Monday, September 16, 2019

Fall Picnic Basket

Fall in and follow me for a picnic in the woods... 

Create a beautiful woodland monogrammed picnic basket and set-up under the colorful trees of Fall by Laura Bray.

You will need:
  • Joy® embroidered iron-on monogram (your family initial)
  • Wood picnic basket
  • Craft paint- Folkart Home Decor Chalk Paint in Java
  • Stencil
  • Stencil brush
  • Craft glue
  1. Clean the top of the picnic basket.
  2. Using craft paint and a stencil of your choice, paint a design on the lid.
  3. Allow paint to dry completely.
  4. Glue the monogram to the lid.

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

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fall Pumpkin Home Decor

Add a little Joy® to your Fall home décor with this quick and easy fall centerpiece. 

Supplies Needed:
  • Joy® Embroidered Letters - Black 
  • Craft Glue
  • Wood Pumpkin 
  • Acrylic Paint - Brown, Barn Red, Orange and Marigold 
  • Paintbrush
  • Fall Floral Pick
  • Sandpaper
  • Ribbon and Twine

Create the look of old barn wood using this wood pumpkin cut-out and acyrlic paint.

  • Paint the wood pumpkin with brown acrylic paint.   
  • After the brown paint has dried paint the sections of the pumpkin with alternating colors.
  • Sand the pumpkin with a fine grit sandpaper to distress and smooth the wood.
  • Glue the embroidered letters and floral pick onto the wood pumpkin.
  • Create a bow with sheer ribbon tied in the center with twine and glue onto the top of the pumpkin for the finishing touch.
A quick and easy Fall Centerpiece for my mantel.  

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

Monday, September 9, 2019

Glow-in-the-Dark Pumpkins

These little pumpkins are not so scary during the day, but after dark the letters will glow!

You will need:

Joy® embroidered letters - B O O  (1 1/2" Script)

3 wood slices
3 pieces of twig for stems
Small leaves
Bronze craft wire
Glow-in-the-dark paint:  Natural & orange
Paintbrush, toothpick, craft glue


1.  Glue twig stems and leaves to wood slices.  Wrap wire around stem.
2.  Paint wood slices with orange paint.  Apply dimensional fabric paint to letters.  Use a toothpick to distribute paint.  Let dry.
3.  Glue one letter to each wood piece.

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

Friday, September 6, 2019

Personalized Makeup Bag

Makeup is always more fun when you carry it in a sassy personalized bag!  With Joy® Embroidered Letters the possibilities are endless!

You will need:

  • Joy® Embroidered Iron On Letters - Gold
  • Joy® Embroidered Iron On Numbers and Symbols - Gold
  • Zippered Pouch
  • Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue 
  • Ruler

  • Instructions:

    1.  Decide what saying you would like on your makeup bag and then select the Joy® Embroidered Iron On Letters from the sheet.  Dry fit the hashtag symbol and letters on the bag to ensure they will fit.

    2.  Place the Joy® Embroidered Iron On Letters right side down on the work surface and apply liquid glue with the fine tip.

    3.  Lay ruler across the bottom of the bag.  Then starting in the center, apply the letters to the right and then apply all the letters and the hashtag symbol to the left.

    Fill with all the makeup essentials (or a gift card) for the perfect gift for any friend (especially a teenager)!

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

    Monday, September 2, 2019

    Giant Pencil Back to School Signs

    Create a back to school sign for the kids to hold up for their first and last days of school!

    You will need:
    • Joy® Iron-On Varsity letters - black & White
    • iron
    • Kunin® Felt in various colors
    • fabric glue
    • scissors
    • rotary cutter
    • ruler

    1. Cut out the shapes from the felt to make a giant pencil and glue together.
    2. Light up the iron of letter to spell out the grade of choice, you can use either black or white for this.  If you use a ruler to help you line up the letter to helps make them straight!
    3. Use an iron to heat set the letter per the instructions on the package.

    You can make these for any grade you wish!!

    Plus they are great for both girls and boys!!

    Here is a quick video on how to make the treat bags.

    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.

    Friday, August 30, 2019

    Harvest Crate

    It's time to bring in the harvest.  Display it in this easy-to-decorate crate.

    You will need:

    • Joy® embroidered letters - 1" red block letters used here
    • Small wooden crate
    • Gray paint
    • Decorative nails
    • Tacky glue
    • Paintbrush, water, sandpaper, hammer, heat gun

    1. Paint crate with a wash of gray paint.  Let dry then sand the edges for a distressed look.

    2. Arrange letters on front of crate then glue in place with a small amount of tacky glue.  Use a heat gun to heat letters to melt the adhesive backing of the letters for a permanent seal.

    3. Hammer decorative nails on the front of the crate at each side. 

    4. Distress nails and edges of letters with paint.

    Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters, numbers at your local craft stores!

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    School Spirit Wreath

    College football season is upon us so it's time to show some school spirit!

    deco mesh wreath college school spirit

    Not just for college, this is the perfect project for all school sports teams!

    You'll need the following supplies:
    • Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters 
    • Wire wreath form
    • Deco-mesh (school colors)
    • Assorted rolls of gross grain and burlap ribbon (school colors)
    • 18" of 3" wide ribbon for school letters
    • Adhesive foam board, or chipboard
    • Chenille stems

    1. Weave the deco mesh back and forth thru the two, center wire rings then add wired burlap bows between the loops, securing each one to the wire with a 4" chenille stem.

    2. Cut 6" to 8" strips of the patterned ribbon, scrunch and wrap with a chenille stem at the center, then add to the wreath.  Add additional strips of ribbon or burlap if desired.

    3. Cut a strip of adhesive foam board or chipboard. Measure your wreath to determine length and measure the ribbon to determine the width. With the adhesive side facing the front, insert the ends under the outer and inner wire rings at the back as shown.


    4. Expose the adhesive then cover with a strip of ribbon, or cover chipboard with glue. Remove the backing from your letters then adhere to the center as shown.  Voilà, you are now ready to get your spirit on!

    There are so many other things you can make to decorate not just your home, but a school dorm room too! This pillow form was covered with fabric, then decorated it with the team cheer.  You can also create banners or pennants using felt shapes in your school colors.

    You can find Joy® Iron-On letters and numbers and all your favorite crafting supplies at your favorite craft stores!

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Personalized Planner Kit

     Nothing promises a great start to a new School year more than a personalized planner kit using Joy® embroidered letters!

    You will need:

    • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letters - (2) white initial scripts
    • Joy® Embroidered, iron-on appliqué 
    • Clear zippered bag
    • Notebook
    • Pocket mirror
    • Permanent marker
    • Permanent adhesive
    • Scissors


    1. Color the letters with the marker. 

    2. Cut apart the rose appliqué then adhere everything to your notebook, pouch and mirror.  Layer the pieces of the rose appliqué to give the flower some depth on the front of the pocket mirror. 

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