Sunday, March 31, 2019

Spring into Easter Wreath

Spring into Easter with this double duty wreath!

Celebrate Spring!


Celebrate Easter!


You will need:

Joy® Iron-on embroidered monogram letters: 2 each E S R; 1 each A T P I N G
Joy® Letter sheet


Kunin® Classic (or Dot Coordinates) Felt 9x12" Craft Cuts: Candy Pink, Yellow & Lagoon
Expo Int'l Pom Pom trim
12" straw wreath
1 yard white cord
1/2 yard of 2" wide burlap ribbon
Glue
Quilt pins
Craft Iron
Scissors
Silk flowers
Rabbit decoration


Instructions:

1. Cut 6 (2 of each color), 2 1/2" x 6" pieces of felt.

2.  Arrange the cut pieces of felt as shown.  Following manufacturer's directions, iron the monogram letters to spell EASTER onto one end of each piece of felt then iron the letters to spell SPRING onto the opposite ends.


3. Cut then glue a piece of pom pom trim along the bottom edge at the back of each piece of felt. Fold the felt piece in half and glue the opposite end on top of the pom pom trim.


4. Tie a knot at the end of the cord then thread through each folded piece of felt to create a mini garland. Knot the cord between each piece to separate.  Your garland will read SPRING on one side and EASTER on the other.



5. Peel the letters to spell CELEBRATE from the letter sheet then iron onto the center of the burlap ribbon.

6. With the ends folded under, use quilt pins to secure the burlap ribbon across the top of the wreath as shown.  Note: If the wreath has a plastic wrap, leave in place.

7. Pin the ends of the mini garland across the bottom of the wreath, then pin small silk flower piks at the back.

8. As Easter draws near, unpin the garland, flip it around then re-pin. Pin a rabbit decoration amongst the flowers at the back if desired.  

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

Thursday, March 28, 2019

DIY Candy Basket

Even though my kids are long grown, I still love to give them an Easter Basket every year! 


Small is the name of the game since they are over 30, and I really like to personalize them too. Here is a fun way to turn a plain basket into a Candy Basket! This project took a little bit of time to make sure that I got the ribbon glued on straight and even, but it was still pretty easy.  I hope my kid loves it!

You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on letter sheet
  • Small chip wood basket
  • 1 yd of lace trim
  • Beacon Fabri-Tac glue
  • Small, handheld iron
  • Ribbons/Seam binding


I love this bright green color! It is perfect for spring projects. Since the letters are iron-on, they can be used for pretty much anything!


1. Glue the fabric trim around the basket. Because this trim was meant to edge a pillow or blanket it has two raw edges. I glued the back facing layer of the binding to the outside of the basket, then wrapped the front facing layer over the lip of the basket, gluing it in place as well.


2. After the trim is in place, use a small, handheld iron to adhere the letters, starting from the middle letter and working out to make sure that it is even. You can also glue the letters in place, if that is easier.  Make two bows from seam binding then add them to the sides of the handle.

3. To finish, tie a big polka dotted bow on top! Add your candy and treats and you are done!

You can find Joy® iron-on letter sheets in different colors and fonts at your local craft store!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Personalized Bridal Garter

Create a garter that will make the bride's day even more special!


When my niece got married, she wanted a special garter with her new name on it. So using a store-bought garter and Joy® Embroidered Iron-On Letters, I was able to make a gorgeous keepsake just for her!




Supplies:
  • Joy® Embroidered Iron-On Letters - 1" Metallic Silver or Gold
  • elasticized garter (found in the bridal section of most large craft stores)
  • iron
Instructions:
  1. Using an iron, attach the Joy® letters to the lace portion of the garter. Use the letters to spell out the bride's new name or her initials!
  2. Enjoy the big day!

