Apron Decorating Ideas


Aprons are more than just protective garments used for cooking. These versatile smocks also prevent spills and stains from damaging clothing while completing do-it-yourself crafts, cleaning or even working on an automobile. Personalizing an apron with decorations gives it a special look and distinguishes which apron belongs in which area of the household, such as the kitchen, craft room or garage.

Personalize by the apron's use

  • Create an apron that's distinctive to its function or area of house. Decorate an apron used when cooking with images of fruits, vegetables, cutlery and related images. Decorate aprons used in craft rooms with imagery of sewing, scrapbooking, painting or other crafts completed in that area. Enhance aprons used in automobile maintenance with depictions of your household's cars or automobile parts.

Personalize by family member

  • Embellish aprons with motifs exclusive to each member of your family. Decorating with names, descriptions or caricatures of family members gives each apron a distinctive look. Let family members trim their own aprons for a hands-on activity families can complete together. Use iron-on transfer paper to print pictures of family members to iron onto the aprons.

Other decorating ideas

  • Adorn your aprons with jewels, beads or rhinestones for a sparkly smock. Decorate craft aprons with multiple pockets to store items while working on a project. Use specific colors themes or patterns. Tie-dye the aprons with fabric paint or sew decorations from scratch from your favorite fabric pattern. And consider decorating with patches from items of old clothing. Decorate your aprons with odd items you may already have around the house, but have no current use. Old buttons, safety pins, ribbon and beads can upgrade the look dramatically.

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