Monday, February 24, 2020

"Word of the Year" Paint Poured Mini Canvas

Create a "Word of the Year" canvas using your own paint poured canvas as the background!


You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On Baby Monogram Letters - white
  • 3"x3" paint poured canvas
  • Iron and press cloth
  • Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Journaling Cards, Flowers & Leaves die cut flowers
  • White gel pen
  • Quilling paper - moss, blue 


Instructions:

1.  Choose your "Word of the Year".
2.  Select a paint poured canvas from your stash.
3.  Peel the letters and position as desired.



4. Heat set the letters using the directions on the back of the package.


5.  Decorate die cut flowers with white gel pen.


6. Layer then adhere flower to canvas.


7.  Use quilling paper to create flower center, stem and leaves.  Glue in place.


8.  Use gel pen to draw line around canvas edge.



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

Friday, February 21, 2020

Spring Bunny Bag

Look for cute felt purses or bags at your local dollar store. They are ideal to personalize and embellish for Easter or spring. The kids will love these Spring Bunny Bags.


You Will Need:
Joy®
Baby Monogram Letters
Felt bags
9" x 12" craft cuts Kunin Classic felt in color choice for bunny
1/2 yard pom pom or tassel trim from Trims by the Yard
1/2 yard of tulle 
1 large pom pom
Felt and fabric glue by Beacon
Cutting System to cut bunny or use a pattern.
Scissors
Iron and pressing cloth



Instructions:
1. Choose the letters needed for the names. Position on the bag handle then iron in place following manufacturer's directions.


2. Glue selected trim along bottom of the bag. Cut off excess trim at each end.


3. Glue a pom pom to the bunny tail then the bunny to bag. 

4. Tie a bow from tulle then glue to the bunny's neck.


5. Fill the bags with Easter goodies and see the joy on the children's faces!


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

Monday, February 17, 2020

Random Letter Art

Create random letter art with your left over letters! 


If you've been using Joy® embroidered Iron on letters for as long as I have, 
you're bound to have a bag of random letters tucked away in a drawer.  I poured my letters into a large bowl to see what I could spell. Doesn't it look like a colorful bowl of Alphabet Soup?




You'll also need:
Card stock - heavyweight, textured
Glue
Blue painters' tape
Frame (no glass)



1. Arrange the letters on the heavy piece of textured white card stock. Place the frame on top of the paper and mark the inside edge. This way you can make sure the words fit in the opening when finished.  

2. Use the removable blue painter's tape and a ruler to keep the letters in line. Just because it isn't perfect doesn't mean it can't be straight, but "wonky" could be fun too...

3. Apply glue to the back of each letter, then adhere to the card stock. Use your finger or a toothpick to apply just the right amount.  Note: You can also cover the frame backing with lightweight fabric, or burlap and iron the letters in place following manufacturer's directions.



4. Place in your frame, with or without a mat to display your imperfect, inspirational piece of Random Letter Art.

Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and letter sheets at your favorite craft stores!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Felt Anniversary Heart

Not just for Valentine's Day, a heart is also the perfect project for a special anniversary!


You will need:


Instructions:
1. Cut 2 red, 1 white and 1 pink felt heart. Use a die, or simply trace around a heart pattern. Trim the white heart with pinking shears to make it a little smaller than the red heart. Trim the pink heart with regular shears so it is slightly smaller than the white heart.


2.  Layer, then sew the red, white and pink hearts together as shown, using a small straight stitch.


3.  Adhere the iron-on letters to the top heart following the instructions on the package.
4.  Sew decorative buttons in place if desired.
5.  Using hot glue, adhere a small, grosgrain ribbon loop to the second red heart, then glue both of the red hearts together.  Leave a small opening if desired, then fill with chocolate "kisses", or a special gift for the one you love!


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, February 10, 2020

Share the Love with Joy®

It's almost here!
Create quick'n EZ projects for Valentine's Day with Joy iron-on embroidered letters!
You can find project instructions right here....... 


Look for Joy® letters and letter sheets at your favorite craft store!

Friday, February 7, 2020

DIY Girl Scout Tote Bag

Create your own DIY Girl Scout Cookie Tote Bag with 
Joy® embroidered letters and numbers!



You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On 3" Varsity Letters in Black & White & 1" Cooper numbers 
  • Kunin® Felt 
  • Tote bag
  • iron
  • fabric glue
  • scissors
*Varsity and Cooper letters and numbers are available in white, black, red and blue.




