Sunday, July 28, 2019

Farm Sweet Farm

Whether you have a couple of pots of tomatoes on the patio or 50 acres, this farmhouse-style plaque is a quick way to decorate your kitchen or dining area.

You'll need:

Joy® 1 1/2" block letters - F A R M (2 ea)
Joy® 1 1/2" script letters - S W E E T

8" x 10" Frame 
Scrapbook paper for background
Double-sided tape
Tacky glue


1.  Remove glass and mat from frame. Set the glass aside.

2.  Trim the scrapbook paper to the size of the mat, then adhere to the mat with double-sided tape.

3.  Place back into frame.  Space and adhere block letters as shown.  

4.  Add glue to back of script letters and adhere at an angle between block letters.

Joy® embroidered letters are available at your local craft store in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors. White embroidered letters can also be colored.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Cover Up!

This is Marley and me showing off a new cover up we made together...  sort of...

When an exuberant puppy meets Nana, there's bound to be an oops!  No worries, we fixed it with Joy!


You will need:

  • Joy® Embroidered, iron-on appliqué 
  • Iron and pressing cloth
  • Sharp detail scissors


1.  Carefully cut away the part of the appliqué you don't need and set aside.  Note: you can use later in case there's another "oops style" puppy greeting down the road. 

2.  Position the part of the appliqué you want to use over the hole then, following manufacturer's directions on the packaging, iron in place.

And voilà we're covered up the oops! Nana is happy and Marley is out of the dog house... 

You can find a variety of Joy® iron-on appliqués, letters and letter sheets 
at your favorite craft stores!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Create a Personalized Bandana for your Pet

Personalizing a bandana for your pet is quick and easy with Joy® embroidered letters!
(Getting him to sit still takes a little longer)... 

You will Need:
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letters - black initial script*
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letter sheet - 1" black
  • Bandanas 
  • Craft Iron and Ironing Board
  • Pet 😊
*Also available in white which can be colored with paint, dye or brush markers!


1.  Unfold the bandanas and press out any creases.  Position the letter(s) on the bandana.  The checkered pattern was a perfect fit for the script Initial.  Iron in place according to the directions on the packaging.

2.  Select letters from the sheet to spell out your pet's name then place on the bandana.  Use the stripe as a guide to line up the letters evenly.  Iron in place according to the directions on the back of the package.

Most family pets names are unique, like our Dixie dog, so this is a fun way to personalize an accessory like these bandanas, collar or even a leash!

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

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

  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

  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
  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

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.

  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.

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