Tuesday, December 31, 2019

"2020 Can You See it Now" Canvas

Twenty Twenty is "clearly" going to be a year of stupid puns and silly memes.
We might as well get used to it.  So, if you can’t beat them, you might as well join them.

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters and Numbers
  • White and Navy Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 10″ x 10″ Canvas
  • Removable tape
  • DecoArt® Americana Classic Stencil – Jacobean Floral
  • Stencil Brush
  • Flower Embellishments
  • Small Eye Glasses

1. Paint the entire canvas with a generous amount of white acrylic paint.  While the white paint is still wet, softly blend the navy blue paint.

2. Once the canvas has dried.  Position the stencil onto the corner of the canvas and tape down the edges with removable painter’s tape to keep the stencil from moving.

3. Use a  stipple brush to lightly apply white acrylic paint inside open stencil areas.

4.  Stencil all four corners of the canvas to create a nice, subtle background.

5. Remove the backing from each letter then position on the canvas.  Tip: use a piece of removable tape to keep them straight.

5.  To make it a little more “Punny”…cut glasses from card stock using a die cutting machine, then glue to the sign with flower embellishments if desired. 

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

Friday, December 27, 2019

Personalized Binder Cover

Glam up the front cover of your New Year's binder with Joy® embroidered letters!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On Baby Monogram Letters - white
  • Joy® Iron-On script letters - white
  • Kunin® Felt 
  • Binder
  • Diamond Dotz Dress 
  • Diamond trim
  • fabric glue
  • scissors

  1. Cut out the Diamond Dotz dress and cut the felt to fit the binder cover.
  2. Glue the dress to the felt and a little felt flower to the side for some added fun.
  3. Using the direction of the back of the package heat set the words of choice to the top and bottom of the dress.  I picked "Hello Beautiful" in two different sized fonts.
  4. Glue on a little extra bling to the side of the binder.

Now you can enjoy a binder that is not only cute, but one that empowers you to be amazing every day of the new year!

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.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Last Minute Fun Gift

When you need a quick'n EZ project for Christmas, 
jazz up a small pillow with Joy embroidered letters!

You will need:


That's all!

Position the letters on the pillow then remove the backing and press in place.  

These letters are adhesive, so you don't even need to iron them on!
Look how "nice" this is.... and it only took minutes to make.  

You find more quick'n EZ ideas on our Facebook page video here.

You can find Joy® embroidered letters at your local craft store. It's available in a variety of colors, fonts and sizes individually and in full alphabet sheets.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Quick & Easy Monogram Velvet Ornaments

Christmas is quickly approaching and what better way to wrap up those last-minute gifts than with Monogrammed Velvet Ornaments that can be created in 15 minutes with Joy® embroidered letters!

You will need:
  • Joy® Embroidered Letters - 1 1/2" Script, White
  • Velvet Ornaments - Target Dollar Spot
  • Craft Paint - Metallic Gold
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

1. Select the Joy® Embroidered Letters that fit best onto the ornaments and dry fit for the best position.

2.  Apply a coat of gold metallic craft paint on each letter, then set aside to dry.

3.  Once dry, apply Joy® Script Monogram embroidered letters with a glue gun and glue sticks.

4.  To finish, cut the ribbon to a 12" length and tie in a bow around the top of each ornament.

There are so many DIY ornament options at craft stores that you can personalize your Monogram Ornaments to each of your family and friends.  
They would also make great gift tags!

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

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Reindeer Snacks Sign

Does your house have lots of fun snacks during the holiday season? 
Here's something fun to display on the table with them...  

You will need:
  • Joy® Embroidered Iron-on Letter sheet - red
  • Lg Wood Coaster
  • patterned paper
  • texture paste, stencil, spatula
  • themed embellishments


1. Cover the coaster with patterned paper, sanding the edges to smooth. 
2. Use the stencil and texture paste to add snowflakes around the edges of the project.

3. Adhere the embroidered letters at the center. 

4. Add additional embellishments as desired.

I can't wait to set up my snack table this year and show off my cute sign!

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

Thursday, December 12, 2019

It's a Sugar Plum Christmas≈

Christmas is a time for sugar plums and candy!

When visions of sugar plums dance in your head….. it’s almost Christmas, so let's make a sugar plum garland!

You will need:
Joy® Embroidered iron-on letter sheet – White

Kunin® Classic™ 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – 1 each Lemon Frost, Baby Pink & Minty
Kunin® Premium 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – White

Cricut® Maker™ with Rotary blade
    Cricut® Easy Press Mini, or iron
      Mod Podge® Ultra – Matte
        Crystal glitter
          Glue gun & lo-temp glue sticks
            Mini pom-pom trim – 3 yd spool
              Bag of small craft pom-poms, or cut from pom-pom trim
                Tacky glue or large, extra strength glue stick
                  Needle and thread
                    Scissors & wax paper


                    1. Using the “shapes” feature in Cricut Design Space, create:
                    ·       4” x 3” triangles - 5
                    ·       ½” circles - 15 
                    ·       ½” x 11” rectangles  - 3

                    2. Cut one set of shapes from each piece of felt - Lemon Frost, Baby Pink and Minty felt as follows: 
                                Place the felt horizontally across the top of the mat. Insert “Felt” in the “Browse all Materials” tab, then select “Felt Acrylic”.  Use the rotary blade to cut. After cutting is complete, pull the felt surrounding the shape from the mat, then carefully lift the shapes. Increase the size of the triangles to 4 ½” x 3 ½” then cut the shapes from white felt.

                    3. Place the colored triangles onto a piece of wax paper.  Spray with Mod Podge Ultra then sprinkle liberally with glitter. Allow to dry then shake off excess glitter.

