Handprint Aprons

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and this year the boys and I did a little crafting for their grandmothers {yet again}.  I’m a sucker for finger print and hand prints, and this year was no exception.

Hand Print Apron for Mother's Day by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home #MothersDay #gifts #apron #handprints #handmade

Now, I cannot claim this idea as my own, as my inspiration came from one of my favorite bloggers, Simply Kierste.  I pretty much adore every single thing she’s ever created…go check her blog out, seriously!

To make my version, you’ll need just a few supplies.

Hand Print Apron for Mother's Day by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home #MothersDay #gifts #apron #handprints #handmade

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black canvas apron

fun black & white fabric {raid your stash}

ribbon or trim

iron-on vinyl

white acrylic paint

Cricut Explore™

sewing machine

needle & thread

Hand Print Apron for Mother's Day by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home #MothersDay #gifts #apron #handprints #handmade

To start, I pinned the ribbon across the top of each apron and sewed it into place with my sewing machine.  I did the same across the bottom {which actually has a three section pocket on it}.  To get the fabric lined up correctly I simply folded it under along the edges of the curve of the apron and used an iron to create a nice, crisp fold.  After pinning the entire bottom section in place, I sewed along the very bottom curve with my sewing machine.  Then I realized that across the top portion, I’d have to hand sew since I couldn’t get the pocket part to open up enough to fit under my machine.

Hand Print Apron for Mother's Day by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home #MothersDay #gifts #apron #handprints #handmade

Next came the hand prints.  Looking back, I think I would have just done the hand prints first.  That way, if things really looked messed up, I’m not wasting an apron that I had already put all that sewing work into.  Luckily both aprons came out pretty good, so I was happy.  Let me just say, a two and a half year old is WAY easier to get a hand print from than a 10 month old.  Probably any child under the age of two, you’ll need some assistance.  My husband was a huge help for this part!

Hand Print Apron for Mother's Day by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home #MothersDay #gifts #apron #handprints #handmade

After the little hand prints dried, I cut the boys’ names, the year, and grandma using my Cricut Explore™ and some of Cricut’s Iron-On Vinyl.  If you haven’t used iron-on vinyl yet, you must try it soon!  It’s seriously so fun to work with.


Hand Print Apron for Mother's Day by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home #MothersDay #gifts #apron #handprints #handmade

I know our grandmas are going to adore their aprons this Mother’s Day.  I’m also adding a cute cookbook to their gifts as well {maybe they’ll make us some yummy baked goods as a result}!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Check out these other awesome gift ideas for Mother’s Day or follow my Mother’s Day board on Pinterest!

Finger Print Charm Necklace by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home #MothersDay #gifts #fingerprint

Finger Print Charm Necklace

Mosaic Tile Stepping Stone by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home #MothersDay #gifts #garden #steppingstone

Mosaic Tile Stepping Stone

Mini Brag Book by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home #MothersDay #gifts #photos #bragbook

Mini Brag Book

Disclosure: I am a member of the Cricut Blogger Network. I may receive prizes in exchange for my winning projects. Even though I am not being directly compensated for these posts, I am under consideration for a prize with Cricut Design Space Star. All opinions are 100% my own. 

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  1. says

    These are too cute! I know that the grandmothers are going to love them– I kind of want to make one for myself. Pinned! (Oh, and thanks for the link to Mother’s Day board– I always need a few more ideas to consider!)

  2. says

    Super cute! I bet the grandmas just love them! And you are so right about making hand prints with little tiny kids… I made my husband a shirt a couple Christmases ago with my then 2 year and 10 month old. The baby’s hand looked more like a velociraptor claw print than a hand. It’s the thought that counts, right?! =)

  3. says

    Sooo cute! I love this! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.


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