Look for Joy® Iron-on embroidered letters and appliqués at your local craft store.
Letters, and letter sheets are available in different colors and fonts.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Wear Joy in the Garden

The joy of Spring!  A time for planting and planning!
Do you need a gift for the gardener in your life or maybe just for you?
This is a quick and easy project that you will enjoy.


You will need:
  • Joy® iron-on embroidered letter sheets:  white & pink
  • Joy® iron-on embroidered appliqué:  pink roses
  • T-shirt
  • Ball cap
  • Rhinestones
  • Tacky glue
  • Iron
  • Pressing cloth

  

Instructions:

1.  Pre-wash and hang dry to pre-shrink if your T-shirt is 100% cotton.

2.  Cut the appliqué into two pieces.  Snip the four small flowers from the main flower at the base of the 5 leaves attached at the large flower.  Set aside.

3.  Select pink letters to spell LE JARDIN - French for "the garden".  Position letters and the flowers on the front of the cap using a dot of tacky glue to hold in place until ready to press into place.  Fold the pressing cloth in two, lengthwise, and roll up.  Hold this between the inside of the cap and your fingers as you press the letters into place with the iron to protect your fingers.  Apply heat as instructed until all pieces are secured.

4.  Optional: Adhere matching rhinestones to the hat as shown.  


5.  Referring to photos, arrange white letters on the upper right hand side of the t-shirt to spell LES FLEURS  -  French for "The Flowers". Place the flower appliqué under the letters.

6.  Referring to directions on the packaging, cover with the pressing cloth then iron to secure.


Look for Joy® embroidered letters, shapes and floral appliqués 
at your favorite craft store!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Butterfly's and Blooms!

Get ready for spring with Joy® Iron on Floral Appliques! 


You will need:
  • Joy® iron-on embroidered floral appliqués  
  • Grapevine wreath
  • Assorted butterflies 
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun 




Instructions:

1. Glue butterflies randomly around the wreath.


2. Cut the flower appliqués apart.



3. Glue the flowers here and there between the butterflies on the wreath.


Hang your wreath for all to enjoy!


You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters and appliqués at your local craft stores.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Kite Wall Hanging

Are you ready for Spring?  Then let's go fly a kite! 



It's time to put away the winter décor and celebrate the beautiful sunny skies of Spring with with just enough breeze to fly a kite, or at least make a fabric one to decorate the wall!

You will need:

  • Joy® iron-on embroidered letter sheet
  • Joy® iron-on embroidered floral appliqué
  • 9" x 12" white felt
  • 9" x 12" cotton fabric - 2 pieces

  • 12" x 12" White Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Ric Rac trim
  • Twine
  • Fabri Tac Glue
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron
Instructions:

1. Create a kite pattern:  
Cut the white cardstock to 9" x 12" then fold in half lengthways.  On the two long sides make a mark at 4".  For the top of the kite, draw a line from the top middle fold to the 4" mark on each side.  For the bottom of the kite, draw a line from the 4" mark to the bottom middle folds.


2. Trace then cut out the kite pattern on the back of both of the printed fabrics and the white felt.


3. Sandwich the white felt between the two patterned pieces.  Pin in place then top stitch around the kite.
4. Remove the letters from the letter sheet and arrange the words "LETS GO FLY A KITE" onto the front of the kite with the shiny side down.
5. Following directions on the packaging,  cover with a soft clean cloth and iron on cotton setting for 30 seconds.  Turn kite over and repeat for an additional 30 seconds.



6. Cut the top flower and leaves off the floral appliqué. Arrange the flowers on the kite then iron in place.
7. Glue ric rac trim around the edge of the kite to finish.

8. To make the tail, cut strips of fabric and tie onto a 14" piece of twine.  Glue one end of the twine to the back of the kite.  Make a small loop with a second piece of twine and glue to the top of the kite.
Look for Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and floral appliqués at your local craft store.


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Floral Jeans

Create a cute set of jeans with Joy® iron-on appliqués!


