Friday, February 28, 2020

Personalized Music Tote Bag

Create a Personalized Tote to carry Music Books back and forth to Lessons. This will also help to keep you organized because you will always know where your music books are! 

You will need:
  • Joy® Embroidered Letters, your choice
  • Tote
  • Fabric, 1/3 yard
  • Heat and Bond, 1/3 yard
  • Beaded Trim, 2/3 yard
  • Fabric Tac
  • Iron

1. Cut two. 6" pieces of fabric by the width of the tote.  Following the manufacturer's instructions, apply heat and bond to the fabric pieces then attach to the front of the tote about 1" from the top and bottom edges, leaving space between the two pieces.

2. Place your choice of embroidered letters at the center of the tote.  Center the name at the top of the space with MUSIC and BAG below.  

3. Cover with a pressing cloth then, following manufacturer's instructions, iron the letters in place.

4. Glue the beaded trim around the top edge of the bag.  

5. Cut a 3/4" wide piece of fabric the length of the bag.  Fold in half, press firmly then glue over the top edge of the beaded trim to give it a finished look.

6. Give it to the recipient to enjoy!!

Look for Joy® Embroidered, iron-on letters in your favorite craft stores.  
They are available in a large variety of fonts, sizes and colors.

Monday, February 24, 2020

"Word of the Year" Paint Poured Mini Canvas

Create a "Word of the Year" canvas using your own paint poured canvas as the background!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On Baby Monogram Letters - white
  • 3"x3" paint poured canvas
  • Iron and press cloth
  • Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Journaling Cards, Flowers & Leaves die cut flowers
  • White gel pen
  • Quilling paper - moss, blue 


1.  Choose your "Word of the Year".
2.  Select a paint poured canvas from your stash.
3.  Peel the letters and position as desired.

4. Heat set the letters using the directions on the back of the package.

5.  Decorate die cut flowers with white gel pen.

6. Layer then adhere flower to canvas.

7.  Use quilling paper to create flower center, stem and leaves.  Glue in place.

8.  Use gel pen to draw line around canvas edge.

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

Friday, February 21, 2020

Spring Bunny Bag

Look for cute felt purses or bags at your local dollar store. They are ideal to personalize and embellish for Easter or spring. The kids will love these Spring Bunny Bags.

You Will Need:
Baby Monogram Letters
Felt bags
9" x 12" craft cuts Kunin Classic felt in color choice for bunny
1/2 yard pom pom or tassel trim from Trims by the Yard
1/2 yard of tulle 
1 large pom pom
Felt and fabric glue by Beacon
Cutting System to cut bunny or use a pattern.
Iron and pressing cloth

1. Choose the letters needed for the names. Position on the bag handle then iron in place following manufacturer's directions.

2. Glue selected trim along bottom of the bag. Cut off excess trim at each end.

3. Glue a pom pom to the bunny tail then the bunny to bag. 

4. Tie a bow from tulle then glue to the bunny's neck.

5. Fill the bags with Easter goodies and see the joy on the children's faces!

Joy® letters and numbers are available
 in a variety of sizes, fonts and colors at your favorite craft stores. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Random Letter Art

Create random letter art with your left over letters! 

If you've been using Joy® embroidered Iron on letters for as long as I have, 
you're bound to have a bag of random letters tucked away in a drawer.  I poured my letters into a large bowl to see what I could spell. Doesn't it look like a colorful bowl of Alphabet Soup?

You'll also need:
Card stock - heavyweight, textured
Blue painters' tape
Frame (no glass)

1. Arrange the letters on the heavy piece of textured white card stock. Place the frame on top of the paper and mark the inside edge. This way you can make sure the words fit in the opening when finished.  

2. Use the removable blue painter's tape and a ruler to keep the letters in line. Just because it isn't perfect doesn't mean it can't be straight, but "wonky" could be fun too...

