Monday, April 12, 2021

Ken BBQ Apron from $1 Store Potholder -Barbie DIY

Ken says it's grilling season... I've mentioned before that I'm grateful for inspiration any time I can find it:@) I saw these cute seasonal potholders at Dollar Tree (two for $1) and thought the scale of the saying would work as a fun grilling apron for Ken. A few cuts, some ribbon from my craft stash and a little hot glue later... Wa-la, Ken was serving burgers for dinner!

The potholders I started with:
(And I did save the silver colored quilted back, just in case I think of something for that๐Ÿ˜Ž

What I did:
  1. Cut the front design off of the potholder.
  2. Folded it in half lengthwise with the saying in the center.
  3. Using the doll as a guide, cut bib shape, then flare sides out to go around the hips.
  4. Hot glue loop on top, make it big enough to slip over doll's head.
  5. Add ties, they can be long enough to actually tie behind the doll's back, or short and hot glue a little velcro to each end.
  6. Finally, border the whole apron with ribbon.

The finished apron:
A word about glue...
The ~fastest~ way to make these little aprons is with hot glue, no question.
The ~neatest~ way to make them, would be with Liquid Stitch. This would also give you more of a chance to bend the ribbon to follow the curves as necessary.

Ken says it's time to get your grilling game face on!!!

~Make something just for fun and have a happy day๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. OMG...he looks so handsome in this....loving the idea, though I didn't see any of these the other day, I'll have to try a different store! Thanks, Sandi

  2. Another clever idea! That pot holder couldn't be more perfect as a Ken doll apron. When I'm finished my granddaughter's dollhouse I'm going to have to spend some good quality time here for Barbie clothing ideas.

  3. Super cute! And Ken looks very handsome with his man bun. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)


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