Monday, August 19, 2019

Back to School Welcome Banner

Create a "Back to School" welcome banner for your favorite teacher's classroom!


Materials:
  • JOY® Embroidered Letters
  • 9” x 12” sheets of Kunin Classicfelt -Black , Gray, Sandstone, Candy Pink and Gold
  • Craft glue
  • Glitter glue
  • Cardstock
  • Ruler, pencils, scissors
  • 4-foot length of ribbon

Instructions:
  1. Draw a simple pencil pattern (5 pieces as shown) on cardstock and cut out.  
  2. Trace and trim each pattern piece seven times on the appropriate color of felt.
  3. Glue the pencil pieces together, overlapping as shown and let dry.

4. Peel back liner paper from the JOY letters and attach to the center of each pencil, spelling out WELCOME.

 5.  Glue each pencil along the ribbon, leaving 12” at each end and 1” in between each pencil. Let dry.


7. Accent the band with lines and circles of silver glitter glue. Let dry.


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

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Kid's Crafty Tote

Create a special tote for your little, or not so little ones to use to carry their supplies from place to place.


The wood tote came from the dollar bin. It was already red so that saved me a step - no painting!

You will need:
  • Joy® Embroidered Iron On Letters - White
  • wood tote
  • white paint pen
  • felt die cut ribbon
  • colored rhinestones
  • glue gun
  • ruler
  • lo-tac tape

 Instructions:
1. Add small details around the edge of the tote using a white paint pen.


2.  Arrange the letters on the tote. Use a quilting ruler to make sure everything is centered and straight.
Use a low tack tape to mark where the letters will be placed. This tape leaves no residue when it is removed, and it won't damage dried paint.

 

3. Adhere the letters to the front with lo-temp glue, then remove the tape.
4. Adhere the die cut ribbon to the front under the letters then add contrasting rhinestones to the center of the flowers.
You can find Joy®, iron-on embroidered letters and letter sheets at your local craft store.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Dyeable, Iron-on Embroidered Letters

Did you know that Joy® Iron Embroidered Letters are Dyeable?
With a little fabric dye you can make your designs truly one of a kind.


You will need:
  • White Joy® Embroidered Iron On Letters-LetterShop
  • Joy® Embroidered Iron On Hearts
  • Button
  • Fabric Dye
  • Small Flat Paintbrush
  • White T-shirt
  • Iron and Pressing Cloth
  • Needle and Thread

Instructions:
  1. Dip the paintbrush into multiple colors of fabric dye and carefully paint the dye onto the embroidered hearts and letters.  A paintbrush gives more control on where the dye goes.
  2. Allow to sit for 2-3 hours.
  3. Wash the letters and hearts with warm water and a gentle soap until the water is clear.
  4. Pat with a paper towel and let sit until completely dry.
  5. Set iron to cotton setting (or follow garment care label)
  6. Position hearts shiny side down onto the t-shirt.  
  7. Cover hearts with a fine cloth.  With firm pressure iron over hearts for 30 seconds.
  8. Position letters onto the t-shirt and iron for 30 seconds.
  9. Turn t-shirt inside out and iron entire design for an additional 30 seconds.
  10. Center button in the middle of the hearts and sew onto shirt.

Use care the first couple of times you wash the shirt to keep the dye from transferring to other items.


You can find Joy, iron-on embroidered letters at your local craft store.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Personalized Welcome Back to School Sign

Personalizing a "Welcome Back to School" sign for your favorite teacher is quick and easy with Joy® embroidered letters! 


You will Need:
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letter sheet - 1" white, red and blue (or your school's colors)
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered number sheet - 1" white
  • School Sign - found at the Target Dollar Spot
  • Wooden Pencil Accents
  • Liquid Glue with fine tip applicator
  • Red Marker
  • Scissors


Instructions:

1. Select letters to spell out your personalized message from the Joy® Iron-on embroidered letter sheets and dry fit onto the sign. 


 2. Color the number 5 from the Joy® Iron-on embroidered number sheet with a red marker. Note: white letters and numbers are dyeable!  Let dry.


3.  To create punctuation, I carefully cut a period and an apostrophe shape from the letter Q with detail scissors.


4.  Turn all letters and numbers over then using a fine tip applicator, carefully apply liquid glue to the back.


5.  Apply letters to school sign and let dry.  Add wooden pencil accents found at the craft store.


The perfect gift for your favorite teacher at Back to School night!


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

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Farm Animal Treat Bags

Create these cute, farm animal treat bags with Joy® iron-on letters and felt shapes!