3. Apply glue to the back of each letter, then adhere to the card stock. Use your finger or a toothpick to apply just the right amount.  Note: You can also cover the frame backing with lightweight fabric, or burlap and iron the letters in place following manufacturer's directions.

4. Place in your frame, with or without a mat to display your imperfect, inspirational piece of Random Letter Art.

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

Friday, February 14, 2020

Felt Anniversary Heart

Not just for Valentine's Day, a heart is also the perfect project for a special anniversary!

You will need:

1. Cut 2 red, 1 white and 1 pink felt heart. Use a die, or simply trace around a heart pattern. Trim the white heart with pinking shears to make it a little smaller than the red heart. Trim the pink heart with regular shears so it is slightly smaller than the white heart.

2.  Layer, then sew the red, white and pink hearts together as shown, using a small straight stitch.

3.  Adhere the iron-on letters to the top heart following the instructions on the package.
4.  Sew decorative buttons in place if desired.
5.  Using hot glue, adhere a small, grosgrain ribbon loop to the second red heart, then glue both of the red hearts together.  Leave a small opening if desired, then fill with chocolate "kisses", or a special gift for the one you love!

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, February 10, 2020

Share the Love with Joy®

It's almost here!
Create quick'n EZ projects for Valentine's Day with Joy iron-on embroidered letters!
You can find project instructions right here....... 

Look for Joy® letters and letter sheets at your favorite craft store!

Friday, February 7, 2020

DIY Girl Scout Tote Bag

Create your own DIY Girl Scout Cookie Tote Bag with 
Joy® embroidered letters and numbers!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On 3" Varsity Letters in Black & White & 1" Cooper numbers 
  • Kunin® Felt 
  • Tote bag
  • iron
  • fabric glue
  • scissors
*Varsity and Cooper letters and numbers are available in white, black, red and blue.

  1. Cut the girl scout emblem out of felt and glue onto the tote bag.
  2. Using the direction of the back of the package heat set the word of choice across emblem.  I choose " GS Cookies 45612".

Now you have a tote bag that you can carry your Girl Scout Cookies in for deliveries that help everyone see what troop you are in and that you have cookies for sale!

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.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Farmhouse Reversible Sign Created with Joy!

Creating home décor is quick and easy with Joy® embroidered letters!  Reverse the wooden house shapes to display a second message to make double-duty décor!

You will need:
  • Joy® Embroidered Letters - 3" Varsity, White 
  • Wooden Houses - four, Michael's
  • Ribbon - Gingham, Black
  • Chipboard Heart Sticker - Red
  • Spray Paint - Wood Tone
  • Craft Paint - White
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Adhesive Foam Squares - Four
  • Paintbrush
  • Chipboard
  • Ruler
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • HVAC Duct Sealing Tape, Silver

1. In a well-ventilated area (or outside) spray front and sides of four wooden house cut-outs with wood stain.  Set aside to dry.

2.  Apply a coat of white craft paint to the backside of the four wooden houses and then set aside to dry.

3.  Once dry, peel liner paper from the back of the Joy® Varsity embroidered letters HOME and apply to the stained side of the wooden houses. 

4. Apply a coat of black craft paint to the letters LOVE, then set aside to dry.

Tip: Varsity letters are also available in black with a white outline, but white letters are dyeable and can be colored with paint, dye, fabric markers and more to complement any surface you are personalizing.

5.  Once dry, peel liner paper from the back of the painted Joy® Varsity embroidered letters LOVE and apply to the painted side of the wooden houses. 

6.  To create a roof for each house, measure then cut four chipboard rectangles 3/4" by 5".  Cover each piece with the HVAC duct tape folding over all edges.  

7. Carefully bend each roof piece in half and attach it to the house with a glue gun.  Tie and attach a gingham bow to the "O" in HOME and a red heart to the "O" in LOVE with two layers of foam adhesive squares.

There are so many options to create your very own personalized farmhouse home
décor signs.  Customize the colors and messages to 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!

09 10