Thursday, December 5, 2019

Noel Sign

Large script letters are perfect for creating a holiday sign for your entryway or wall.  
Try other ideas for a sign like this using words like "Home" or "Snow".

You will need:

8" x 24" canvas
5" Script letters - N, E, L
Round wood snowflake ornament
Small red and white bow
Acrylic paint:  red and white
Craft glue
Tools:  paintbrush, scissors


1.  Paint the canvas with two coats of red paint.  Streak with white by dipping a wide, stiff bristle, flat brush into the paint and lightly going over the red.  An old paint brush works well for this step. Paint the ornament white.

2.  Let dry then glue the letters and ornament in place.  Glue a small bow at the top of the ornament.

3.  Lean or hang sign.

Look for Joy® embroidered letters at your favorite craft stores!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Plaid Tidings Embroidery Hoop Ornament

Create a Quick'n EZ ornament to decorate your home for the holidays!

You will need:
  • Joy® Baby Monogram Iron On Embroidered Letters, White
  • Red and Black Buffalo Plaid Flannel
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • 4" Embroidery Hoop
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Pine Craft Stem
  • Craft Glue
  • Ribbon and Twine
  • Jingle Bell

  1. Paint the embroidery hoop with black acrylic paint.
  2. Cut a piece of flannel larger than the hoop then arrange the letters, shiny side down at the center of the flannel.  Note: Hold the hoop over the fabric to make sure they fit.


  3. Set iron to cotton setting, approx. 350° or follow fabric care label. Cover letters with a fine cloth then,  with firm pressure, iron cloth over the letters for 25 seconds.  Turn the flannel over and iron the back of the letters for 25 seconds.
  4. Allow 1 minute to cool before handling, insert the flannel into the embroidery hoop then trim the excess flannel from around the edge of the hoop.
  5. Glue pine craft stem around the outside edge of the hoop to then embellish the top with ribbon and a jingle bell as shown.  
  6. Add a piece of red twine to hang.

Joy® embroidered letters are available in a variety of colors, 
sizes and fonts at your favorite craft stores.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Holiday Greetings Pouch

Create your own Christmas card holder for the Holidays with Joy® embroidered letters!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letter sheet - White
  • 2 Glittered felt sheets
  • Fancy chenille pipe cleaners
  • Roll of iron-on fusible web
  • Iron and parchment paper
  • White paint pen
  • Permanent colored marker - Green
  • Bells or other holiday baubles
  • Lo-temp glue sticks 


 1. Cut the following shapes from red felt for the front and back. Size each piece to the width of the felt.  Create patterns from a letter-sized sheet of paper. Fold the paper in half lengthwise to ensure each side will be even.  

2. Create the pouch by fusing the pieces together along the sides and the bottom with the fusible web.

3. Add details to the pouch as shown with the white paint pen.

4. Use the green pen to color your letters to look like mint candies. 

5. Position the letters on the pouch then, following manufacturer's directions, press in place.

6. Add additional embellishments as desired with the glue gun. 

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, November 25, 2019

Country Christmas Vase

Create a sweet Country Christmas Vase with a little help from Joy Iron On Embroidered Letters!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron On Embroidered Letter sheet: White Baby Monogram 
  • Woodslice
  • Craft Paint - Red
  • Mason Jar
  • Matte Spray Paint - White
  • Craft Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Red Berry Sprays
  • Greenery
  • Small Wood Star
  • Fine grit sand paper, or sanding sponge

1. Spray the mason jar with one or two coats of spray paint.  Note: When using spray paint always read cautions and directions on the label.

2. Allow paint to dry thoroughly, then lightly sand over the raised letters to remove paint.

3.  Drill a small hole at the top of the small wood slice then paint the center red.  Glue embroidered letters* and wood star to the wood slice.  Tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar, then attach the wood piece and a small piece of evergreen.  *Use letters to add a word as shown, or family initials. 

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 22, 2019

Holiday Door Hanger

Create a fun little holiday hanger to hang on a door knob... Your Christmas elves will love it!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letter sheet - Red
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Heart
  • canvas and burlap banner pieces
  • Crop-a-Dile® eyelet and snap punch
  • eyelets
  • ribbon
  • fabric adhesive
  • fabric marker - red

1. Glue the banner pieces together. Punch the holes then set the eyelets using a hole punch and eyelet setter. Crop-A-Dile shown here.

2.  Position the letters on the banner. Place the "A" at the center then the other letters on either side.  Use a ruler to keep them straight; a clear, quilt ruler works well if you have one on hand.  Cover the letters with a pressing cloth then, referring to directions on the back of the letter sheet, iron the letters in place. 

3.  Add faux stitching around the edge of the banner with a red marker.  Knot one end of the ribbon then thread the opposite end thru one hole at the top of the banner, front to back. Push the opposite end thru the hole on the other side from back to front. Making sure the loop is long enough to go over the door knob, knot the end to secure.

Joy® embroidered letters are available in a variety of colors, sizes and fonts at your 
favorite craft stores.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Holiday Bottle Bag

Create some sparkly Joy® embroidered letters to dress up a canvas gift bag! 
Add holiday ribbon for the perfect hostess gift for any upcoming party!

You will need:
Joy 1-1/2" white embroidered letters: C H Ex2 R S
Canvas bottle bag
Acrylic paint:  DecoArt Americana - Cherry Red and DecoArt Craft Twinkles - Christmas Red
Wired holiday ribbon
Flat, nylon paintbrush (for fabric)
Iron and press cloth
Rubber band


1. Paint the letters Cherry Red. Use a fabric medium with craft paint, or use a fabric paint.  Let dry then coat the letters with the glitter paint.

2. Check your bottle and bag size by placing bottle in the bag and noting where the bottom of the letters should be placed.  Remove backing from letters to expose the adhesive then place on the bag.  Adjust as needed before ironing.  Refer to manufacturer's instructions on the packaging.

3.  Place the bottle in the bag. Scrunch the fabric around the neck of the bottle and wrap with the rubber band. 

4.  Wrap ribbon around the top and tie in a multi loop, or simple bow.

Happy Holidays!

Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters can be found at your favorite craft stores.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Holiday Rustic Silverware Holder

Make your own silverware place setting for all your holiday dinner events.

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On embroidered letter sheet - gold
  • felt
  • wood slice
  • lace
  • burlap
  • twine
  • glue
  • scissors

  1. Cut the burlap to 10" x 5" and a second at 5" x"5.  Glue the smaller section on top of the larger section at the bottom.
  2. Make the felt flowers and leaves. You can find instructions for the rolled flowers here if needed:
  3. Glue the lace onto the smaller burlap section, and then glue the felt flowers and leaves.
  4. Glue on the letter of the person's name to the wood slice and add a bow made from the twine to the top.  Glue this into the top of the holder
  5. Make one for each person at the table with their initial.

These are wonderful to add to any place setting at your holiday dinners, and the best part is you can make then any color just by changing up the color of the felt!

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.

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
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


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

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!