Apron & Chef Hat in a Mason Jar DIY Gift
Since mason jars are super in right now and gift giving is always in style, how neat would it be to give a gift encased in one?
I love to cook but it hasn’t always been that way. And when I first started cooking I felt like such an idiot when I would wear an apron while cooking. It wasn’t until I started cooking to entertain that I realized just how wonderful these pieces of fabric can be.
For this project you will need:
- Free bee printable (for small size here or for larger size here – on 11×17 in case you want to use a different transfer method)
- Chef hat
- Flower embellishments
- Hot glue gun or needle and thread
- Iron on transfer printable paper
- Printable recipe cards (optional)
There are several ways that you can rock out the transfer process. Since I was making a gift set for a little girl I used iron on transfer paper that you can purchase at the craft store for about $10 for 7 sheets. These sheets are a regular letter sized paper so you can’t print anything bigger than 8.5×11 inches so you’ll want to use the small size. It’s a PDF so scale to the size you need to fit your apron.
Print according to the directions on your particular brand of transfer paper.
The larger size is on 11×17 and is perfect for transferring with Mod Podge Image Transfer. For a tutorial on how to work this project that way instead visit this tutorial I previously shared on Mom Spark for Mod Podge Transfer to Fabric.
Trim out your transfer to remove the excess paper. Apply an already heated iron on the cotton setting to the transfer moving up and down or left and right. Don’t move too quickly and try not to actually push the transfer around.
Allow the transfer to fully cool and then peel the top sheet away exposing the transfer as it is attached below.
And there is a close up of that iron on. The actual material is sort of clear and kind of shiny. Straight on you can’t tell a thing, but at an angle there will be a bit of a glare that will show you that this isn’t exactly professionally printed. But it’s good enough for a gift or a play apron like this one!
This part is super easy. Just hot glue or sew your embellishments onto your chef hat.
So cute! Feel free to embellish your apron, too!
I added my extra flowers to the pocket and I think it couldn’t be cuter!
Print up your recipe cards on cardstock and cut into fours. Look, they have little bees on them, too!
And put your favorite (or your little chef’s) recipes onto the cards! Check out the Peanut Butter Cornflake Clusters recipe here on Mom Spark… mmm!
Put them all together and you’ve got one super sweet set!
Roll the apron and hat up, place the pretty embellished flowers facing out and adorn with some ribbon, or make your own with some scrap fabric lying around!
It’s one self contained little gift that you don’t need to bust out the wrapping paper and tape for!
Oh, just a little tip… buy a BIG jar. They sell them at craft stores and in the craft section at WalMart. I think mine is a 32 ounce jar but it doesn’t say anywhere. This size is great for the child size chef’s hat and apron OR an adult size apron!
All in all, this project took about 40 minutes which isn’t bad if you ask me. And when my Momma saw it she was ecstatic with how cute it turned out!
Whether you make one for an adult or a child, I hope that this freebie and idea will help you out for a quick, sweet and easy mason jar DIY gift!