Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Monogrammed Luggage

Have you ever gone on vacation and had a hard time identifying your luggage in the luggage claim? Make your luggage more identifiable with monogrammed letters from Joy®.

You will need:
Joy® Monogram Embroidered Letters
Paint Marker
Fabric Glue

1. Customize white, embroidered Joy letters by coloring with markers, fabric dye, paint, etc. For this project, I used a silver paint marker.

2.  Let dry then adhere to the luggage with liquid fabric adhesive. Super easy to do and makes your luggage soooo much easier to find!

You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters and letter sheets at your local craft stores.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Fall Welcome Banner

Welcome your guests all season long with this easy to make Fall Welcome Banner.

You will need:
  • Two pieces of 8" x 12" plaid flannel
  • Joy® Gold Iron-on Embroidered Letters
  • Felt:  Cream, Green and Tan
  • Fabric Glue
  • Various Trims and Buttons
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron
  • Bamboo Skewer

  • Cut simple pumpkin shape out of cream felt.  
  • Cut a pumpkin stem from tan felt and leaves from green felt.
  • Glue shapes and trim onto flannel with fabric glue.

  • Top stitch around pumpkin and trims on flannel using the sewing machine.
  •  Place second piece of flannel over the decorated piece and sew together leaving space for turning the right side out.  Sew banner closed.
  • Set iron to cotton setting, approx. 350°.
  • Iron banner to flatten.
  • Position letters with shiny side down onto flannel.
  • Cover letters with a clean soft cloths, with a firm pressure iron cloth over letters for 25 seconds.
  • Turn flannel over and iron the back of the letters for 25 seconds.
  • Create a small pocket by folding and sewing down top of banner.  
  • Insert a bamboo skewer or small wood dowel on top of banner for hanging.

Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters and number sheets are available 

in a variety of sizes, colors, and fonts at your local craft stores.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Punny Halloween Costume Ideas

Take Halloween creativity to a new level and get a little punny!

Create some simple and punny Halloween costumes in now time with Joy® Iron-on letters and numbers!

You will need (Ceiling Fan Costume):
  • Joy® Iron-on Varsity 1.5" Letter & Numbers - Go Ceiling & 1
  • Joy® Iron-on Silver Embroidered Letters & Numbers - #
  • T-shirt
  • felt
  • glue 
  • scissors
  • pompom

  1. Cut 2 pieces of felt into hand shape and draw in design for the fingers.
  2. Iron on # and 1 onto the front of the hand on the palm.
  3. Glue the two parts of the hand together leaving the bottom open to slide you hand into like a foam finger.
  4. Iron on the phrase "GO CEILING" according to the packaging to the front of the T-shirt.  If you do not have a plain shirt to use, flip an old shirt inside out for a plain color.
  5. Wear your shirt with spirit with an added pompom and your felt finger to be the best "Ceiling Fan" there is!

You will need (Iron Chef):
  • Joy® Iron-on Varsity 1.5" Letter & Numbers - FE
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Numbers  - 26
  • apron
  • felt
  • elastic
  • cardboard
  • glue 
  • scissors
  • needle and thread

  1. Cut a white felt rectangle.
  2. Iron on FE  and a little 26 onto the rectangle according to the directions.  
  3. Glue the white felt onto the apron.
  4. Add a few props such as a felt chef hat and felt butcher knife to complete the look of an Iron Chef!

Enjoy this short video on how to make these fun costumes.

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.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Welcome Fall Hand Towel

I am so happy that fall is finally here!

The weather has cooled down and it is beautiful outside.  I always trade out my decorative towels in the kitchen each month with a new theme and this Welcome Fall towel is going to look fabulous hanging on the stove!

You will need:
Joy® Iron-On letters
Joy Iron-On Floral Appliqués
Decorative hand towel
Pom-Pom fringe
Hot glue gun
Iron and ironing board

 These golden yellow letters were the perfect color for my towel! They just yell out "FALL".

1. Iron the towel to remove the creases then position the letters and appliqués along the edge.
Note: I have learned the hard way to do this ON the ironing board 😊

2. I used a detail hot glue gun to adhere the pom pom trim to the bottom of the towel on the back.

3. Add a tiny scalloped trim right below the decorative stitching on the front.

Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and appliqués at your local craft store.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Monogram Woodland Picnic Basket

Picnics aren't just for summertime! 

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

You will need:
    Joy® embroidered iron-on monogram (your family initial)
    Wood picnic basket
    Craft paint-I used Folkart Home Decor Chalk Paint in Java
    Stencil-I used Folkart Stencil Value Pack-Woodland
    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 on the basket 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.

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    Quick and E-Z Fall Pillow

    Time to get in the mood for Fall and the change of the seasons... Soup on the stove, a fire in the fireplace and an idea for a craft project are a great way to start off November!