Instructions:
  1. Cut the girl scout emblem out of felt and glue onto the tote bag.
  2. Using the direction of the back of the package heat set the word of choice across emblem.  I choose " GS Cookies 45612".

Now you have a tote bag that you can carry your Girl Scout Cookies in for deliveries that help everyone see what troop you are in and that you have cookies for sale!


Here is a quick video on how to make it.



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, February 3, 2020

Farmhouse Reversible Sign Created with Joy!

Creating home décor is quick and easy with Joy® embroidered letters!  Reverse the wooden house shapes to display a second message to make double-duty décor!



You will need:
  • Joy® Embroidered Letters - 3" Varsity, White 
  • Wooden Houses - four, Michael's
  • Ribbon - Gingham, Black
  • Chipboard Heart Sticker - Red
  • Spray Paint - Wood Tone
  • Craft Paint - White
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Adhesive Foam Squares - Four
  • Paintbrush
  • Chipboard
  • Ruler
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • HVAC Duct Sealing Tape, Silver
Instructions:

1. In a well-ventilated area (or outside) spray front and sides of four wooden house cut-outs with wood stain.  Set aside to dry.


2.  Apply a coat of white craft paint to the backside of the four wooden houses and then set aside to dry.


3.  Once dry, peel liner paper from the back of the Joy® Varsity embroidered letters HOME and apply to the stained side of the wooden houses. 




4. Apply a coat of black craft paint to the letters LOVE, then set aside to dry.

Tip: Varsity letters are also available in black with a white outline, but white letters are dyeable and can be colored with paint, dye, fabric markers and more to complement any surface you are personalizing.


5.  Once dry, peel liner paper from the back of the painted Joy® Varsity embroidered letters LOVE and apply to the painted side of the wooden houses. 



6.  To create a roof for each house, measure then cut four chipboard rectangles 3/4" by 5".  Cover each piece with the HVAC duct tape folding over all edges.  


7. Carefully bend each roof piece in half and attach it to the house with a glue gun.  Tie and attach a gingham bow to the "O" in HOME and a red heart to the "O" in LOVE with two layers of foam adhesive squares.


There are so many options to create your very own personalized farmhouse home
décor signs.  Customize the colors and messages to make great gifts!


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

Friday, January 31, 2020

Pillow Talk - LOL

For those of us of a "certain age" we often ended handwritten letters with SWAK - Sealed With A Kiss, or LOL which for us, meant Lots of Love.......


With embroidered letters we can change the world!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letters - 3" Lx2 & O 
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Classic or Baby Monogram, or letter sheets - Pink or White (your choice)
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Flowers
  • Pillow
  • Iron and pressing cloth


 

Instructions:

1.  Starting with "O" at the center of the pillow, arrange the large letters and flowers on either side then, following manufacturer's directions on packaging, press in place.  Note: If the pillow is extremely soft, you may want to press in place one piece at a time to avoid shifting.


2.  Allow to cool then, working with one large letter at a time, arrange then press the smaller letters in place next to each of the large letters. 


Embroidered letters and floral accents are a quick and easy way to customize a decorative pillow for all your home décor needs...


Look for Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters at your favorite craft stores. They're available in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Floral Monogrammed Jewelry Case

Adding a personalized touch to a store-bought item elevates it from a gift to a keepsake in just minutes with Joy® embroidered letters and florals!



You will need:
  • Joy® Embroidered Letters - Monograms Right, Center Left; White
  • Joy® Embroidered Florals - Pink Flowers (2 packages)
  • Jewelry Case - Target Dollar Spot
  • Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue
  • Scissors


Instructions:

1. Select the Joy® Embroidered Monograms and dry fit for the best position.  Flip Monograms over, apply MONO Multi Liquid Glue with the fine tip applicator and attach to the top center of the jewelry case.  Set aside to allow the glue to dry.


2.  Remove flowers from the packaging and cut apart as shown in the photo below.  


3.  Flip florals over, apply MONO Multi Liquid Glue with the fine tip applicator.  Allow the glue to set-up.  It will turn from white to clear but will remain tacky.   Attach to the bottom side of the jewelry case.


I love how Joy® has done all the hard work making these Monogram Letters in a circular pattern which creates a professional-looking finished project that becomes a keepsake!


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