I love the extra texture that Joy embroidered letters bring to art journaling and mixed media. These art tags are 4" x 8" - I had lots of fun inking, spritzing, stenciling, painting and stamping! For the bird tag, I rubbed my white letters across ink pads to color them. For the snow tag, I left them white and added clear glue and glitter.
It is so easy to dress up a inexpensive dollar store candle with iron-on embroidered letters from Joy!
I keep a little container of left over bits from other Christmas projects - so I grabbed some odds and ends, along with some ribbons and went to work. NOTE: I ended up using the red letters, rather than the black ones shown above.
I started by hot-gluing a wide burlap ribbon to the candle, then adding a fluffy silver bow. I filled in around the bow with lots of small embellishments from my jar. I ironed my Joy letters onto a medium-width grosgrain ribbon, cut it to length, then glued it to the candle.
To finish off, I added glitter glue to a few of the pieces for some sparkle.
Look for Joy iron-on letters at your favorite arts and crafts store!
Joy iron-on letters are a quick and easy way to personalize almost anything around the house, especially during the holidays. We always hang stockings along the fireplace mantel, and these sheets of embroidered letters made it really easy to personalize each one.
There are different fonts available in different colors. To make the letters stand out a little more, I glued a strip of sparkly white felt on top of the green, then added silver decorative trim along the top and bottom edges. This was the perfect background for the red embroidered letters. Iron-on letters made personalizing our stockings a quick and easy project.
Stockings are also great for gift-giving. Personalize and fill with special treats for a neighbor, co-worker, or use for a hostess gift. It would be unique and definitely a gift that keeps on giving.
Joy iron-on letters can be found at your local arts & crafts stores!
With the holidays around the corner, this is a good time to start thinking of quick and easy last-minute gift ideas! Joy embroidered letters really come in handy to add a personal touch - but don't limit yourself to ironing them on fabrics! I used a Xyron sticker maker to add these letters to a glass candle.
When you think of the versatility, the possibilities are endless! Remove the letters from the sheet, then put them through the Xyron sticker maker and stick them to any surface easily!
Joy to the world - and especially to all you crafters! We love seeing how you're using Joy embroidered letters for your holiday craft and décor projects. Frames, blocks, cards and tags - this is what Terry Ricioli created. Share whatever you're lettering up on our Creating with Joy page on Facebook!
Look for Joy iron-on letters at your favorite craft stores!
Sometimes when you're in the middle of all the colors of the holiday season - red, green, gold, blue, silver, white - you just need a shot of sunny pinks and yellows! These bright pink Joy embroidered letters do a marvelous job of delivering a message of sunshine and love on a handmade greeting card for that special someone in your life.
Decorative pillows customized with Joy 3-D embroidered letters are a great way to add a seasonal touch to any room and SO easy to make. Just add letters to a purchased pillow and voilà, you'll have a holiday pillow in no time at all! You will need:
JOY 3-D Embroidered White Varsity letters
Felt snowflake embellishment
Tulip® Color Shot Instant Fabric Color - Silver Shimmer
Holographic silver yarn
4 decorative silver beads with large holes (or pony beads)
Spray the letters with silver fabric paint (or other color) if desired,
but white letters look just as pretty. Remove the backing then press in
place on the pillow.
2. Add a silver yarn tassel to each corner to finish.
Tassels are easy to make:
1. Wrap yarn around your fingers, a 3" wide piece of card, or a quilt ruler.
Use a tapestry needle to pull a 6" piece of silver thread thru the
loops of yarn at the top. Knot the ends together to secure.
Slide the loops of yarn off the quilt ruler then cut the loops at the
opposite end. Slide the bead onto the threads used to tie the loops at
Pull the bead down over the loops, about 3/4" from the top to create
the tassel. Use the threads to attach the tassel to the corner of the
Decorative pillows are fun and easy to make for your own home or a friend's. Enjoy!
You can find Joy Iron-on letters at your favorite craft store.
I have been a scrapbooker for 16 years, so I have lots and lots of scrapbooks. I only use one type of album, so even though I buy them in different colors, I have trouble telling them apart on my shelves. Is this our recent Disney trip? Our last cruise? Who knows?
That's where JOY embroidered letters come in. These letters work great on the fabric-covered scrapbook albums that I use. They are super-easy to iron onto the spine of each album. I can personalize them any way I want, and since JOY has so many colors and fonts, it's easy to distinguish my albums from one another now!
