My DIY Valentine Apron

Valentine’s Day is this weekend!  Yay!  I love the love day.  :)

To celebrate the holiday, I made a pretty little apron to wear while I am cooking meals for my loved ones.  (Or putting donuts on a plate. hee.hee.)

 valspar marsala



I made this project as part of the #10daysofvalentines challenge from Valspar and Porch!

10 Days of Valentines_ with photos

We were given a gallon of Valspar paint in the beautiful Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala.


We were also given a “mystery” item to create with.  I got a pretty little stencil, and for some reason, immediately knew I wanted to make an apron with it.  I think because it resembled “lace.”


I lined up the larger part of the stencil on top of the bottom part of my apron.



I always spray the back side of my stencils with this adhesive spray to make the stencil stay put when painting.  It also keeps the paint from bleeding underneath the stencil.


For my paint mixture, I mixed together even amounts of paint and fabric medium in a small bowl.  The fabric medium helps the paint to not be stiff when it dries on the material.  You will need to heat set the paint before the first wash.

Then I used a small sponge “dobber” to apply the paint on top of the stencil.


Then I did the same thing to the right and left of the painted stencil pattern. 

I repeated this process at the top of the apron using the other half of the stencil. 


Then I bought some ribbon from Walmart and used fusing tape to attach it to the middle of my apron.

I love the way it turned out!  It was hard taking a selfie of me in this apron!  I need to invest in one of those “selfie sticks!”


This project was super easy, super quick, and super cute!  


It will be fun to wear it on special occasions like Valentine’s Day!  (Well, unless my hubby takes me out to eat!)  :)


Thank you Valspar and Porch for sponsoring this project!

“Porch is much more than just a home improvement network. It is the place homeowners come to find the right professionals, get inspired, and manage their homes.”


To see more great Valentine’s projects, check out these other bloggers!


Feb 1- Restoration Redoux
Feb 2- East Coast Creative
Feb 3- Simply Darrling
Feb 4- Brepurposed
Feb 5- Persia Lou
Feb 6- DIY Playbook
Feb 7- Honeybear Lane
Feb 8- That’s my letter
Feb 9- Live Laugh Rowe


  1. So cute…And for Valentine’s Day, by adding the same matching ribbon around my neck in a bow (with long ends), nothing underneath the apron, a single rose in my mouth, a can of Redi-Whip in one hand & our favorite bubbly next to the bed, this would be a great surprise for my husband to untie for his Valentine’s Gift! hehe Are ya with me ladies!

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