Turn a plain black apron into a Christmas apron worthy of Mrs. Kringle using a Cricut cutting machine, iron-on vinyl, and a Cricut Easy Press 2.
When decorating your house for Christmas, don’t forget the kitchen! Turn your kitchen into the “Kringle Cookie Co.” with a matching set of The Kringle Cookie Co. sign and this “Kringle Cookie Co.” apron. Add in a couple of jars of Melted Snowman Hot Cocoa and a Santa mug for a cozy corner in your home.
Kringle Cookie Co. Christmas Apron
Kringle Cookie Co. Christmas Apron Materials:
- Apron – can be any apron you like. We used black polyester aprons.
- Cricut Iron On Viny – you can feel free to use any viny colors you like. We used:
Kringle Cookie Co. Christmas Apron Tools:
- Cricut Cutting Machine – we used the Cricut Explore 3 but this project can be made on a Cricut Joy
- Cricut Regular Grip Cutting Mat
- Easy Press 2
- Cricut Easy Press Mat
Kringle Cookie Co. Christmas Apron Directions:
Begin by opening Cricut Design Space and the Kringle Cookie Co. Apron Project. The file is free to our newsletter subscribers!
You can adjust the design to use any colors of HTV you choose. We made 2 aprons – one on a Cricut Explore 3 and another on Cricut Joy. So you can use either machine. Make sure to follow the directions in Design Space. The design needs to be mirrored before cutting.
The project cuts in 4 mats: holly berries (pink), holly leaves (green), gingerbread men (gold glitter), and the words (red glitter). Design Space will tell you which color iron-on to put on your mat and cut. Design Space will also ask you what material you are cutting. The pink and green are Everyday Iron-On and the gold and red are Glitter Iron-On.
Once all the pieces are cut out, you will need to weed them. Once weeded, it’s time to iron it onto the apron.
You will be working with glitter iron-on and glitter iron-on in 4 pieces. You can work this a few different ways. One way is to layer the design onto the same plastic. Carefully remove the gingerbread men from the plastic and add it in the corner of the phrase iron on. We found that the glitter HTV was pretty easy to move. Just make sure they stick to the plastic so they stay in place during the heat process.
We accidentally did not leave enough room on the bottom of the plastic for the 3rd gingerbread man. That’s OK! You can also just trim each piece and lay them next to each other on the apron. added the heat press.
You can do the same for the holly and the berries. You can add the holly berries to the holly leaves as well so they are on the same shiny clear front. Or you can cut the leaves apart and position them around the berries. We did it both ways.
Be careful when using the picking tool! It is sharp and you don’t want any holes in your HTV.
Place the design pieces onto your apron as desired. A little trick to get good spacing on a shirt or top is to place the design 3 fingers below the neckline.
Check the Cricut Heat Press Settings on the Cricut website for the correct settings which will vary depending on the material of your apron. Glitter and Everyday iron-on will have different heat settings. We used the glitter heat setting.
The top of the glitter comes off as soon as it is cool to touch. The everyday iron needs to cool completely before you remove the clear plastic on top.
And that’s it! Your apron is ready for your Christmas cooking baking marathon.