Monday, October 28, 2019

Turkey and Pie Sign

Make a fun sign for Thanksgiving with paint sticks and Joy embroidered letters!

You will need:
Joy® embroidered letter sheets - red, orange & yellow
3 Wood paint sticks
Acrylic craft paint - yellow gold, red & orange
Burlap ribbon - 1/2" x 3 yards
Brown waxed thread or embroidery floss
Glue or craft iron and cloth
Tools:  paintbrush, tapestry needle, scissors


1. Paint the sticks; one of each color.  Center the letters on each stick as shown, then adhere with glue.

2. Cut the burlap ribbon in half.  Fold each piece in half and slide the bottom stick into the fold.  Use the needle and thread to take a stitch in the ribbon above the stick.  Tie and knot.  Place the second stick about 1" above the last and stitch above and below to hold it in place.  Repeat for the third stick.  Tie the ends of the burlap ribbon in a knot and trim.

Look for Joy® embroidered letters and letter sheets at your local craft store. They are available in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors. White letters can also be colored with dye, paint, or markers.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Buffalo Plaid Potholders

Crisp air, falling leaves, and a big pot of soup to warm you... just a few of the reasons I love Fall.

So while you're warming things up...  add a little warmth and personality to boring potholders with Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters.

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters
  • Cotton Potholders
  • Iron
  • Pressing Cloth

  1. Remove letters from the sheet.
  2. Position letters shiny side down on potholder.
  3. Cover letters with a clean cloth.
  4. With firm pressure iron cloth over the letters for 30 seconds.
  5. Turn potholder over and iron the reverse side for an additional 30 seconds.
  6. Allow to cool 1 minute before using.

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

Monday, October 21, 2019

Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch

Have a little fun with Joy® to personalize your child's t-shirts this Fall!

You will need:

Joy® iron-on dyeable embroidered letters

White t-shirt
Fabric paint & brushes
Black permanent marker
Parchment paper

1. Insert the parchment paper inside the shirt to prevent paint from seeping through to the back. Starting with the base color, paint the pumpkin adding details as you work. When finished, set aside to dry.

2. Color the letters with the marker while still on the backing sheet. To achieve the best saturation, simply follow the direction of the thread.

3. Remove the letters from the backing sheet. Position on the shirt, then press in place following manufacturer's directions.

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, October 18, 2019

Happy Fall Pencil Holder

Create an adorable fall pencil holder, personalized with embroidered letters.

Happy Fall Pencil Holder

The supplies for this project are simple and inexpensive.
  • Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters
  • Wood pencil holder (found at the Dollar store)
  • Folk Art Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Patterned paper
  • Black detail pen
  • Paper flowers and leaves
  • Inks
  • Hot Glue Gun

  1. Paint the pencil holder with two coats of paint. Let dry between coats. 
  2. Use a chalk ink to color the embroidered letters. Set aside to dry.
  3. Make a pattern for the sides of the holder by tracing on paper, then making a cut line about 1/4" in from the edges. Cut two, turning the template over for the second one. 
  4. Ink the sides of the paper. I used a dark green then a touch of dark brown.
  5. Add faux stitching to the edge of the paper and the edge of the pencil holder.  Adhere the papers to both sides of the holder.
  6. Using a hot glue gun adhere the letters to one side and flowers and leaves to decorate.

Making a pattern

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

Monday, October 14, 2019

Create Halloween Projects with Joy

Rock your Halloween projects with Joy!
Enjoy these additional projects to inspire your decorations this month....

With a wide variety of fonts, sizes and colors to choose from, decorating is quick'n EZ...

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!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Glitter Teal Pumpkin - Allergy Awareness for Halloween

Create your own teal pumpkin to show you have non candy treats on Halloween for kids with allergies.

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On embroidered letter sheet - silver
  • foam pumpkin
  • glue
  • paint brushes
  • paint

  1. Paint the pumpkin in teal. You can also add some fun glitter to the pumpkin for a bit of sparkle.
  2. Glue on the letters to spell "allergy safe" to the pumpkin so everyone knows that your house has allergy safe items for the kids.
  3. Display on Halloween night by your front door so kids know to ask for allergy friendly treats such as pencils, erasers, bubbles, small toys, plastic rings, plastic bugs, glow sticks, etc.

Let's include all the kids on Halloween night with some allergy friendly treats!!

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.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Witch Please Personalized Kitchen Towel

Personalize a Halloween kitchen towel with Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letter sheet - Neon Green
  • Witch Legs Kitchen Towel (available at home décor stores)
  • Iron


1.  Select the letters needed to spell your message and remove them from the sheet.  Dry fit on the towel to determine the position.

2.  Cover with a pressing cloth then iron the letters onto the tea towel according to directions on the back of the package.

3.  Fold towel in thirds, hang and enjoy!

This quick and easy craft goes together in just about 15 minutes with limited supplies and makes the perfect hostess gift!

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

Friday, October 4, 2019

Happy Halloween Chandelier

Second only to Christmas, Halloween is one of the most popular times of the year to decorate a home and host parties for family and friends! Let's start the fun with a decorative chandelier to hang over your table of goodies....

You will need:
Joy® embroidered iron-on letter sheet - Black
Kunin® Premium Felt 9" x 12" Craft Cuts - Orange, Black & White
Embroidery Hoop - 10"
Iron and pressing cloth
Double-sided tacky tape - 1/8"
Lo-temp glue gun
Tacky glue
Yarn, or cord - Black
Needle and thread
Patterns - Pumpkin A, Pumpkin B, Bat and Ghost


1. Download the patterns using links (click on each shape) provided and cut the shapes. These patterns can also be uploaded to cut a digital cutting machine. e.g. Cricut® Maker.

Bat  Bat x 2  (10" wide) 

 Ghost Ghost x 3  (5" tall) 

 Pumpkin 1B Pumpkin B  Pumpkin A (1 3/4" w & B 2 1/4" w) x 8 each

2. Use the pumpkin patterns to cut a 32" border to wrap around the outside of the inner hoop.  Place the pumpkin patterns next to each other on the felt alternating the designs, then trace around them.  Create four short borders of 4 pumpkin shapes (2 of each style) across the width of the piece of felt.

3. Remove the letters to spell H A P P Y  H A L L O W E E N from the letter sheet, then place the letters in order on the border. Following manufacturer's directions on packaging, cover one section of the border at a time with a pressing cloth then adhere the letters. 

4. Separate the embroidery hoops. Adhere the tape around the outside of the inner hoop. Then press each border section, in order, onto the hoop.

5.  Cut four, 18" pieces of yarn, or cord. Make a knot at one end of each piece. Trim the yarn up to the knot, then glue the knotted ends to the inside of of the hoop with lo-temp glue. Use the point where the border sections meet as a placement guide.  Gather the opposite ends of the yarn together then thread through a 1/2" piece of large straw. This will help to hold the pieces of yarn together while you adjust the lengths until the chandelier hangs level. Knot the opposite ends together. Hang over an "S" hook, or open up a large paper clip to use as a hanger if needed.

6.  Cut three, 12" pieces of thread. Knot one end then, using the needle, attach a piece of thread to the top of each ghost.

7.  With edges aligned, glue the bat shapes together with tacky glue. Use a craft stick to spread the glue across the felt. Attach the ghosts shapes to the bat by sandwiching the ends of the thread between the layers. Attach two additional lengths of thread at the top of the bat.  Let dry, then hang the bat from the center of the chandelier.  Cut tiny shapes for the nose, eyes and mouth to glue on the face the bat.  


Joy® embroidered, iron-on letter sheets can be found at your favorite craft stores!

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