Friday, January 31, 2020

Pillow Talk - LOL

For those of us of a "certain age" we often ended handwritten letters with SWAK - Sealed With A Kiss, or LOL which for us, meant Lots of Love.......


With embroidered letters we can change the world!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letters - 3" Lx2 & O 
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Classic or Baby Monogram, or letter sheets - Pink or White (your choice)
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Flowers
  • Pillow
  • Iron and pressing cloth


 

Instructions:

1.  Starting with "O" at the center of the pillow, arrange the large letters and flowers on either side then, following manufacturer's directions on packaging, press in place.  Note: If the pillow is extremely soft, you may want to press in place one piece at a time to avoid shifting.


2.  Allow to cool then, working with one large letter at a time, arrange then press the smaller letters in place next to each of the large letters. 


Embroidered letters and floral accents are a quick and easy way to customize a decorative pillow for all your home décor needs...


Look for Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters at your favorite craft stores. They're available in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Floral Monogrammed Jewelry Case

Adding a personalized touch to a store-bought item elevates it from a gift to a keepsake in just minutes with Joy® embroidered letters and florals!



You will need:
  • Joy® Embroidered Letters - Monograms Right, Center Left; White
  • Joy® Embroidered Florals - Pink Flowers (2 packages)
  • Jewelry Case - Target Dollar Spot
  • Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue
  • Scissors


Instructions:

1. Select the Joy® Embroidered Monograms and dry fit for the best position.  Flip Monograms over, apply MONO Multi Liquid Glue with the fine tip applicator and attach to the top center of the jewelry case.  Set aside to allow the glue to dry.


2.  Remove flowers from the packaging and cut apart as shown in the photo below.  


3.  Flip florals over, apply MONO Multi Liquid Glue with the fine tip applicator.  Allow the glue to set-up.  It will turn from white to clear but will remain tacky.   Attach to the bottom side of the jewelry case.


I love how Joy® has done all the hard work making these Monogram Letters in a circular pattern which creates a professional-looking finished project that becomes a keepsake!


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

Friday, January 24, 2020

XO Valentine Tea Towel Set

Tea Towel sets for Valentines come in a pretty selection of designs. Perfect for a friendship gift for your favorite baker when personalized with some special touches. 


You Will Need
Joy®️ Embroidered Iron-on Letter Sheets
Valentine Tea Towel Set
1 yard mini  pom pom trim
1 yard tassel trim
1/2 yard of lace
1 yard of ribbon
1/2 yard of braid
9” x 12” craft cut Kunin Classicfelt™️ - Black
Beacon Fabri-tac®️ Adhesive



Instructions

1. Cut out small black felt heart. Adhere white XO to center of heart and glue pom pom trim around edge. 
2. Glue tassel trim across lower edge of tea towel. Glue lace 1/2” up from lower edge. 
3. Adhere heart on top of the lace. 


4. Affix white X&O and black X&O to pot holder using iron and pressing cloth. 


5. Glue pom pom trim around edge of pot holder. 


6. Affix X&O to second tea towel. The one chosen had a heart in the design. Glue two rows of braid along the bottom then add ribbon bow. 


7. Wrap the tea towel set with Bakers twine and add a spatula in bright red to complete the gift.  


Joy®️ Letters and Numbers are available in a variety of sizes, fonts and colors at your favorite craft store. 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Conversation Heart Pockets

These conversation heart pockets would make a lovely gift for valentines day! 


 You will need:
  • Joy® iron-on, embroidered letter sheet: 1" white
  • Die cut felt hearts
  • Wide lace
  • Sewing thread and needle
  • Steam iron
  • ironing board 
  • Pressing cloth
  • Marker - red



 1. Begin by hand stitching the lace all around the bottom heart, pleating it as you sew.




2 Following manufacturer's directions on the packaging, use an iron to fuse the letters in place on the top heart.



 3. Use simple stitches to attach the two hearts together.  Leave an opening at the top to create a "pouch". 


 4. Color the letters with permanent markers to match the letters to your lace if desired.


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

Friday, January 17, 2020

"Fearless" Zipper Pouch

Create your own empowerment decorated zipper pouch with Joy® embroidered letters!



