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Every SINGLE year I have the hardest time coming up with gifts for guys.  My husband and Dad are so hard to shop for. They never tell me what they want and I always have the hardest time coming up with something.

Why are men so hard to shop for…let alone make something for?! I never would of thought in a million years I would make my husband an apron, but when I saw a mens apron in the pampered chef catalog I thought it might be a fun gift! If your husband/father loves to grill, I think they’ll get a kick out of these!

Men’s Apron 

To get started you’ll need an apron… I found this one at Jo-Ann’s on sale for $2.99. Sa-weet!!

Then I pulled out my Silhouette and cut out “CAUTION: EXTREMELY HOT” with heat transfer. If you will be doing this with your Silhouette make sure to mirror your image horizontally before cutting.

If you don’t have a Silhouette you can easily use  freezer paper or stencils for this as well. They sell packs of stencil letters at most craft stores. Just lay the letters down and brush over them with fabric paint.

Once I printed out my heat transfer I stuck it on the apron and ironed it on. Make sure to put a piece of fabric over the applique before ironing so it doesn’t melt. With the Silhouette heat transfer you’ll have to hold it for about 45 seconds. Just peel up a little edge to make sure it has stuck. Once the heat transfer has fully adhered you can peel away the top layer.

That’s all! Simple as that! Such an easy gift, and perfect if your husband loves to grill! ;)

So what are you getting your husband/fathers this year?!

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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31 Responses to “Men’s Apron [Gift for Guys]”

  1. Shirley Lupton

    I never know what to get my son-in-law. He does the grilling when we get together. I just received my silhouette today, now all I have to do is learn how to use it. I am a senior so I hope it isn’t to hard. Thanks for posting this apron. Merry Christmas

  2. SewLindaAnn

    Love the idea! That saying is so fun and it’s a great male gift idea. While I still have absolutely no idea of a gift for my son or husband this year I still have a couple of weeks. Have a great week!

  3. Natasha

    i made an apron for my husband too!!! i used a freezer paper stencil and acrylic paint though. im so excited for him to open it, he has no idea i made him anything.

  4. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain

    That’s fantastic! My husband is tricky because he always just buys himself what he wants. Earlier this year he got a giant bird cage for ‘birthday and Christmas’. Now we’re both getting the new Samsung epic phones…for ”Christmas’. It makes gifts for him both easy and hard I guess :)

  5. Sherry

    I love this apron…might have to copy you. My guy is amazingly hard to shop for also. Unless it’s a flatscreen or some hugely expensive power tool. :)
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. Mique

    This is so cute Jamielyn! The guys in my life are super hard to shop for too. Thanks for linking up to my Pity Party!

  7. Haley

    SO cute! I have a really hard time finding good gifts too for my husband who really doesn’t care much for “stuff.” I really love this idea…. not so sure my modest & easily embarrassed husband will, but it’s my opinion that counts right!? Love it… very doable. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. The Virtuous Wife

    While the “extremely hot” would definitely describe my husband, the poor thing can’t grill or cook to save his life! Maybe I could make one for MYSELF! Haha! Super cute!

    • Jamielyn

      I’m glad you like it! Haha my husband will most likely bit wear it, but I’m just happy to have a gift o give him he doesn’t know about. ;) hope you and yours have a happy Christmas!

  9. Stefanie

    This is so fun! Would you ever sell the stencil? I would love to make this for my husband, but I don’t have a silhouette!

    • Jamielyn

      Hi Stefanie! If you don’t have a Silhouette you can easily use freezer paper or stencils for this as well. They sell packs of stencil letters at most craft stores. Just lay the letters down and brush over them with fabric paint. :)