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Independence Feast Apron

This 4th of July craft project creates a colorful apron celebrating a "Feast for the Fourth." Wear during Independence Day cookouts and other celebrations for a bit of festivity.

 Independence Feast Apron


DecoArt Products Required
SoSoft Fabric Acrylics

  • DSS1 - White
  • DSS2 - Antique Gold
  • DSS23 - Dark Chocolate
  • DSS24 - Lamp Black
  • DSS35 - Soft Peach

SoSoft Metallics

  • DSM11 - Bright Blue Metallic

Americana Acrylics

  • DA128 - Deep Burgundy

Dazzling Metallics

  • DA117 - White Pearl

Royal Metallics

  • DM04 - Brilliant Silver

Americana Spray Sealers

  • DAS13 - Americana Matte Spray

Fabric Painting Medium

  • DAS10 - Fabric Painting Medium


  • Brushes - by Loew-Cornell - Fabric Brush Series; FAB Flats - 4F & 8F; FAB Round - 2
  • Brushes - La Corneille Series - Series 7450, 1/4" & 3/8" Angle; Series JS 1 Liner
  • Supplies - Paper towels, palette or plastic plate, water container, old toothbrush or speckling brush 808866-8, nine 2" wooden stars, 1/8" & 1/4" small star stencil, powder blush for cheeks, silver thread, Loew-Cornell double-ended stylus, palette knife No. J-O (1-1/4"), belt sander, drill, transfer paper
  • Denim Apron of Your Choice
  • Pattern


1. Round edges of stars with 1" belt sander.

2. Drill two holes in center of stars to create buttons.


NOTE: When using paints that are not So-Soft, mix Fabric Painting Medium with paint, following instructions on bottle.

1. Transfer the design onto the apron using white transfer paper.

2. Basecoat all design areas with White and 8F brush. (Refer to illustrations.)

1. Basecoat dress, shoes and red stripes with 8F brush loaded with Deep Burgundy.

2. Basecoat white stripes with 2 round brush loaded with Buttermilk.

3. Use 4F brush to basecoat blue stripe on bottom of dress with Williamsburg Blue.

4. Use 1/4" stencil to stencil stars on blue stripe with Buttermilk.

5. With 3/8" angle brush, shade dress, shoes and red stripes with Black, highlight upper edges of sleeves with Buttermilk, and shade white stripes with Black and blue stripe with Bright Blue.

1. With 8F brush, basecoat pinafore with Buttermilk.

2. Use 1/8" star stencil to stencil stars on pinafore.

3. Shade around edges and waistline with Black using 3/8" angle brush.

4. Shade around edge of stars with Bright Blue using 1/4" angle brush.

1. With 4F brush, basecoat face, hands and feet with Flesh Tan, and hair with Dark Chocolate.

2. Use 1/4" angle brush to shade face, hands and feet with Dark Chocolate.

3. Using 1 liner brush, add highlights to hair with Antique Gold, Black and White.

4. With 4F brush, shade hair and dip dot eyes with Black.

5. Powder blush cheeks with Q-Tip.

1. With 8F brush, basecoat with White.

2. Transfer lettering and paint with Bright Blue.

3. Shade around edge of banner with 3/8" angle brush loaded with Williamsburg Blue.

1. Use 4F brush to basecoat three stars with Bright Blue, three with Metallic Burgundy, and three with White Pearl.

2. Use 1 liner to line all stars and paint garland wire with Brilliant Silver.

1. Using toothbrush or speckling brush loaded with black, spatter entire painted design. (Avoid getting too many spatters on the face.)

2. Sew all star buttons into place with silver thread.

3. Cut six strands of thread 8" long for each of the stars; bundle strands together and tie them around under each button. Trim to desired length.

4. Spray all painted areas with matte spray.

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These are some really detailed instructions! I love the design and this would be such as cute apron not only on the Fourth of July but for any summer feast! This would make a lovely gift, especially as thanks for a hostess gift or even a nice bridal shower present. Thank you for sharing!


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