Thursday, February 15, 2018

Easy Monogrammed Kids Apron

Make a personalized apron for a fun and easy kids craft!

These are so easy to make, all you have to do is to add you favorite Joy® iron-on letters to a child's apron to make all their crafty dreams come true!

You will need:
Joy® Iron on Embroidery Letters - Silver
Kids apron
Large fabric flower
Small fabric rose
Fabric glue

1.  Glue the flowers to the top right corner of the apron.
2.  Select an area of the apron for the name.  Since the name "Catherine" was long it was placed along the left side.

3.  Iron the letters in place following directions on the packaging.  Use fabric weights to hold the apron flat for a clean application.

Enjoy her amazing smile as she wears her own special apron that mommie made....

Enjoy this short video on how to make this simple and functional gift.

Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and numbers at your favorite craft store. They're available in different sizes, colors and fonts, suitable for every occasion.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Make An Emoji Notebook

Make a fun emoji notebook that kids of any age will love!

Emoji's are the big trend these days with kids and even some adults, so with Joy® embroidered emoji faces and letters it was easy to customize this denim notebook.

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letter sheet - Flouresent Yellow
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Emoji's
  • Denim Notebook (or create your own cover from an old pair of jeans)
  • Iron


Referring to directions on the back of the packaging, position then iron each letter and emoji to the front of the cover with an iron and in a few minutes, you have your own personalized notebook cover.

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

Friday, February 9, 2018

Quiet Time Baby Sign

Create a quiet time sign for baby's wall or door with JOY® letters.  They are durable and easy to use!

You will need:
Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letters:  
    Baby Monogram Letters & Numbers - brown and Letter sheet - 1" black


Card stock 12" x 12":  corrugated - black; leaf patterned and brown Kraft 
Unfinished wood heart - 8"
Painted wood cut-outs:  Elephant, Sun & Cloud
Wire - 12"
Inkpad - Brown
Sponge wedge (cosmetic sponge)
Découpage medium (Mod Podge matte)
Sponge brush or paint brush
Iron and pressing cloth

1.  Trace around the wooden heart on the wrong side of the leaf patterned paper then cut out.  Cut a second heart from the black corrugated paper about 3/8" from the edge of the heart.

2.  Adhere the paper heart to front of the wood heart with découpage medium.  Working from the center to the outer edge, gently smooth away any air bubbles if necessary then seal the top of the paper with a coat of the découpage medium.  Center then adhere to the black corrugated paper heart.

3.  Referring to photo, cut rectangles of Kraft paper large enough to accommodate the letters T I P T O E and S H H.  Iron, or glue the letters in place on the paper strips. Press the sponge into the brown ink then color around the edge of each strip of paper.  Glue the letters B A B Y to the cloud.

4.  Glue the elephant and sun/cloud cutouts to black corrugated paper, trim the paper about 1/4" from the edges then glue in place on the heart.

5.  Drill a small hole at each side of the top of the heart. To create the hanger, thread the ends of a 12" piece of wire thru the holes from the back to the front.  Curl ends around the foam brush handle to keep in place.

With a variety of wood surfaces and painted shapes available at your local craft store, you can use Joy letters to create a variety of signs/door hangers for baby or child's room.  These would also be welcome baby shower gifts for a friend!


Joy® Letter sheets in a variety of colors and fonts are available at your local craft stores.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Organize Your Closet With Joy Letters

Use Joy® Letters to organize your closet and say good-bye to crazy mornings!

Closet organization can be a constant battle, but monogrammed bins can turn chaos into joy. Use Joy Letters to monogram store-bought, fabric bins so everyone knows where to stash their stuff! 

Look at the difference Joy Letters, bins, craft glue, and ten minutes made for this closet!

Here's the closet before:

And here it is after: 


Simply buy some storage bins at your local home store then add Joy embroidered letters with either an iron, or glue.  You can also glue smaller Joy monograms onto wooden hangers so that everyone knows where to hang their coat!

Look for Joy® embroidered iron on letters and letter sheets at your local craft store.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Hugs and Kisses Kitchen Towels

Holiday projects are quick and easy with Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters!

Perfect for gift giving, these hugs and kisses kitchen towels will show everyone just how much they mean to you this Valentine's Day!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letters - black or white script 
  • Ombre Kitchen Towels (2) I got mine at the Target Dollar Spot
  • Craft Iron
  • Background Basics and Stitch Stamps*
  • Crafters' Inks* - Canyon Red, Berry and Night

1. Stamp a border along the bottom of each towel using background basics stamps with berry and canyon inks, let dry.  *Ann Butler's stamps and inks by ColorBox were used for this project.

