Thursday, July 18, 2019

Punny Mug Cover

Fun little cozy for your mug that is punny with Joy® iron-on letters!



You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On baby monogram letter sheet - pink 
  • iron
  • Kunin® Felt - grey
  • ric rac trim
  • buttons
  • rotary cutter and mat
  • fabric glue
  • scissors
  • mug
  • needle and thread



Instructions:
  1. Cut a strip of felt large enough to wrap around the mug. Taper the ends so they fit inside the handle of the mug.
  2. Line up each section of ric rac on the felt then glue in place.
  3. Iron on the words "no", "no" and "maybe" as shown.
  4. Cut a slit at one end of the tapered felt and a sew button on the other side so the  cozy can be attached to the mug.
  5. You can use this a cute gift for a friend, teacher, or just because!

You can even use this as a gift card holder!!

Here is a quick video on how to make the tote.




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, July 14, 2019

DIY Crafty Apron

Dress up an apron to suit your personality using Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letters. 


Do you have lots of aprons around the house like me? I seem to pick them up everywhere when I am crafting or teaching. I love to decorate them, sometimes with paint, sometimes with pins, and now with embroidered letters and floral appliqués.

You will need:
  1. Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letters
  2. Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Floral Appliqués
  3. Apron
  4. Iron
  5. Ironing board or pressing pad

Instructions:
  1. Cut floral piece into individual daisies.
  2. Place apron on ironing pad. (I always manage to do this on my desk, then have to move everything to the ironing pad, and then do it again!)
  3. Arrange letters and daisies to your liking.
  4. Follow manufacturer's instructions to adhere letters and daisies to your apron.

I was having a hard time getting a good photo of the apron, so I decided to use my wolfhound as a model.


That just made it super hard to get a good photo of the apron!

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

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Nick's Swim Team Jacket

When your new swim team jacket doesn't come with the option of personalization... 


Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters to the rescue!

You will need:
  • Super Cool New Swim Team Jacket
  • Joy® Baby Monogram Iron On Embroidered Letters 
  • Iron and pressing cloth
Instructions:
  1. Check garment care label before choosing the setting on your iron.
  2. Remove letters from sheet then position, shiny side down on the jacket.
  3. Following manufacturer's directions, cover the letters with a fine cloth.  With firm pressure iron cloth over the letters for 25 seconds.
  4. Turn jacket inside out and iron the back of the letters for 25 seconds.
  5. Allow to cool for 1 minute before handling.

    Wear with pride!
Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and appliqués can be found at your local craft stores!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Summer Vacation Bag

I found the perfect bag for my summer vacation, 
but it needed just a touch of Joy® embroidered letters to capture the mood.

 
I chose turquoise 1" letters in this fun Hobo font.  Whether you are headed to the beach or just the local pool, add a touch of whimsy to your tote with just the right word.

You will need:
Joy® iron-on embroidered letters or letter sheet
Canvas tote bag
Iron, press cloth


Instructions:
1.  Decide on the word(s) you would like to feature on your canvas bag then carefully remove the required letters from the sheet.

2.  Position the letters on the bag then, following the manufacturer's directions on the back of the packaging, iron the letters in place.

3.  Enjoy your "Vacay"!

Joy® iron-on embroidered letters, letter sheets can be found in a variety of sizes, colors and fonts at your local craft stores. 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Personalized Photo Cube

Personalize a photo cube with Joy® Embroidered Monograms!


You will need:
  • Joy® iron-on left, right & center embroidered monograms
  • A photo cube
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glitters and other embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Quick drying adhesive and diamond glaze.


Instructions:
  1. Cut a circle from the scrapbook paper that will fit inside your cube. 
  2. Adhere the monogram letters in place.
  3. Coat the inside of the cube with the diamond glaze and add your glitters and such. 
  4. While the glaze is still tacky, drop in your circle with letters.
  5. Paint over the letters with the glaze.
  6. Measure and cut the same scrapbook paper and adhere to the edges and outside of the cube. 
  7. Seal the paper with glaze.  



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


Sunday, June 30, 2019

Pack some Summer Fun


Summer weather is here! Time to pack a bag with Summer essentials, ready to hit the road.  



Simple to make, this bag is perfect for packing magazines, books, bikini and suntan lotion! 

You will need:
  • Joy® embroidered iron-on letter sheet - 1" black 
  • Joy® embroidered iron-on floral appliqué - daisies
  • canvas bag - white
  • 1/2 yd 1-1/2" black & white chevron and 2/3 yd 5/8" black & white print ribbon
  • scissors
  • fabric adhesive
  • iron and ironing board
  • pressing cloth


Instructions: 

1. Press the canvas bag to remove any wrinkles.  Cut a piece of chevron ribbon the width of the front of the bag.  Fold the rough ends under then press in place.  Adhere to the top of the bag.

2. Position the flowers and the letters on the bag.  Following manufacturer's directions, use the pressing cloth, then adhere the letters and appliqué to the bag.

 
 
3. Create  2 shoestring bows with 1" loops and 1-1/2" tails from 10" pieces of 5/8" ribbon and trim the tails at an angle.  Adhere one bow at the base of bag handle on each side.  


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

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Patriotic Home Decor

Decorating your home with seasonal projects is easy with Joy® embroidered letters! 


You will need:
  • Joy® Iron On Embroidered Letters - 3"
  • Wood sign
  • chipboard gear set
  • Pickling Wash
  • craft paint - dark gray
  • paint brushes
  • burlap ribbon - 1 yd
  • glitter paint - clear
  • adhesive foam star
  • stencil - brick design
  • stencil paste
  • lo-temp glue gun



Instructions:

1. Cover the entire front of the wood piece with Pickling Wash. White paint would also work, but I love this one because it looks vintage.


