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.