I love creating garlands and buntings. They are wonderful for any occasion and in this case, I used JOY letters to decorate a quick and easy garland to embellish my fall basket. I chose green because when November turns into December, I can create a new garland with a Christmas theme and re-use my basket.
For this project you will need the following supplies:
JOY Embroidered letters: 1" Black to spell B O U N T Y
Corrugated 2.5" pennants
Cardstock: Terracotta and kraft
Orange ink pad, sponge applicator
1-1/2" circle punch
Dimensional glue dots
I had a helper while I was trying to set up my project shot. I am thinking it is totally appropriate to have a black kitty to help with my fall decorating! This guy belongs to my daughter and little did she know when she named him Terror that it would be a self-fulfilling prophesy! As fast as I put him down, he would jump back up. I finally gave up and made him a part of my little photo shoot!
1. Adhere one corrugated pennant to the orange cardstock. Cut out, leaving a 1/8" border. Repeat with the remaining pennants (6 total).
2. Punch out 6 circles. Chalk the edges with the orange ink. Adhere a letter to each circle. Adhere the letters to the pennants spelling "BOUNTY" using the dimensional adhesive dots.
3. Thread the jute string through the pennants. Weave one string from left to right through the hole in each pennant. Cut another length of jute string and weave from the right to the left. Tie a 4" piece of jute between each pennant. Unravel the tails and trim excess.
4. Fill the basket with fall gourds, dried corn and other goodies. A small pumpkin would be perfect for the basket.
There is an epilogue to this story. I finished up the photos and was back in my studio. I heard some noises coming from the other room and walked in to find Terror sitting IN THE BASKET! I guess he thought he should have been the center of attention. Next time he just might end up wearing a costume. Cheers and Happy Fall!
Are you ready for the holidays? Do you decorate for the fall season? Here is a simple way to add a little festive décor without spending a lot of money. I got this basket from a dollar store - with a little burlap, flowers, fruit and Joy letters, it all comes together!
Pull your letters from the package - I spelled "thankful."
Line up your letters on a strip of burlap and iron them on. Here is a tip - don't move the iron around, just press one part at a time, then lift the iron and press another part until all the letters are adhered.
The flowers I used come on a wire - push the wire through the burlap, twist and secure it around the basket handle.
Setting a pretty table is a holiday tradition in my home, but I like to keep things simple. These place cards fit the bill on both counts. You can use any type of cardstock for your base - I used some leftover reply cards from another event and folded them in half.
Add some easy embellishments like strips of patterned paper and dimensional stickers to complement your theme. Because I was working with paper, I chose not to iron my letters on and instead used craft glue to adhere them to my card.
Be sure to look for Joy Iron-On Letters in your local craft store to add a personal touch to your holiday table.
What parent or grandparent doesn't love to show off their children's artwork? But at some point, the fridge becomes too full with the kids' masterpieces, right? Customizing an acrylic frame is an easy way to maintain a prominent art display that rotates their newest doodles and drawings.
I love watching little kids as they create. At almost two years old, my grandson Warren doesn't always get to use markers. But this time, he just quietly worked on his masterpiece for at least 10 minutes or more. Just happy creating.
For Warren's special artwork frame, I decorated the top and bottom with a couple strips of washi tape and used Joy Iron-on Letters to spell "My Masterpiece."
I glued the letters onto the acrylic and added a couple self-adhesive magnet strips to the back so it hangs on the fridge.
We love how Marilyn Gossett incorporated a Joy letter into her cute pennant magnet - perfect for a girl's school locker! The soft texture of the letter's embroidered surface complements the sheer ribbon and dimensional butterflies so nicely.
Visit Marilyn's blog to learn how she made her pennant, including some tips for working with magnetic sheets.
Look for Joy iron-on letters and numbers in your favorite local craft stores!
This is a wonderful handmade gift idea for the holidays by Beth Watson - a set of monogrammed ornaments for the whole family. Just glue fabric or burlap around a wood or chipboard circle and embellish with lacy trims. Iron-on an embroidered Joy letter to the center of each ornament to represent the name of each family member (don't forget the family pet!).
Now's the time to get started making your gifts - the holidays will be here before you know it!
Look for JOY Iron-On letters and numbers at your local craft store!