Baking during the holidays is a staple for my kids and I each year. I recently found some adorable Mommy & me Santa aprons while scrolling Pinterest one night. However, they cost $25 each! I just knew I could recreate these for less than half the price, so I did!
I’ve included the links where I bought the aprons. The fur trim was cheapest buying in the store at Joann (only $3.49, and enough for both aprons). The buttons I snagged at Walmart, along with the gold foam sheet, and the wide black ribbon.
This is just one of MANY fun and easy DIY ideas you can create with your family. Check out all our cute craft ideas for the holidays at How to Do Christmas on a Budget.
I made a mommy and me version, just like what I found, so I had a child-sized and an adult-sized apron.
Lay your fur trim along the very top of the apron, and cut to exactly the length of the top of each one. Hot glue the back of the fur, and attach it to the top of the apron. Then hot glue three black buttons on to the center of each button, leaving a few inches of space in between each button.
Hot glue the black ribbon onto the waist of the apron. Cut the ribbon so that there is around a 1″ overhang over the edge of the apron. Glue it all the way across the front. Then, wrap the edges around the side of the apron and secure to the back with glue.
Next, let’s make the buckle! To begin, cut out a 4″ wide rectangle for the buckle.
Make sure you cut the square tall enough that it overlaps the black ribbon the top and bottom by about 1/2″ each side. Feel free to trim edges if you need to to get it the right size.
Draw a rectangle on the back of the foam rectangle you cut out. Then cut along the lines you just drew. This will make your buckle. Hot glue that to the center of the black ribbon “belt” you made to finish the look.
Once that’s done, you’re all finished! And for much less than the original cost of the pin I found!