Monday, September 30, 2019

Glow in The Dark Door Décor

Create a fun Halloween project - stylish by day, spooky at night!

You will need:

Joy® iron-on embroidered letters -  (1 1/2" Script)

Halloween felt place mat - Black
Acrylic paint - White
Glow in the dark paint
Paint brushes


1. Paint the center design white. Apply at least 3 coats of paint; let dry between each coat.

2. Use an iron to heat set the letters per the instructions on the package.

3. Paint the letters carefully with 2-3 coats of glow in the dark paint. 

4. For maximum glow, paint your center design with multiple coats of glow in the dark paint. Let each coat dry between coats.

5. Attach a wire to the top then place under a bright lamp to activate the "glow".  Turn out the lights for a 'spooky' good time! Happy Halloween!

Joy® embroidered script, monogram letters are available in different sizes in white or black. White letters can be colored to coordinate with any décor. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Neon Trick or Treat Pumpkin Trio

Transform a trio of Dollar Store pumpkins into a fun neon greeting for all your Halloween visitors with Joy® embroidered letters!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letter sheets - Neon Pink, Green and Orange block
  • 3 foam pumpkins (available at the Dollar Store)
  • Design Master ColorTool Spray Paint - flat black
  • Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue


1.  In a well-ventilated area (or outside) spray paint the foam pumpkins black, with several light coats.  TIP:  Test the spray paint on the bottom of an object made of foam to ensure the paint doesn't melt the foam.

2.  Select the Joy® Iron-on embroidered letters to spell your message and remove them from the sheets.  Flip the letters over on your work surface and carefully apply liquid glue with a fine tip applicator.  Set aside to allow the glue to become tacky.

3.  Once the glue is tacky, carefully apply one word, TRICK OR TREAT to each of the three pumpkins.  

4.  Joy® Iron-on embroidered letters are pliable so they conform to the three-dimensional shape of the pumpkins.  

5.  Remove the stem from the bottom two pumpkins then glue together.

Personalize your pumpkins with a custom message to greet all your Trick or Treaters on Halloween night!

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

Monday, September 23, 2019

It's Fall Y'all

Goodbye Summer, hello Fall! It's time to dust off your boots, shake out your sweaters and get ready to kick off the end of the year holidays!

Fall is the time when decorating is in full swing... Halloween is just around the corner followed by Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Whatever the celebration or occasion, you can always personalize your decorations with Joy® iron-on embroidered letters.

Check out this quick'n EZ table mat - made literally in minutes!

You will need:
  • Placemat - (pack of 2 found at the craft store)
  • Joy® iron-on embroidered letters & orange letter sheet
  • Pressing cloth
  • Iron


1. Select a favorite saying then remove the letters from the letter sheet.  Add individual letters to spell "F A L L".  TIP: White embroidered letters can be colored with dye, fabric paint, markers and more to coordinate if desired.


2. Arrange selected letters on the placemat, cover with a pressing cloth then, following manufacturer's instructions on packaging, press in place.  Voilà - it's finished! It doesn't get any easier than that.......

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

Friday, September 20, 2019

Rustic Let's Eat Sign

Add fun touches to your home with Joy! This one is so cute!

You will need:
  1. Joy® embroidered iron on letter sheet - Red, 1"
  2. Metal pie pan
  3. Crop-o-dile Power Punch
  4. Plaid Pickling Wash - Cottage White
  5. Paint brush
  6. Glass beads
  7. Ribbon
  8. Wood embellishments
  9. Glue gun


1.  Use the Crop-o-dile Power Punch to punch a hole in the bottom of the pan, directly across from the hanging strap. Because the pan was fluted around the edge I had to punch once, then turn the punch a quarter turn and punched again.

2. Add a thin layer of Plaid Pickling Wash in Cottage White. Set aside to dry while you make some charms.

3.  Custom charms are a fun addition for a lots of projects. To attach these to the pie pan I ran seam binding through the loop and tied it through the hole I punched. I made two charms and tied each one separately.

4.  When the Pickling Wash is dry add the letters using a detail hot glue gun - and tweezers!
Here's a look at the finished charms.

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

Monday, September 16, 2019

Fall Picnic Basket

Fall in and follow me for a picnic in the woods... 

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

You will need:
  • Joy® embroidered iron-on monogram (your family initial)
  • Wood picnic basket
  • Craft paint- Folkart Home Decor Chalk Paint in Java
  • Stencil
  • Stencil brush
  • 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 to the 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.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fall Pumpkin Home Decor

Add a little Joy® to your Fall home décor with this quick and easy fall centerpiece. 

Supplies Needed:
  • Joy® Embroidered Letters - Black 
  • Craft Glue
  • Wood Pumpkin 
  • Acrylic Paint - Brown, Barn Red, Orange and Marigold 
  • Paintbrush
  • Fall Floral Pick
  • Sandpaper
  • Ribbon and Twine

Create the look of old barn wood using this wood pumpkin cut-out and acyrlic paint.

  • Paint the wood pumpkin with brown acrylic paint.   
  • After the brown paint has dried paint the sections of the pumpkin with alternating colors.
  • Sand the pumpkin with a fine grit sandpaper to distress and smooth the wood.
  • Glue the embroidered letters and floral pick onto the wood pumpkin.
  • Create a bow with sheer ribbon tied in the center with twine and glue onto the top of the pumpkin for the finishing touch.
A quick and easy Fall Centerpiece for my mantel.  

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

Monday, September 9, 2019

Glow-in-the-Dark Pumpkins

These little pumpkins are not so scary during the day, but after dark the letters will glow!

You will need:

Joy® embroidered letters - B O O  (1 1/2" Script)

3 wood slices
3 pieces of twig for stems
Small leaves
Bronze craft wire
Glow-in-the-dark paint:  Natural & orange
Paintbrush, toothpick, craft glue


1.  Glue twig stems and leaves to wood slices.  Wrap wire around stem.
2.  Paint wood slices with orange paint.  Apply dimensional fabric paint to letters.  Use a toothpick to distribute paint.  Let dry.
3.  Glue one letter to each wood piece.

Joy® embroidered script, monogram letters are available in different sizes in white or black. White letters can be colored to coordinate with any décor. 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Personalized Makeup Bag

Makeup is always more fun when you carry it in a sassy personalized bag!  With Joy® Embroidered Letters the possibilities are endless!

You will need:

  • Joy® Embroidered Iron On Letters - Gold
  • Joy® Embroidered Iron On Numbers and Symbols - Gold
  • Zippered Pouch
  • Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue 
  • Ruler

  • Instructions:

    1.  Decide what saying you would like on your makeup bag and then select the Joy® Embroidered Iron On Letters from the sheet.  Dry fit the hashtag symbol and letters on the bag to ensure they will fit.

    2.  Place the Joy® Embroidered Iron On Letters right side down on the work surface and apply liquid glue with the fine tip.

    3.  Lay ruler across the bottom of the bag.  Then starting in the center, apply the letters to the right and then apply all the letters and the hashtag symbol to the left.

    Fill with all the makeup essentials (or a gift card) for the perfect gift for any friend (especially a teenager)!

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

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