Welcome to day 21 of my 25 Days of Craftmas series! I’m super excited to share how to make this heat embossed Christmas apron.  Not only do I love how it turned out, but I love that I was able to try something new and it worked!  Now, I have all kinds of ideas in my head of how I can use heat embossing on other projects.

I’ve always been fascinated with heat embossing.  I remember as a kid, watching my aunt do heat embossing with stamps.  I thought it was amazing and have always wanted to try it  But, I’ve never been much of a stamper, so I never invested in the tools.  But then, I came across this post and knew it was time to give heat embossing a try.  So, I bought my supplies, created a design, and made this adorable Christmas apron!

Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

Open up the design in your software program.  I sized my design to about 6″ x 4.85″  Add a box around the design to create a stencil. Then cut out the vinyl and weed out the design.

Do you need help creating a stencil design?  Check out this step by step tutorial for Silhouette Users here and for Circut Users here.Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Apply transfer tape and then remove the vinyl backing.Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Center the vinyl and apply it to the apron.Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Use an application tool or scraper to rub over the vinyl.Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Then remove the transfer tape.Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Fill in the design with Fabric Mod Podge.  You’ll want to do this quickly so the Mod Podge doesn’t have time to dry.Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

While the Mod Podge is still wet, quickly sprinkle embossing powder over the design.  The quicker you can cover the design, the better.Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Once it is all covered, press over the whole design to help the embossing powder stick to the Mod Podge.  Let it dry for a few minutes.Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Shake off the excess powder and save for later.Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Carefully remove the vinyl stencil.Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Use a heat gun to melt the embossing powder and watch the magic happen.  I LOVE this part!  I used this heat gun.  Since I’ve never embossed before, I just found an inexpensive gun with good reviews and bought it.  Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

It takes a little bit of time, but you’ll be able to tell when it’s done.Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

I wanted to test out how the embossing held up after washing.  So, I took this picture before I threw the apron in the wash.Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

I washed the apron on a regular cycle and hung it to dry.  This is what it looks like now, after washing.  It still looks great!Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

I love the sparkle and the dimension the heat embossing gives to the apron.  And I love how easy it was to do!   What do you think?  Would you give heat embossing a try?Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG


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Make this cute heat embossed Apron for Christmas with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this heat embossed Apron. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

 

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9 comments on “Heat Embossed Christmas Apron”

    • I ran the apron through one regular cycle and hung it to dry. To me, it looked the same before and after washing. Yes, it’s that Mod Podge.

    • I just used fabric Mod Podge because that’s what I read was used on a similar project. After reading the differences of the different Mod Podges, it sounds like you could probably use regular Mod Podge as well.

  1. What a great idea! I am same… friends were into stamps and embossing especially with cards & scrapbooks but I was not interested in spending a fortune on stamps!

    Did this require a special embossing powder? I saw fabric Modpoge…. Also, how do you think an everyday wear shirt might hold up?

    THANK YOU!!!! 🙂 <3

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