2.  Accent with the zig zag stitch stamps using "night" ink.

 3.  Script letters are available in black and white. If black isn't available at your store, no worries - white letters are dyeable using black ink, or permanent markers.

4.  Apply the Joy® Iron-on, embroidered letters according to package directions with either a small craft, or regular iron.

Any hey presto, it's as easy as that!  A few supplies and 15 minutes is all it takes to create these cute kitchen towels just in time for Valentine's Day!

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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Wall Valentine

Add a little love to your walls with this easy canvas.

Wall Valentine
This project is easy to make in any size canvas and any one of the many styles of JOY® embroidered  letters, including dyeable letters to coordinate with any color scheme.

You will need:
JOY letters in 3" script or your favorite font
8" square canvas
Craft paint - Cherry Red
Sequin heart
Tacky glue
Paint brush
Wax paper

1. Starting with outside edges, paint the canvas.  
2. To add texture, wad up a piece of waxed paper and dab over the paint while it is still wet.  Let dry.
3. Glue the letters and heart to the canvas.  It's that easy!  

Joy® iron-on embroidered letters are available in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors in the general crafts area at your local craft store.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Valentine Message Blocks

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and there's no better way to get your message across to the ones you love than with these cute blocks!

The blocks showcase a different word on each side and they're quick and easy to make in under 30 minutes!

You will need:
2" Wood blocks - 4
Craft paint - pink
Paint brush
Background basics stamps*
Crafters' inks* - Canyon Red & Berry
*Ann Butler's stamps and inks by ColorBox were used for this project.

1. Paint wooden blocks with pink acrylic craft paint, let dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary.

2. Stamp designs randomly on each side of each block.

3. Select a variety of the embroidered letters to spell out your favorite Valentine themed words: LOVE, KISS, SEXY and HUGS. Apply the letters according to package directions with either a small craft, or regular iron.

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Cute Valentine Dish Towel

Joy embroidered letters are the perfect embellishment to make cute dish towels even more special!

It's so easy to create a quick and easy gift by simply embellishing a Valentine's Day dish towel with iron-on embroidered letters.  Dish towels are readily available at department and other local stores and Joy® iron-on letters are available at local craft stores.

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letter sheet - White, or pink 
  • Valentine Dish Towel
  • Iron

Referring to directions on the back of the packaging, iron each letter to the dish towel.  You can write fun sayings like "KISS ME, YOU ARE LOVED and TOP CHEF  or single words: LOVE, HUGS  and XO.  

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

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Joy of Valentines!

Love you!  Heart you!  Create a card touch the heart of any recipient, young or old!

You will need:

  • JOY®  Embroidered Baby Monogram Letters & Numbers sheet 
  • Blank greeting card:  5-1/2" square
  • Cardstock:  white, light pink, dark pink and red
  • Die-cut machine
  • Paper trimmer
  • Adhesives
  • Red & white Bakers' twine
  • Clear adhesive rhinestone - 1/4"

1.  Referring to photo below, cut cardstock pieces as shown then, starting with the white square, layer and adhere each piece to the front of the card.  


2. Cut three 1" pennants then fold over and adhere to the string to create the banner.  Adhere the embroidered letters to the banner as shown then attach the banner to the card.  

3.  Add the rhinestone to the center of the small heart to finish, then print, stamp or write your message on the inside of the card.  

Sheets of embroidered Joy® letters and numbers are available in different sizes, colors and fonts at your local craft stores.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Scented Heart Sachets

Let the scent of the holidays linger with cinnamon and spice scented heart sachets.  Hang around the home and use in the car.

Here's what you'll need:
  • Joy® Embroidered Emojis
  • Craft felt - red and blue 
  • Cheese cloth and/or tulle
  • Embroidery thread and needle 
  • Decorative trim
  • Ribbon 
  • Spices or dried herbs 
  • Heart pattern (use a stencil or draw your own)
  • Black marker
  • Scissors 

1. Cut two felt heart shapes.  Cut a smaller heart shape from the center of one of them to create a frame. 

2. Stitch the open heart onto three layers of the cheese cloth and one layer of tulle as shown. Trim the excess cheese cloth away from the outside edge. discard. 

3. Adhere the embroidered heart from the emoji sheet to the center of the opening.  Stitch the ribbon to the center of the second heart. 


4. Sandwich the decorative trim between the top and the bottom heart then stitch together using an overhand, or blanket stitch.

5. Leave a small opening on one side then fill with aromatics: sliced orange rind, whole cloves, cinnamon bark and freshly grated nutmeg. After filling, stitch the opening closed.


You can find a selection of Joy® iron-on numbers, letters and emojis at your local craft stores.