Tween Craft Artist's Apron!
In getting ready for the back to school season, it's a great time to get crafty while enjoying the last few weeks of the summer and creating something that can be used during the school year too! Whether you are a mom looking for fun crafts for your tween, or an artist looking for a creative and personalized way to store your art supplies - or this can be great for gardening, make-up artists, and working around a tool bench too!
Supplies needed:8 1/2” x 11” Felt sheet (color of choice) 2 rolls of 7/8” wide decorative ribbon of choice 2 rolls of 3/8” wide ribbon Stapler Aleene’s Super Tacky glue Scissors
Fold your piece of felt along the long side, leaving about 1 1/4” at the top, and making your apron about 5” tall. With a stapler, staple 4 times right up the middle.
Continue by stapling along the outer edges as well. Create two more rows of staples in between the center staple line and the outer edges. You should have 5 rows of staples total, and 4 pockets now created.
Cut 5 lengths of 7/8” wide ribbon enough to wrap around the length of the front and back of your apron – about 10”. Start with the front and put a line of glue, from top to bottom, along each of the pocket divider staple lines. Attach the ribbon on top of the glue all along the front of the apron.
Turn apron over and repeat gluing the rest of the ribbon along the back on top of the staple divider lines.
Cut 2 pieces of 3/8” wide coordinating ribbon (11” long) and glue along the top of the pocket.
Create the waist tie but cutting about 5 yards of 7/8” ribbon and gluing along the back of the apron, along the same line as the opening of the pockets in front. Make sure to glue from the center out to allow enough room on either side to tie along waist.
Let dry and fill will your favorite art materials. Tie around your waist, and voilá, your personal artist’s apron is complete and ready to use!