Welcome to my newest feature, One-Picture Wednesday! Just kidding, that's not really going to be a thing, but I only got one
good picture of this project. My inspiration for this project came here:
But if you know anything about me, you know that there is no way I'm spending $57 on something I could make myself.
My big brother is a definite Trekkie, and don't worry, I made sure that he would actually use an apron before I dove into this project. (He said he doesn't usually use one, but wishes he had one for grilling or pan-frying.)
I picked up the apron at GFS for $10. They were the only place I was able to find a reasonably-priced apron that wouldn't look ridiculously small on a man. This apron also has the nice adjustable neck strap and some pockets.
Then, I dove headfirst into this project, running on only my knowledge of fabric paint and a picture from Google Images. I used to be really into freezer-paper stencils (or at least wanted to be), so I still had a full rainbow of partially-used fabric paints and a roll of freezer paper. I ironed on the freezer paper and then used a sponge brush to apply red paint to the apron, hoping I'd end up with a maroon. I used every single drop of paint left in the bottle and actually ended up with a very nice shade! (I had to use my flash in the picture, so it's not actually as bright as it appears to be.) After letting that dry, I hand-painted in the symbol in yellow and then let everything dry for a couple of days.
Then came the really scary part: washing it! I was terrified that the paint wouldn't stick (I forgot to pre-wash the apron) or that it'd smear - but it came out great!
And my brother liked it - so all is well!
Live Long and Prosper,