Monday, June 29, 2015
Debra created an adorable no-sew banner for her grandaughter's first birthday using felt pennants, giant rick-rack and Joy embroidered letters. After the party's over, how cute would this banner look hanging in baby's bedroom?
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Fabric pennant banners are great holiday party decorations that you can use year after year - and they're quick and easy to make by upcycling an old pair of jeans! The combination of red burlap with white Joy iron-on letters and blue denim makes a perfect banner for a 4th of July picnic or BBQ. I chose the word "liberty" - you can personalize your Independence Day banner with your favorite patriotic message.
3" Joy iron-on embroidered letters - white
Pair of old denim jeans
Mini craft clothespins
White acrylic paint
Twine or cord
1. After trimming away the seams of your old jeans, cut open the legs and trim out enough triangles from the denim as needed for your word - one for each letter. Cut smaller triangles from red burlap. You can create a triangle template first from a folded sheet of paper if needed.
2. Iron-on a letter to each burlap pennant, then glue each burlap pennant to a denim pennant.
3. Paint the clothespins white - clip them to the edge of a cardboard box first to make painting them easier. You can also dry-brush a little white paint to the edges of the pennants if you like a more distressed look.
4. Attach the pennants to a length of twine with the clothespins and hang - let the party begin!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I really love the soft texture of embroidered letters - they look so much nicer than chipboard letters on a handmade greeting card. Click here to see how I used washi tape as a background for this cheerful all-occasion card.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Summer is the time for outdoor picnics and BBQs with family and friends. Make it more fun with a personalized apron for your favorite grill-master! With a little imagination, you can turn a plain apron into a bold statement in just a few minutes with Joy iron-on embroidered letters. A personalized BBQ apron makes a great gift for anyone - men, women and kids, too.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
It's so easy to create an initial pendant with JOY iron-on letters. Personalize your pendant with your favorite fabric, beads and bezel. You can even change the color of your letter with permanent ink or fabric dye. Click here to visit my blog for details.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
This is a great personalized gift idea for the sports fan or athlete in your life. Click here to see how Lorrie McCullers used Joy letters to turn a ready-made plastic sign holder into a cherished memento to celebrate her favorite baseball team. Go Braves!
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Click here to learn how she made this special graduation party sign.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Okay, so maybe he's not exactly a chef, but he's your most favorite "cooker guy," right?
Check out how Sue Eldred painted a kid's canvas fabric apron and then personalized it with her grandson's adorable phrasing, using Joy iron-on letters. He loves to help Grandma in the kitchen!