You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On White Dyeable Letters
  • Kunin® Felt 
  • Zipper pouch
  • teal marker 
  • iron
  • die cutting machine
  • leaf die shape
  • fabric glue
  • scissors


Instructions:
  1. Color the letters for your word with the marker.
  2. Using the direction of the back of the package heat set the word of choice across the bottom of the pouch.  I chose  "FEARLESS".
  3. Cut the shapes needed for flowers then make your felt flowers. Cut the leaf shapes then glue at the top as shown. 

Now you have a zipper pouch for your pencils, makeup or just to use as a clutch that reminds you how how powerful you can be, or in this case FEARLESS!



Here is a quick video on how to make it.



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.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Quick & Easy Valentine Treat Bags

Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters  +  dollar store treat bags  =  Quick & Easy Valentine's Day!


You will need:

  • Joy® Baby Monogram Letters & Numbers, black
  • Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Monogram letters, black
  • Valentine fabric treat bags from Dollar Tree or other dollar store
  • Iron and press cloth


Instructions:

1.  Select black letters in a mix of sizes and styles.
2.  Arrange letters on treat bags to create traditional Valentine's Day words & phrases.


3.  Following the directions on the packaging, use an iron to fuse the letters in place.


4.  Fill bags with your favorite Valentine treats for a special treat!



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

Friday, January 10, 2020

Get Organized in 2020 with Personalized Pouches

Being organized is the key to staying on track and obtaining all your goals for 2020.  So let's personalize some trendy zipper pouches with Joy® embroidered letters and fill them with all the essentials needed for success!


You will need:
  • Joy® Embroidered Letters - Monograms, Large and Small, White
  • Zippered Pouches - Target Dollar Spot
  • Craft Paint - Black
  • Paintbrush
  • Iron and Ironing Board



Instructions:

1. Select the Joy® Embroidered Letter that fit best onto the zippered pouches and dry fit for the best position.  Iron on to the front of the zippered pouch with an iron according to the directions on the package.


2.  Apply a coat of black craft paint to the letter, then set aside to dry.
TipMonogrammed letters are also available in black, but white letters are dyeable and can be colored with paint, dye, fabric markers and more to complement any surface you are personalizing.


3.  Once dry, apply Joy® Script Monogram embroidered letters with a glue gun and glue sticks.


There are so many zippered pouch options at stores that you can personalize yours for all your tasks.  They would also make great gifts!


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

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Sweet Valentine's Day Apron

Need a little sugar around Valentine's Day?  
Whether you're a chocoholic or just need a kiss and a squeeze, this easy DIY apron will bring smiles to your friends and loved ones.


You will need:
  • Joy® embroidered letters:  1" white; 2 packages
  • Apron:  One size fits all; red
  • Wooden cupcake cut-out - Pre-painted 
  • 1-1/2" pinback
  • Tacky glue
  • Steam iron
  • ironing board 
  • Pressing cloth

1.  Press the apron to remove any wrinkles then position the letters on the apron.

2.  Following manufacturer's directions on the back of the packaging, cover letters with the pressing cloth then press in place.  Turn the apron over and press once more on the back to ensure adhesion. 

3.  Glue the pin back to the back of the cupcake. Let dry thoroughly then pin the cupcake to the apron as shown.



Designer tip:  There are many pre-painted wooden cut-outs to choose from. Pick your favorite to embellish an apron with your favorite saying! 

Look for Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters, letter sheets and floral appliqués at 
your favorite craft stores!

Created by Marilyn Gossett for Joy®

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Valentine Dinner Dessert Bar

It'a almost Valentine's Day, so here's a fun way to serve dessert to your guests at your next party!


You will need:




Instructions:

1. Adhere foiled paper to lightweight cardstock using double-sided adhesive then punch out heart shapes.


2.  Adhere the embroidered letters to the hearts with double-sided adhesive then attach the hearts to the front of the top drawer with glue dots.


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.




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