You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On letters - black
  • Kunin® Felt shapes in various colors
  • treat bags
  • google eyes
  • animal dies
  • fabric glue
  • scissors
  • burlap - various colors
  • die cut machine


Instructions:
  1. Die cut the animal shapes with felt and glue to the burlap, don't forget the google eyes.
  2. Glue burlap with farm animal to the front of the treat bag.
  3. Glue down the letters of choice to the top of the bag, I picked "MOO" and "NEIGH" for each animal, but it could also be a person's name
  4. You can use this a cute gift for a friend, teacher, or as treat bags for a party!

You can even use this as a gift card holder!!

Here is a quick video on how to make the treat bags.



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.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Farm Sweet Farm

Whether you have a couple of pots of tomatoes on the patio or 50 acres, this farmhouse-style plaque is a quick way to decorate your kitchen or dining area.


You'll need:

Joy® 1 1/2" block letters - F A R M (2 ea)
Joy® 1 1/2" script letters - S W E E T



8" x 10" Frame 
Scrapbook paper for background
Double-sided tape
Tacky glue

Instructions:

1.  Remove glass and mat from frame. Set the glass aside.

2.  Trim the scrapbook paper to the size of the mat, then adhere to the mat with double-sided tape.

3.  Place back into frame.  Space and adhere block letters as shown.  

4.  Add glue to back of script letters and adhere at an angle between block letters.

Joy® embroidered letters are available at your local craft store in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors. White embroidered letters can also be colored.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Cover Up!

This is Marley and me showing off a new cover up we made together...  sort of...


When an exuberant puppy meets Nana, there's bound to be an oops!  No worries, we fixed it with Joy!

  

You will need:

  • Joy® Embroidered, iron-on appliqué 
  • Iron and pressing cloth
  • Sharp detail scissors

Instructions:

1.  Carefully cut away the part of the appliqué you don't need and set aside.  Note: you can use later in case there's another "oops style" puppy greeting down the road. 


2.  Position the part of the appliqué you want to use over the hole then, following manufacturer's directions on the packaging, iron in place.


And voilà we're covered up the oops! Nana is happy and Marley is out of the dog house... 


You can find a variety of Joy® iron-on appliqués, letters and letter sheets 
at your favorite craft stores!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Create a Personalized Bandana for your Pet

Personalizing a bandana for your pet is quick and easy with Joy® embroidered letters!
(Getting him to sit still takes a little longer)... 


You will Need:
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letters - black initial script*
  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letter sheet - 1" black
  • Bandanas 
  • Craft Iron and Ironing Board
  • Pet 😊
*Also available in white which can be colored with paint, dye or brush markers!



Instructions:

1.  Unfold the bandanas and press out any creases.  Position the letter(s) on the bandana.  The checkered pattern was a perfect fit for the script Initial.  Iron in place according to the directions on the packaging.



2.  Select letters from the sheet to spell out your pet's name then place on the bandana.  Use the stripe as a guide to line up the letters evenly.  Iron in place according to the directions on the back of the package.



Most family pets names are unique, like our Dixie dog, so this is a fun way to personalize an accessory like these bandanas, collar or even a leash!



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

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Punny Mug Cover

Fun little cozy for your mug that is punny with Joy® iron-on letters!



You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-On baby monogram letter sheet - pink 
  • iron
  • Kunin® Felt - grey
  • ric rac trim
  • buttons
  • rotary cutter and mat
  • fabric glue
  • scissors
  • mug
  • needle and thread



Instructions:
  1. Cut a strip of felt large enough to wrap around the mug. Taper the ends so they fit inside the handle of the mug.
  2. Line up each section of ric rac on the felt then glue in place.
  3. Iron on the words "no", "no" and "maybe" as shown.
  4. Cut a slit at one end of the tapered felt and a sew button on the other side so the  cozy can be attached to the mug.
  5. You can use this a cute gift for a friend, teacher, or just because!

You can even use this as a gift card holder!!

Here is a quick video on how to make the tote.




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.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

DIY Crafty Apron

Dress up an apron to suit your personality using Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letters. 


Do you have lots of aprons around the house like me? I seem to pick them up everywhere when I am crafting or teaching. I love to decorate them, sometimes with paint, sometimes with pins, and now with embroidered letters and floral appliqués.

You will need:
  1. Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letters
  2. Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Floral Appliqués
  3. Apron
  4. Iron
  5. Ironing board or pressing pad

Instructions:
  1. Cut floral piece into individual daisies.
  2. Place apron on ironing pad. (I always manage to do this on my desk, then have to move everything to the ironing pad, and then do it again!)
  3. Arrange letters and daisies to your liking.
  4. Follow manufacturer's instructions to adhere letters and daisies to your apron.

I was having a hard time getting a good photo of the apron, so I decided to use my wolfhound as a model.


That just made it super hard to get a good photo of the apron!

 You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters, letter sheets and appliqués in a variety of sizes, colors, and fonts at your local craft stores.