2. Use modeling paste and a stencil to add some texture to the sign. Let the paste dry, then lightly swipe across the top of the texture with paint on a dry sponge.


3. Sponge dark gray paint onto the chipboard pieces. Let dry then add glitter paint.  Adhere to the sign front using a low temp glue gun.

4. Remove the backing from the embroidered letters to reveal the adhesive, then place on top of the gears.

5. Create a bow with long tails from burlap ribbon then glue at the top of the sign as shown. Attach the small star to the ribbon tail.


Joy® embroidered letters, letter sheets and floral appliqués are available in different fonts, sizes and colors at your local craft store.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Beach Sign

Ready for Summer?
 Here's a easy project to get you in the mood for a day at the beach! 


You will need:



  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered white, dyeable letters
  • A wooden sign
  • Rope
  • A large starfish
  • Acrylic pain in white, brown, blues and blue-greens.
  • Assorted dry brushes
  • Hot glue gun





  • Instructions:
    • Prop your sign up on something to make for easier painting.
    • Brush each color of paint across the sign, slightly overlapping into the next colors space.
    • Use a photo of the beach/ocean for reference.
    • Brush the paint side to side. Its OK to leave some wood exposed.  


    • Keep painting until you reach the sand, (brown paint), then switch to a new 'dry' brush. 
    • Allow some of the 'wood' to show through when you are painting the sand.
    • Touch up the horizon with some dark blue paint.
    • Add some vague clouds if desired.
    • With a smaller dry brush, add a little bit of white paint to mimic some distant waves. 


    • When the paint is dry to touch, hot glue the rope around the sides and attach some at the back for hanging.
    • Use a quick drying adhesive to adhere the letters in place, pressing down for a few seconds per letter. 
    • Finish your beach sign by hot gluing the star fish in place.


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

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    Grill Master Cookout Set

    You will be grilling in style this summer with this fun set featuring Joy® Iron-On Letters!


    There's nothing better than a fun summer cookout! I absolutely love the smell of food on the grill, and somehow it always tastes better than food cooked indoors. But before you light that charcoal, get yourself decked out with some personalized gear showing that you are the grill master!

    You will need:
    • Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters - 3" Varsity in White
    • Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters - 3" Varsity in Red
    • Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters - 3" Varsity in Blue
    • canvas apron
    • hand towel
    • pot holder
    • iron and pressing cloth

    Instructions:

    Following manufacturer's directions on packaging, iron the Varsity letters onto each of your three surfaces. I used red, white, and blue for a more summertime look! Super easy and they make great gifts.





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

    Sunday, June 16, 2019

    Tic Tac Toe Travel Game

    Make your own travel game with Joy® iron-on letters!


    You will need:
    • Joy® Iron-On baby monogram letter sheet - blue 
    • iron
    • Kunin® Felt - various colors
    • ric rac
    • ocean animals die
    • die cutting machine
    • thread and needle
    • fabric glue
    • scissors

    Instructions:
    1. Make the felt pouch by folding over 2 inches and gluing it down on the sides from a 9 x 7 inch piece of felt.
    2. Cut 4 small thin strips and make the tic tac toe board on the open square space of the felt board.
    3. Cut out and glue down various ocean animals out of felt to decorate the board.  Keep 5 animals of two different types for the "players" free.
    4. Flip the board over and sew on a ribbon to help tie the board closed.
    5. Iron the phrase "tic tac toe" to the outside of the rolled felt game.

    Enjoy your homemade tic tac toe game while traveling this summer!!

    Here is a quick video on how to make the tote.



    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.

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Monogram Golf Towel

    Make something special for your favorite golfer using Joy® embroidered iron-on monogram letters!


    You will need:
    • Joy® Monogram Left Letter 
    • Joy® Monogram Center Letter
    • Joy® Monogram Right Letter
    • Plain Golf Towel
    • Iron and pressing cloth 

     

    Instructions:
    1. Check care label of towel to check heat tolerance.
    2. Heat iron to cotton setting 300-350°.
    3. Position letters onto towel, heat seal side down, threads up.
    4. Carefully cover letters with a clean cloth.  
    5. Using firm pressure, iron over the letters in a circular motion for 30 seconds.
    6. Turn towel over and iron the back for another 30 seconds.
    7. Let cool for a minute before handling.
    Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and appliqués can be found at your local craft stores!

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    Home Sweet Home Décor

    The perfect juxtaposition between wood and lace is created in this elegant 
    Home Sweet Home décor piece. 


    Dress up your home or give as a gift to a new homeowner, these personalized wooden houses become homes in just under 30 minutes!

    You Will Need:

    ·       Joy® Iron-On, Embroidered Letters – Mini Monograms Block and Script - White
    ·       Amanda Native Arrow Lace Gimp, Natural - Expo International
    ·       Teardrop Embroidery Lace Trim, White - Expo International
    ·       Claudia 2” Vintage Fan and Lattice Trim, Off White - Expo International
    ·       Color Tool Spray Paint Glossy Wood Tone - Design Master 
    ·       Wooden House Shapes 
    ·       Scissors, Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

    Instructions:

    STEP ONE:
    In a well-ventilated area (or outside) spray several light coats on the wooden house shapes with Glossy Wood Tone.  Let dry completely between coats.



    STEP TWO:
    Think about the structure of a house and lay out the decorative lace on the wooden house shapes until you are pleased with the composition.  Attach the lace to the wooden house shapes with the hot glue gun, taking care to be delicate with the glue application.



    STEP FOUR:
    Select the JOY embroidered letters to spell HOME SWEET HOME.  Dry fit one word on each wooden house and iron on according to package directions.



    Here is a detailed photo...


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