Monday, November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Décor Blocks

Being thankful is always in season, so whether it's Thanksgiving or everyday, these blocks are perfect for kitchen decorating.  Stack them up, or arrange in a line on your mantle.



You will need:

Joy® Iron-on letters: 3-inch script letters -  E, D, B and T
Letter sheet - A T, R I N K, E and H A N K F U L
1/2" Classic Monograms - A N D



Smoothfoam blocks:  2 each 2x4x8 & 2x4x12
Craft paint:  Light Cinnamon, Alizarin Crimson, Primary Red, Slate Gray (DecoArt)
Flexible Modeling Paste
Craft knife
Paintbrush
Palette knife
Tacky glue
Wax paper
Disposable plate

1. Using the craft knife, carefully cut blocks different sizes.  Blocks shown are about 6", 9", 8" and 12".  Cut off corners and edges to give a rough look.

2. Paint the blocks with a mix of reds and light brown.  Leave your paint streaky to make it look like an old brick. Mix gray paint and flexible modeling paste and apply with a palette knife for the grout.  Let dry.

3. Glue the letters to bricks as shown.

Other ideas:  Cover the blocks with patterned paper, or an old, brown grocery sack.  When using paper, you can iron on the letters to the paper, then glue it to the foam blocks.  Or, arrange the words on a plaque.  Of course, you can use whatever letters you like.  White letters can also be colored to coordinate with the paper.

Joy® Iron-on embroidered letters and numbers are available in a variety of colors, fonts and sizes at your local craft stores.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Oh My Gourd Banner

Turn a simple wooden pumpkin banner into a punny piece of home décor 
with Joy® embroidered letters!


You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letter sheets - White, Bubble
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letters - G O U R D - White, 3" Varsity 
  • Wooden Pumpkin Garland 
  • Distress Spray Stain - Peeled Paint
  • Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue
  • 6 Silk Leaves - Assorted
  • Ribbon - Assorted Colors
  • Paper Towels
  • Scissors

Instructions:

1.  Select the Joy® Iron-on embroidered letters to spell your message. Remove smaller ones from the letter sheet.


2.  Arrange all the letters on several layers of paper towel then gently mist with spray stain. Let dry completely.


3.  Use liquid glue with a fine tip applicator to attach O, H, M and Y to the first and second pumpkins.


4.  Remove backing paper from the back of each varsity letter to expose the adhesive, then attach one letter to each of the remaining five pumpkins. 


5.  Cut ribbon into 6" lengths then tie between pumpkins, securing a silk leaf between each one.


 You can find a wide selection of Joy® embroidered iron-on letters and alphabet sheets in different sizes at your local craft stores!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Give Thanks Turkey Shelf Sitter

Transform a clay pot with a little felt and fabric into a cute turkey with Joy® embroidered letters to greet for all your Thanksgiving visitors!


You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letter sheet - Mini Monogram Block, White
  • Distress Spray Stain - Vintage Photo
  • Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue
  • Kunin Felt - Sandstone, Burgundy, and Goldenrod
  • Clay Pot, Wooden Ball Knob, Brown Craft Paint, Paintbrush, Calico Fabric - Brown and Gold, Ribbon - Gold, Scissors, Permanent Black Marker, Paper Towels
Instructions:

1.  Create the clay pot turkey:  Paint the ball knob brown and attach to the clay pot.  Cut out feathers from brown calico and Sandstone Felt, attach to the back of clay pot.  Cut out legs from gold calico and feet from Goldenrod Felt, knot fabric legs loosely at the knee and attach to the inside front of the clay pot.  Cut out a beak from Goldenrod Felt and a waddle from Burgundy Felt, attach to the front center of ball knob.  Draw on eyes with a permanent marker and tie the ribbon around turkey's neck.



2.  Select the Joy® Iron-on embroidered letters to spell your message then remove them from the sheet.  


3.  Place letters on several layers of paper towel and mist with distress spray stain, let dry completely.


4.  Flip the letters over on your work surface and carefully apply liquid glue with a fine tip applicator.  Set aside to allow the glue to become tacky.


5.  Once the glue is tacky, carefully apply each letter of GIVE along the top and THANKS along the bottom of the clay pot.



Personalized clay pot turkeys would make the perfect hostess gift or place cards for your Thanksgiving dinner!



 You can find a wide selection of Joy® embroidered iron-on letters and alphabet sheets in different sizes at your local craft stores!




Friday, November 1, 2019

Create Fall & Thanksgiving Projects with Joy

It's November 1st!  Time to pack Halloween away and decorate for Fall. 
Personalize your Fall and Thanksgiving DIY projects with Joy!
Here are some additional projects to inspire your decorations this month....


With a wide variety of fonts, sizes and colors to choose from, decorating is quick'n EZ...