You will need:
  • Joy® Iron-on Appliqués
  • iron
  • Jeans



Instructions:
  1. Place iron-on flower appliqués onto the pants in the location of your choice.
  2. Using a pressing cloth, iron the appliqués in place per the instructions on the package.
  3. Enjoy your amazing jeans!


Enjoy your wonderful pants that you have made extraordinary and unique with  Joy® Iron-on Appliques!


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.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Luck O' the Irish DIY Door Hanger

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!  Celebrate the Luck O' the Irish with this colorful door décor that is a fun alternative to a traditional wreath. 


You will need:

Instructions:

1. Cut one 12” x 1" felt strip from each of the following colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Apple Green, Lagoon, Royal Blue and Orchid.   TIP: Remember to cut inside the drawn lines for a clean finished project.  Glue coordinating color Ric Rac to each felt strip. Set aside to dry.



2. Draw patterns for a cloud and a kettle onto plain paper then cut out. Using the cloud pattern, cut two shapes; one from each piece of white felt. Cut two kettle shapes from the pieces of black felt.  

3. Glue one end of each of the colored felt strips to the bottom of the cloud and the opposite end to the top edge of the kettle. Apply additional glue along the top and bottom ends then layer the second cloud and kettle on top.  Glue pieces of lace to the front of the cloud and jumbo black ric rac along the top edge of the kettle.  Set aside to dry.



4. Select message then remove letters from the letter sheet.  Position on the kettle then iron in place according to package directions.  I used the tail from the “Q” as the apostrophe.



5. Trace and cut 1” circles from Gold and Goldenrod felt (about 5 of each color) then glue the "coins" to the top edge of the kettle in a random pattern. Cut one small Neon Green, one medium Apple Green and one large Pirate Green shamrock felt shape. Layer the shapes as shown then glue to the kettle with a green button in the center.

I hope you will use my "Luck O' The Irish" DIY Door Hanger as a jumping off point for some St. Patrick’s Day home decor! 


You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters, letter sheets and appliqués at your local craft stores.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Garland

Go GREEN on St. Patrick's Day and celebrate like you're Irish!


Iron-on embroidered letters and a Cricut® Maker to cut felt shapes, makes crafting quick'n easy! 

You will need:

  • Joy® Iron-on Embroidered letter sheet - Gold

  

  • Kunin® Eco fi Classic Felt, 9” x 12” – Apple Green x 3
  • Kunin® Gold Dot Coordinate Felt, 9” x 12” – Black x 3


  • Cricut® Maker™ with Rotary blade, or purchase pre cut, 3" Shamrock shapes - 18
  • Expo Intl - Gold tassels x 8
  • Tacky glue, or lo-temp glue gun
  • Iron
  • Cord
  • Scissors

1.  Cut 18, 3” Shamrock shapes using the “felt acrylic” setting and rotary blade, or use purchased felt shapes.


2. Cut 8, 4” x  6” black felt rectangles.  Fold the strip in half lengthways, then cut from center fold to the outer edge, 2” up from the bottom.  Do not discard the triangle pieces. 

Download the FREE Shamrock pattern to upload to Cricut Design Space.


3. Remove letters – G O O D L U C K- from the letter sheet then, following the manufacturer’s directions on packaging, iron one letter at the center of each felt shamrock shape.


4. Glue each shamrock to a piece of black felt, then glue a second shamrock at the back of the black felt at the top as shown.  Spread the glue lightly on the felt with the tip of the glue gun.  


5.  Fold the shamrock in half over the top of the black felt and glue to the front to create a tab for the cord.  


6. Glue the tassel to the back by covering the tassel loop with one of the leftover triangles. 

  

6.  Thread the cord thru the loops at the top of each piece, then glue a shamrock to the cord at each end to finish.



Cook up some corned beef brisket for a party platter, serve with a glass of green beer, or Guinness and enjoy!

You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters, letter sheets and appliqués at your local craft stores.