Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Noel Ball Ornament & a Handmade Card

Christmas is a magical time to make some handmade ornaments and a card!

Personalize a handmade ornament with Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Black 1" Letters - NOEL
  • Joy® Iron-on Gold Script 1" Letters - NOEL
  • ball ornament - handmade or store bought
  • Glue
  • handmade card

  1. Create a ornament or buy a pretty one you like and wrap a bow to the top of the ball.   
  2. Select phrase you wish from the letters, I chose "NOEL".
  3. Glue the letters to the front of the ball ornament.  
  4. You can also use the iron on letters for cardmaking.  Instead of a stamp or chipboard letter the embroidered letters make an elegant edition to any handmade card.
Both of these projects would make a wonderful gift.

Here is a quick video on how to make this ornament and card.

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, December 9, 2018

Rustic Farmhouse Style Christmas Ornaments

Joy® Embroidered iron-on letters makes it easy to create rustic 
farmhouse style Christmas ornaments.

You will need:
  • Joy® Embroidered iron-on letters - assorted
  • Wooden Ornaments
  • Tombow MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue
  • Glitter Glue
  • Glitter
  • Craft paint - white
  • 1/2" Flat brush

1. Draw snowflake shapes onto wooden ornaments with glitter glue.  Sprinkle on additional glitter, then shake off excess and set aside to dry.

2. Paint a stripe across the center of the wood ornament. Let dry.

3.  Select the Joy® Embroidered iron-on letters then position on the ornament to create the sayings. Move the letters around until you are pleased with the composition.

4.  Attach letters to ornament with MONO Multi Liquid Glue.  The fine tip makes application a breeze!

These are the perfect last-minute gift for teachers, neighbors, and friends!

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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Personalize your Christmas Stocking with Joy

Add a little personality to a simple linen stocking with Joy® iron-on letters, ribbons and trim! 

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letter Sheet - Red
  • Ribbon, Trim and Twine
  • Buttons
  • Silver Snowflake Pin
  • Craft Glue
  • Pine Craft Stem
  • Jingle Bell

  • Depending on the fabric and lining content of your stocking, you can either iron on the letters or glue them onto the stocking with craft glue.
  • Make a simple bow by folding the ribbon over and tying the center tight with the twine.  
  • Add a jingle bell and a small piece of pine craft stem to the center of the bow and tie again with the twine.  
  • Add button to both ends of the twine and tie to the center of the bow.  
  • Trim the ends of the bow.
  • I switched out the plain wood button on the center of the button for one that better fits my style.
  • Glue trim and bow onto the front of the stocking with craft glue.
  • Embellish with a Christmas pin.
  • Add presents or greenery and berries to the inside of the stocking.
  • Hang from your mantel, or the stocking would make a great addition in the center of a Christmas Wreath.

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

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

Monday, December 3, 2018

Wreath Card Holder

You've got Merry Mail!  

Show off your cards on this quick and easy card holder made from a wire wreath!

You'll need:
3" Red Joy Iron-on letters to spell "Merry Mail"
18" wire wreath form
Apple green all-purpose acrylic paint or spray paint
Kunin® 9" x 12"  stiff felt - Apple green
Small wood clothespins
Red pom poms
2 yards of red ribbon
Glue Dots or other adhesive
Paintbrush & scissors


1.  Paint the wreath and clothespins.

2.  Remove the paper backing from the letters then place on the felt.  Iron the letters onto the felt following the manufacturer's instructions.  Trim the felt around the letters leaving a small border.  I used the Varsity 3" letters.  If you are using a smaller wreath form, use smaller letters in the center.
Varsity 3" letter
3.  Arrange the letters on the ribbon leaving ends to tie to the wreath.  Glue the letters to the ribbon then tie in the center of the wreath.  Another option is to clip the letters on the wreath.

4.  Glue one pom poms to the end of each clothespin.

Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and numbers at your favorite craft store!