his pockets with tools in his Dad’s Helper Kids Tool Apron and get to work helping dad with anything he needs help with. I love that my husband loves to teach our boys how to work and wants them to work along side of him, even from such a young age!
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