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DIY Farmhouse Apron

By: Crafts by Courtney
July 12, 2019

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DIY Farmhouse Apron
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Today I'm sharing an easy apron project you can make in no time! I used the new 2oz DecoArt SoSoft fabric paint to create this Farmhouse inspired apron.

I love wearing an apron in the kitchen when I'm cooking, so to be able to make my own customized apron using some of the DecoArt stencils was really exciting for me! Next, I need to make a special apron for each holiday!

So let's get started!

Items needed:

  • Value Kraft Stencils 8"x8" - Farmhouse Kitchen
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint - Lamp Black
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint - Bright Yellow
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint - Cadmium Yellow
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint - Olive Green
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint - Avocado Green
  • Apron
  • Foam Brush


I found a solid white apron at my local craft store to get the project started.

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First I started out using my farmhouse stencil. I added a little painters tape on the sides to help keep the stencil in place and a piece of cardboard behind my apron.

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Then I lightly went over the stencil with the Black Lamp shade using a foam brush. When adding paint to a stencil a little goes a long way.

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Once I finished adding my paint, I removed the stencil immediately. I think it turned out pretty clean and even, don't you?!?

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After my black paint had fully dried, I added my lemon stencil next.

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What I love about these lemons stencils, is that they are reusable stick-on stencils.

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For my lemons, I really wanted to add a little dimension so I used two different shades of yellow: Cadmium Yellow and Bright Yellow.  I covered most of the lemon with Cadmium Yellow, then I shaded it with the Bright Yellow.

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Look how perfect that lemon looks!

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Now to finish our lemon it's time to add the leaves. I used two shades of green for this step, the Olive Green and Avocado Green.

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I used a thin paintbrush to connect the lemons and the leaves. After you added your leaves to the apron, you're all done!

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This SoSoft fabric paint makes a project like this super easy!

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There are so many ways you can make different styles of aprons like this!

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Now I'm ready to get cooking in the kitchen with my new farmhouse style apron! Let me know if you have any questions!

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Be sure to visit Crafts by Courtney  for more projects and to learn more about Courtney.


Love your apron! I have a question regarding SoSoft paints. I am beginning a painted quilt that I have waited several years to start. My paints have thicken and while I am using Transparent I'm still needing to thin a little more for lining. Is it ok to use fabric medium along with the SoSoft paint? your assistance is appreciated. Vickie

Vickie Doyle

July 16, 2019

Hi Vickie - We don't recommend adding anything to the SoSoft fabric paints like water or even a fabric painting medium since it can alter the properties of the paint. If your paints have thickened over the years (as they do have a 3-5 year shelflife) you may need to order new ones.


July 16, 2019

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