Hobby Lobby sells a royal blue canvas child-sized apron. Occasionally the aprons can be found on sale. Otherwise I search the store website for 40% off coupons to use. I purchased aprons for the girls for less than $2 each.
I also used a coupon to purchase white puffy paint. I wrote our troop number in the upper right-hand corner which is where it is placed on an official Daisy vest. Please note that our troop number was purposely concealed in these photos. I used the paint to write each girl's name along the edge of the backside of each apron. I was responsible for adding each petal to the aprons as the girls earned them, so I chose to keep the aprons between meetings.
I decided to make felt petals. I was able to purchase the different colors of felt from Hobby Lobby for $0.25 each. I used an image of the petals from the Guide for Daisy Girl Scouts to make a template. The Daisy Center on the apron above is 1.25" in diameter while the petals are each 1.5" x .75". Each petal needed an adhesive backing to enable it to be ironed onto the apron. I used Wonder-Under to accomplish this effect. This product is available at most craft stores. For perspective, I bought 5/8 of a yard for $1.24 (this was MORE than enough). The Financial Literacy leaf and the Cookie Business leaf that are placed below the Daisy Petals Set will be described in a future post.
1. Preheat iron to Cotton setting.
2. Cut felt rectangle to desired size.
3. Cut Wonder-Under the same size as felt.
4. Place rough side of Wonder-Under against felt.
5. Press for 5-8 seconds with a hot, dry iron.
6. Let cool.
7. Trace petal shape onto paper backing.
1. Preheat iron to Wool setting.
2. Remove Wonder-Under paper backing from felt petal.
3. Position petal and cover with damp washcloth.
4. Press for 10-15 seconds.
*Petal should be securely adhered to the apron. If the petal begins to peel away after time, simply repeat these steps.
I would really enjoy hearing how your girls display their recognitions. Please share!