Monday, June 18, 2018

Jazz Up a Jacket

Make over a thrift store jacket with a cool monogram!

Want to jazz up your wardrobe for just a few dollars? With Joy Iron-On Embroidered Letters and a thrift store jacket, you will be looking stylish in no time!

You will need:

  • black jacket
  • Joy® Iron-On Embroidered Letters - 3" and 1 1/2" Script Monogram - white
  • beaded trim and applique iron-on
  • fabric glue
  • iron
  • scissors

1. Cut a piece of beaded trim to fit the length of each pocket opening.

2.  Attach beaded trim to all pocket openings (breast pocket and 2 lower pockets) with fabric glue. I used Fabri-Tac from Beacon Adhesives.
3. Following directions on the package, iron the 1 1/2" letter to the breast pocket, directly under the beaded trim.  The monograms are available in black or white.  The white embroidered letters can also be colored with fabric markers to match the trim if desired, as shown below.

4.  Iron the rose appliqué and the 3" letter onto the back of the jacket.

And that's it - a fun, "new" jacket with no sewing involved!

Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and numbers at your favorite craft store. They're available in different sizes, colors and fonts, suitable for every occasion.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Personalized Pool Noodle Lightsabers

Summer is here! Who's ready for some summer fun with pool noodle lightsabers?  

Pool noodles, felt, and Joy® iron-on letters = super fun backyard giggles!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letters - bright colors
  • Kunin Felt
  • Pool Noodles
  • Knife
  • Scissors
  • Glue


1. Use a knife to cut the pool noodles in half.  Each half makes 1 lightsaber.
2. Cut a rectangular piece of felt large enough to fit around the end of the pool noodle 
for the hilt.
3. Add more felt decorations such as circles, stars, flowers for the on and off buttons in the colors kids picks out.
4. Select letters
 in the color of their choice for each child's name, then iron on to the felt following the directions on the back of each package.

Enjoy this short video on how to make these fun personalized lightsabers!!

Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and numbers at your favorite craft store. They're available in different sizes, colors, and fonts, suitable for every occasion.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hello Summer!

Now that summer is here, you can find the cutest pre-made draw strings totes just about any where! 

The flamingo pattern on this tote just screams "Hello Summer!", don't you agree?

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Emojis
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered letter sheet
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Baby Monogram Letters and Numbers
  • Tote (check the Dollar Spot at Target)
  • Yellow permanent marker
  • iron, ironing board
  • pressing cloth
  1.  Color the Baby Monogram letters needed with the yellow marker 
  2. Arrange letters and Emoji on the tote, then iron on using a pressing cloth following the manufacturers instructions on the back of each package.

      Perfect for a day at the park, beach or even the county fair!

Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters and numbers are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and fonts at your local craft stores.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Personalized Graduation Cap Cupcake Stand

Graduation season is here and this year my Nephew graduates from High School! The one thing he wanted at his party? CUPCAKES! Joy® Embroidered Adhesive Letters allows any project to be easily personalized.

You will need:
  • Joy® Embroidered, Iron-on letters and numbers - Varsity 3" Red and White - BHS and 2018
  • Tombow USA Xtreme Tabs - clear
  • Terra Cotta Pots - 10"; 8"; 6" and 4" (one each)
  • Wooden Squares - 12"; 10"; 8" and 6" (one each) 
  • Acrylic Craft Paint - black; 
  • Paintbrush 
  • Embroidery Floss - red (4 skeins) 
  • Buttons - black 1" (4); Scissors

1. Base coat the terra cotta pots and wooden squares with black acrylic craft paint. Let dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary.

2. Measure and cut one (1) 24" length and one (1) 12" length of floss from each skein. Thread the 24" length through the folded end of the skein. Tie the 12" length around the skein in a knot.  Wrap the ends around several times and then knot again.  Trim ends with scissors and tuck the knot into the center of the tassel.

3.  Apply the embroidered letters by peeling off the backing paper and applying directly to the base of the painted terra cotta pot.  I placed BHS on one side and 2018 on the other.

 4. Attach a tassel to the center of each painted wooden square with a Tombow Xtreme Tab and a black button on top.  These tabs are clear so they won't show on your finished project.

5.  To assemble the cupcake stand stack the terra cotta pots and wooden squares on top of each other using Tombow Xtreme Tabs to secure the layers from largest to smallest.  Trim the tassels, if necessary.

Fill the stand with cupcakes (and cookies) to celebrate your graduate's accomplishments!

Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters and numbers are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and fonts at your local craft stores.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Bridal Pouch

Personalize a special pouch for the Bride-to-be with Joy® Iron On Embroidered letters.  
It's the perfect place to keep wedding day jewelry safe while in transport.

You will need:
  • Joy Iron-On Embroidered Letter sheet -gold
  • 7" x 12" piece of white felt
  • Beaded Trim from Expo International
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Velcro Tabs


1. Fold up one end of the felt approx. 4" then sew the edges together at each side to create the pouch.

2. Iron the beaded trim onto the edge of the felt at the opposite end (on the other side), using a pressing cloth.  The beaded trim will be at the edge of the flap. Place the pressing cloth on top of the trim and iron over it for 25 sec to secure. 
3. Trim away the excess felt from around the top of the beaded trim to create a scalloped edge.
4. Remove the letters to spell "BRIDE" from the letter sheet, position on the front of the pouch, then iron in place using the pressing cloth.  Using firm pressure and a hot iron, press for 25 seconds, then press again on the other side.
5.  Add hook & loop tabs to the pouch and flap for a closure.
*Note: Depending on the type of felt, you may need to use fabric glue to adhere the trim and letters so they remain firmly in place. 