                    4. Cover one side of each white felt triangle with glue then, with top edges aligned, center a colored triangle on top.  Press firmly in place.  Tip: Use a craft stick to spread an even layer of tacky glue on the felt, or use a glue stick. Premium felt is stiffer and an extra strength glue stick also works extremely well. *HAPPY (or MERRY) CHRISTMAS requires 14 pennants.

                    5. Cut the colored felt strips into ½” squares. For 14 pennants you will need 28 squares of each color. Alternating colors, loosely thread the squares, two of each color and one pom-pom onto a length of thread.  Stitch the end of the thread to the tip of the pennant to secure then glue a felt circle over the end at the back. Use a different color felt than the felt on the pennant for contrast.

                    6. Remove the letters needed for the garland from the embroidered letter sheet. Alternating pennant colors, iron one letter to each pennant. Position letters right side up, cover with a pressing cloth then iron in place. 

                    7. Place the pennants in order on a flat surface then use lo-temp glue to adhere the mini pom-pom trim across the top of all the pennants.  Leave a small space between each one and make sure to add extra trim at each end to hang your garland!


                     Joy® Embroidered Iron-on letters are available in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors ready for all  your personalizing needs!

                    Sunday, December 8, 2019

                    Home Talk with Pillows

                    Say it with a decorative pillow!  Just add embroidered letters... oh what fun!

                    Personalize a decorative pillow with iron-on letters. It's quick'n EZ and the perfect decorative accent for every corner of your home!

                    You will need:
                    Joy® Embroidered Iron-on letter sheet - gold*


                    Fabric glue
                    • Other colors and fonts are available so you can choose a color to match the design in your pillow.


                    1.  Remove the letters from the letter sheet for your saying then glue in place. The letters have a heat-activated adhesive on the back making it easy to iron them on.  This pillow however, was very soft and fluffy which made it hard to add the pressure needed so, for this particular pillow I used a strong, tacky, fabric glue.

                    2. Create the apostrophe used in this saying by snipping the shape from a letter not being used. The curved part of the letter "B" was used here.  Save what's left, you might need the extra pieces for another project.

                    Joy® Embroidered letters and letter sheets are available in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors at your local craft store.

                    Thursday, December 5, 2019

                    Noel Sign

                    Large script letters are perfect for creating a holiday sign for your entryway or wall.  
                    Try other ideas for a sign like this using words like "Home" or "Snow".

                    You will need:

                    8" x 24" canvas
                    5" Script letters - N, E, L
                    Round wood snowflake ornament
                    Small red and white bow
                    Acrylic paint:  red and white
                    Craft glue
                    Tools:  paintbrush, scissors


                    1.  Paint the canvas with two coats of red paint.  Streak with white by dipping a wide, stiff bristle, flat brush into the paint and lightly going over the red.  An old paint brush works well for this step. Paint the ornament white.

                    2.  Let dry then glue the letters and ornament in place.  Glue a small bow at the top of the ornament.

                    3.  Lean or hang sign.

                    Look for Joy® embroidered letters at your favorite craft stores!

                    Sunday, December 1, 2019

                    Plaid Tidings Embroidery Hoop Ornament

                    Create a Quick'n EZ ornament to decorate your home for the holidays!

                    You will need:
                    • Joy® Baby Monogram Iron On Embroidered Letters, White
                    • Red and Black Buffalo Plaid Flannel
                    • Iron
                    • Scissors
                    • 4" Embroidery Hoop
                    • Black Acrylic Paint
                    • Pine Craft Stem
                    • Craft Glue
                    • Ribbon and Twine
                    • Jingle Bell

                    1. Paint the embroidery hoop with black acrylic paint.
                    2. Cut a piece of flannel larger than the hoop then arrange the letters, shiny side down at the center of the flannel.  Note: Hold the hoop over the fabric to make sure they fit.


                    3. Set iron to cotton setting, approx. 350° or follow fabric care label. Cover letters with a fine cloth then,  with firm pressure, iron cloth over the letters for 25 seconds.  Turn the flannel over and iron the back of the letters for 25 seconds.
                    4. Allow 1 minute to cool before handling, insert the flannel into the embroidery hoop then trim the excess flannel from around the edge of the hoop.
                    5. Glue pine craft stem around the outside edge of the hoop to then embellish the top with ribbon and a jingle bell as shown.  
                    6. Add a piece of red twine to hang.

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

                    Friday, November 29, 2019

                    Holiday Greetings Pouch

                    Create your own Christmas card holder for the Holidays with Joy® embroidered letters!

                    You will need:
                    • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letter sheet - White
                    • 2 Glittered felt sheets
                    • Fancy chenille pipe cleaners
                    • Roll of iron-on fusible web
                    • Iron and parchment paper
                    • White paint pen
                    • Permanent colored marker - Green
                    • Bells or other holiday baubles
                    • Lo-temp glue sticks 


                     1. Cut the following shapes from red felt for the front and back. Size each piece to the width of the felt.  Create patterns from a letter-sized sheet of paper. Fold the paper in half lengthwise to ensure each side will be even.  

                    2. Create the pouch by fusing the pieces together along the sides and the bottom with the fusible web.

                    3. Add details to the pouch as shown with the white paint pen.

                    4. Use the green pen to color your letters to look like mint candies. 

                    5. Position the letters on the pouch then, following manufacturer's directions, press in place.

                    6. Add additional embellishments as desired with the glue gun. 

                    You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters and numbers at your favorite craft stores.  If you need a special color, white letters are custom dyeable with markers, paint, dye and more!

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