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Anchor Apron for Father's Day

By: Cathie & Steve

Tell Dad thanks for being the awesome anchor in your family with this fun apron project! This is a unique project that is easy and fun for kids to make.

At a Glance:

#5525 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Multi-Surface Paint Logo
  • Painting Stencils Logo

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Apple Red, 2 oz. - 2901

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Vintage White, 2 oz. - 2939

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 3/8" - 34038

Number Needed: 1 $2.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

Blue apron, Painters tape, Wax paper, Stencil1 Nautical Stencil Set


  1. Wash the apron to be stenciled first to remove sizing. 
  2. Cover your work surface in wax paper to protect from possible bleed through. 
  3. Tape the rope stencil in place at the top of the apron. 
  4. Dip your brush into the white paint and swizzle it around on a separate section of the plate. Blot off the excess paint on a paper towel and begin applying the paint over top the stencil.
  5. Repeat at the bottom of the apron to make a border. 
  6. Tape the anchor into place on the top center of the apron. 
  7. Stencil a layer of white and leave to dry. Do not remove the stencil. 
  8. Add a second coat of red paint to the stencil. By stenciling white first, the red will really show up! 
  9. Remove stencil and set aside to dry.

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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