You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters and numbers at your favorite craft stores.  If you need a special color, white letters are custom dyeable with markers, paint, dye and more!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Turkey and Pie Sign

Make a fun sign for Thanksgiving with paint sticks and Joy embroidered letters!


You will need:
Joy® embroidered letter sheets - red, orange & yellow
3 Wood paint sticks
Acrylic craft paint - yellow gold, red & orange
Burlap ribbon - 1/2" x 3 yards
Brown waxed thread or embroidery floss
Glue or craft iron and cloth
Tools:  paintbrush, tapestry needle, scissors


Instructions:

1. Paint the sticks; one of each color.  Center the letters on each stick as shown, then adhere with glue.

2. Cut the burlap ribbon in half.  Fold each piece in half and slide the bottom stick into the fold.  Use the needle and thread to take a stitch in the ribbon above the stick.  Tie and knot.  Place the second stick about 1" above the last and stitch above and below to hold it in place.  Repeat for the third stick.  Tie the ends of the burlap ribbon in a knot and trim.

Look for Joy® embroidered letters and letter sheets at your local craft store. They are available in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors. White letters can also be colored with dye, paint, or markers.


Friday, October 25, 2019

Buffalo Plaid Potholders

Crisp air, falling leaves, and a big pot of soup to warm you... just a few of the reasons I love Fall.


So while you're warming things up...  add a little warmth and personality to boring potholders with Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters.


You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters
  • Cotton Potholders
  • Iron
  • Pressing Cloth


Instructions:
  1. Remove letters from the sheet.
  2. Position letters shiny side down on potholder.
  3. Cover letters with a clean cloth.
  4. With firm pressure iron cloth over the letters for 30 seconds.
  5. Turn potholder over and iron the reverse side for an additional 30 seconds.
  6. Allow to cool 1 minute before using.

You can find a wide selection of Joy® embroidered iron-on letters 
and alphabet sheets in different sizes at your local craft stores!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch

Have a little fun with Joy® to personalize your child's t-shirts this Fall!


You will need:

Joy® iron-on dyeable embroidered letters


White t-shirt
Fabric paint & brushes
Black permanent marker
Parchment paper
Iron






1. Insert the parchment paper inside the shirt to prevent paint from seeping through to the back. Starting with the base color, paint the pumpkin adding details as you work. When finished, set aside to dry.


2. Color the letters with the marker while still on the backing sheet. To achieve the best saturation, simply follow the direction of the thread.


3. Remove the letters from the backing sheet. Position on the shirt, then press in place following manufacturer's directions.






Joy® iron-on embroidered letters, letter sheets and numbers are available in a variety of colors, fonts and sizes at your local craft stores.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Happy Fall Pencil Holder

Create an adorable fall pencil holder, personalized with embroidered letters.

Happy Fall Pencil Holder

The supplies for this project are simple and inexpensive.
  • Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters
  • Wood pencil holder (found at the Dollar store)
  • Folk Art Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Patterned paper
  • Black detail pen
  • Paper flowers and leaves
  • Inks
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions:
  1. Paint the pencil holder with two coats of paint. Let dry between coats. 
  2. Use a chalk ink to color the embroidered letters. Set aside to dry.
  3. Make a pattern for the sides of the holder by tracing on paper, then making a cut line about 1/4" in from the edges. Cut two, turning the template over for the second one. 
  4. Ink the sides of the paper. I used a dark green then a touch of dark brown.
  5. Add faux stitching to the edge of the paper and the edge of the pencil holder.  Adhere the papers to both sides of the holder.
  6. Using a hot glue gun adhere the letters to one side and flowers and leaves to decorate.


Making a pattern


Joy® embroidered script, monogram letters are available in different sizes in white or black. White letters can be colored to coordinate with any décor.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Create Halloween Projects with Joy

Rock your Halloween projects with Joy!
Enjoy these additional projects to inspire your decorations this month....


With a wide variety of fonts, sizes and colors to choose from, decorating is quick'n EZ...

You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters and numbers at your favorite craft stores.
If you need a special color, white letters are custom dyeable with markers, paint, dye and more!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Glitter Teal Pumpkin - Allergy Awareness for Halloween

Create your own teal pumpkin to show you have non candy treats on Halloween for kids with allergies.


You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On embroidered letter sheet - silver
  • foam pumpkin
  • glue
  • paint brushes
  • paint


Instructions:
  1. Paint the pumpkin in teal. You can also add some fun glitter to the pumpkin for a bit of sparkle.
  2. Glue on the letters to spell "allergy safe" to the pumpkin so everyone knows that your house has allergy safe items for the kids.
  3. Display on Halloween night by your front door so kids know to ask for allergy friendly treats such as pencils, erasers, bubbles, small toys, plastic rings, plastic bugs, glow sticks, etc.

Let's include all the kids on Halloween night with some allergy friendly treats!!




Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters, numbers and floral appliqués at your favorite craft store. 

They're available in different sizes, colors and fonts, suitable for every occasion.