Not just for the bride, a personalized pouch would also be a thoughtful gift for 
other members of the bridal party.  With a variety of letter sheets to choose from they can be personalized to match the wedding colors1 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Summer Welcome Wreath

Summer is knocking at the door, so brighten it up with a floral welcome wreath!

You will need:
  • Joy® iron-on letter sheet - turquoise; 1" letters to spell WELCOME 
  • Smoothfoam wreath form
  • burlap; natural, 3" wide
  • floral bush or piks; pastel colors of choice
  • ribbon: 1-1/2" brown wired; 1-1/2" brown and turquoise stripe
  • glue gun
  • floral wire
  • scissors
  • wire cutter   


1. Cut the flowers and leaves off of the main stem using the wire cutters.  Cut the stem close to the back of each flower, leaving up to 1/2".
2. Cut the ribbon into 6" lengths.  Cut a V in each end of one 6" length.  Fold ribbon in two, making a 1-1/2" loop.  Cut a 3" length of floral wire and secure the bottom of the loop.  Repeat with each piece of ribbon.  
3. Wrap and glue the burlap around the Smoothfoam wreath.

4.  Adhere the ribbon loops and tails to the wreath; spacing about an inch apart.  The loops should face the inside of the wreath, the tails extending at the outside edges of the wreath.

5.  Place and glue the flowers to the wreath between the ribbons as shown. Glue leaves between the flowers as shown in the photo given below.

6.  Remove the letters from the sheet to spell  W E L C O M E

7.  Place the letters on the wreath as shown then glue in place.

8. Hanger:  Cut a 5" piece of floral wire.  Make a 1" loop, twisting the tails together below the loop.  Place some glue on the middle of the top, back of the wreath; put the twisted portion in the glue.  Secure by gluing a small square of burlap over the wire so that the wire is secured between the wreath and the piece of burlap.  Hang on your door and enjoy!

Look for Joy® Embroidered Iron-on letters and letter sheets at your local craft stores.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Herringbone Wall Art

Create a beautiful herringbone wall art inspirational piece using Joy Iron On Embroidered Letters.

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letter sheet - Gold Metallic
  • Inked Herringbone Design
  • Frame
  • Adhesive

To create the herringbone pattern, first, ink up a glossy white cardstock with the colors of your choice. Then using some washi tape or painters tape, create a herringbone pattern. Ink over the washi tape with a black ink to fill in the spaces between the tape pieces. Remove the washi tape and then using a liquid adhesive, adhere the letters to herringbone piece. Frame and hang on your wall!

Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters and numbers are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and fonts at your local craft stores.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Personalized Stitched Sampler

Celebrate special occasions with a personalized stitched sampler.

A stitched sampler is a great gift idea for a wedding, anniversary or housewarming, especially when it's personalized with embroidered letters and.or numbers.

You will need:
  • JoyⓇ Iron-On Embroidered Letter Sheet- Baby Monogram White
  • Tattered Angels-Glimmer Mist-Crushed Shells 
  • Kunin Felt:  Red, Cream, Tan, Olive, Gray, Light Gray, Tan Embossed
  • Sewing Machine
  • Needle and Thread
  • Buttons
  • Vintage Trim
  • 1 1/2" Red and Cream Striped Ribbon 
  • Fabri Tac Glue 

1.  Create custom numbers to match the project by spraying with glimmer mist.  Let dry.
2.  Using the picture below as a guide, cut pieces as shown.

3.  The flowers were made using a simple hand drawn flower shape, traced onto the felt. 
4.  Add red ink to the tips of the cream flowers with a stencil brush.
5.  Machine, or hand stitch the gray scalloped square onto the tan square and the light grey roof at the top of the house shape.
6.  Iron numbers at the center of the red heart.  
7.  Arrange then adhere smaller pieces to the house using fabri tac glue. 
8.  Hand stitch smaller pieces and buttons into place.
9.  Add finish piece into a shadow box frame.

Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered alphabet letter sheets at your local craft store.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Birthday Princess Crown

Ready for a Princess Birthday Party? Every birthday girl needs her party crown!!

A little felt and a headband with Joy® iron-on letters and you are ready for an amazing party!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letters - Silver
  • Kunin Felt
  • Star Die
  • Silver Balls
  • Tulle
  • Diamond Trim
  • Scissors
  • Glue


1. Cut the shape of the crown from felt.

2. Wrap the cut shape into a tube, overlap then glue to create the top of the crown.
3. Cut a circle a little larger than the opening at the bottom of the crown.  Cut 2 slits about 1/2" from the edge on opposite sides of the circle for the headband.
4. Glue a length of gathered tulle around the edge of the base for a "tutu" effect.
5. Glue the top of the crown to the base.
6. Glue the diamond trim around the base as shown,  and a silver bead at the top of each point.
7. Cut out a felt star. Glue the number to the center of the star and the star to the front of the crown.

8. Slide headband into the base of the crown through the slits and enjoy!

Enjoy this short video on how to make this adorable birthday crown for the birthday boy or girl.

Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and numbers at your favorite craft store. They're available in different sizes, colors and fonts, suitable for every occasion.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Bubble Bucket

Make a colorful Bubble Bucket to hold everything you need for your next bubble party!

Whether you are young or old, bubbles always bring out the kid in us! They always bring a smile to my face because they are fun to see at the park, beach or even around the neighborhood!
Start a bubble party at your next event with the bubble bucket!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered Letter sheet- White
  • Metal Bucket
  • Colored markers
  • Tacky adhesive or a hot glue gun


1. Color your letters in with the markers then glue to the front of the bucket.
2. Fill with bubble toys. It's as simple as that...       Have fun!

Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and number sheets at your local craft store.