    If you love a quick and easy project, then read on to see how to make this adaptable pillow!

    You will need:
    Joy® embroidered letter sheet 
    Dishtowel - cotton plaid
    buttons:  5 to match fabric
    12" x 16" Pillow form  
    Upholstery thread
    Pressing cloth
    Chalk fabric marker



    1. Unfold the dishtowel then press on the wrong side to remove wrinkles.

    2.  With the wrong side facing up, place the pillow at the center of the towel. Fold the bottom edge up then fold the top edge down, matching the plaid.  Arrange the buttons and mark each placement. Mark the distance on each side where the seam will be stitched. Remove the pillow and stitch on the buttons.  Hand stitch the seam on one side of the pillow.  

    3. Place the pillow inside the open end, adjust and stitch the opening closed to match the opposite side.

    4.  Following manufacturer directions on the back of the package, iron the letters on the front of the pillow.  F A L L was used here, but with a full set of letters on the sheet, you can also use  G A T H E R, A U T U M N,  W E L C O M E  F A L L, and more!

    You can find Joy® embroidered letters at your local craft store.  They come in many sizes, shapes and colors and they should have something to fit any need!  

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    Monogrammed Autumn Door Decor

    Welcome your guests in style with this beautiful alternative to a traditional wreath!

    Autumn is the most gorgeous time of the year. The lovely, rich colors, the beautiful fall flowers and changing leaves -- it's a decorator's dream! I wanted to bring those elements to my front door, so I made this monogrammed door hanging using featuring fall colors and a large Joy® Embroidered iron-on monogram.

    You need:
    • Large Joy embroidered, iron-on monogram 
    • Felt leaf shape (mine came from my local dollar store)
    • Burlap ribbon or pre-made burlap bow
    • Floral stems in fall colors
    • Wire cutter
    • Ribbon 
    • Iron
    • Hot glue gun

    1. Iron the embroidered letter onto felt leaf. I used the initial of my last name.

    2. Cut the floral stem apart using wire cutters. I only used one large mum and 2 leaf clusters, but you can use as many flowers as you like.

    3. Make a bow with burlap ribbon then attach the flowers and leaves to the middle of the bow using hot glue.

    4. Attach bow to the bottom of the felt leaf.
    5. Run a small length of ribbon through the hole in the top of the leaf and tie in a knot (for hanging).
    Hang on your front door and enjoy the compliments!
    Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and numbers are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and fonts at your local craft stores.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    Personalized Autumn Plants

    Use Joy embroidered letters to personalize store bought plants!

    You will need
    Joy® Iron-On Letters

    1. Clean the surface of the container with window cleaner and a towel.
    2. Remove letters from the sheet then adhere to the pot with the adhesive.  Display and enjoy!

    Look for Joy® embroidered letters and letter sheets at your local craft store.  White letters are dyable with fabric paint, markers and more!

    Saturday, October 6, 2018

    Gather Sign

    Whether gathering in the harvest or gathering to celebrate with family and friends, 
    this easy sign can be quickly made with Joy® embroidered letters.

    You'll need:

    Joy Iron-on Letters:  3" & 1 1/2" script letters

    Wood sign board (4 1/2" x 15" used here)
    Acrylic paint:  red, white and gray (or your choice of colors)
    Tacky glue or craft iron


    1. Paint the board red. Let dry then paint the edges gray. 
    2. Add streaks of gray and white with a dry brush. 
    3. Paint the letters gray with a pouncing motion.  Add touches of white.
    4. Use a craft iron to iron the letters in place, or use tacky glue.
    5. Add a hanger at the back or simply lean the sign against the wall.

    You can find Joy® iron-on embroidered letters in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors at your local craft stores.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    Boo Halloween Banner

    Halloween is almost here. Time to get a little spooky!

    Create banners in any color then add Joy® Iron-on, embroidered letters!

    You will need:
    • Joy® Iron-on Black Script 1.5" Monograms - B O O
    • kraft cardstock
    • google eyes
    • white ink
    • sticker maker, or glue 
    • baker's twine
    • paper straw

    1. Cut the kraft cardstock into a fishtail shape for the banner.  Any size width or length you desire. It just needs to be wide enough for the letters. Note: Script monograms are available in different sizes.   
    2. Ink the edges with white ink and add streaks along the front of the paper to make it look ghostly.
    3. Select phrase you wish from the letters, I chose "BOO".
    4. Place the letters into your sticker maker along with the google eyes to make them stickers.  Attach to the banner
    5. Add adhesive to the top of the banner and stick down the paper straw, cut to fit the width of the banner.
    6. Thread the twine into the paper straw and tie the ends into a knot to secure the hanger for the banner.
    This BOO banner makes for a great kids craft for the Halloween season.

    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.
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