Personalize your Christmas Stocking with Joy

Taking a simple stocking from plain to personality is easy with Joy embroidered letters…

I picked up a simple linen stocking at my local craft store.

It was nice enough, but it needed some personality.

I decided to embellish the stocking with Joy iron-on letters, ribbons and trim.

Here’s what I used on my stocking:                (*amazon affiliate link)


  • Depending on the fabric and lining content of your stocking, you can either iron on the letters or glue them onto the stocking with craft glue.
  • Make a simple bow by folding the ribbon over and tying the center tight with the twine.
  • Add a jingle bell and a small piece of pine craft stem to the center of the bow and tie again with the twine.
  • Add button to both ends of the twine and tie to the center of the bow.
  • Trim the ends of the bow.
  • I switched out the plain wood button on the center of the button for one that better fits my style.
  • Glue trim and bow onto the front of the stocking with craft glue.
  • Embellish with a Christmas pin.
  • Add presents or greenery and berries to the inside of the stocking.

You could hang that stocking from the mantel or….

Doesn’t it make a great addition in the center of my Christmas Wreath.

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

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Making it Cozy…

Cozy up the house this Winter with a personalized flannel pillow!

When the holidays are “really” over and everything is finally packed away…

it’s time for me to relax, cozy up with a comfy pillow, warm blanket and a good book.

I love to hibernate in the winter.  (I really don’t like the cold)   

That’s when I start layering up the house (and me) with blankets and pillows.

I like it warm and “cozy”.

To make my Cozy pillow you’ll need:


  1. With right sides together, sew three sides of the flannel pieces together to create the pillow cover. Turn so the right side is facing out.
  2. Position the letters on the front then, following directions on the back of the package, iron in place using a pressing cloth.  Let cool then turn the pillow cover inside out and iron again from the back.  Let cool for at least one minute, then turn again with the right sides out.
  3. Insert the pillow form then stitch then the pillow cover closed.

My cozy pillow was created for and sponsored by Joy SA.

Joy® iron-on numbers and letters are available in different sizes, colors and fonts at your favorite craft stores…

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Ring Toss Anyone?

For Nick’s Carnival themed birthday party, earlier this month…

I was given the task to create the Ring Toss Game.

 After washing and spray-painting all the bottles, I needed a cute sign for the game.

Joy letters to the rescue – I just adhered them to scrapbook paper I added to the outside

of the plastic bin that holds the bottles.

I used lightweight Smoothfoam rings painted with acrylic paint for the kids to toss.


Besides the Ring Toss Game there was a Hit the Can, Frisbee Toss, Fishing Game, Shoot Em Up, Tattoo Parlor, Fortune Teller.


Warren especially love the Fishing Game.

So much, he stuck his head in the tub.  (it was unseasonably HOT that day)


There was Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes, Corn Dogs, Popcorn, Nacho’s and a ton of prizes.

The kids and adults had a really good time at the party.

This post was sponsored by Joy Sa and DecoArt.

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DIY Canvas: What the World needs now…

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A Quick and Easy DIY canvas and a throw back to the 1960’s.

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Song Trivia:

The song “What the World needs Now is Love” was first recorded in 1965…

and was written by Hal Davis with the music composed by Burt Bacharach.

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To make a canvas you’ll need…

  • 8″ x 10″ white canvas
  • Iron Embroidered Letters from Joy SA
  • Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Craft Adhesive
  • Clean Soft Rag or White Paper Towel

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  • Using watered down acrylic paint I created a light watercolor wash on the canvas.
  • To create the cloudy look, I dabbed the painting, while the background was still wet, with a clean towel to remove portions of the paint.
  • After the canvas has fully dried, arrange letters on canvas.
  • Draw light pencil marks on the canvas to keep your lines straight.
  • Adhere to canvas with adhesive.

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This canvas was created for and sponsored by Joy SA.

How to Mist and Stencil a Mixed Media Pillow

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I enjoy making pillows.

Especially when it’s a quick and easy “no sew” pillow with a twist.

How about a little misting and stenciling with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists?

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I started my project off with a 12″ plain canvas pillow cover, versatile check stencil (see end of post),

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and large iron-on embroidered letters from Joy.

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Using removable painter’s tape, I taped the stencil onto the canvas.

I wanted my pillow to have a subtle background so I lightly sprayed with Tattered Angels

Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist.

Because the pillow is decorative, I’m not worried about the spray being washable.

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I used large Iron-on letters from Joy to spell out the word “Home”.

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To customize the plain white letters, I sprayed them with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist for contrast.

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Allow the letters to fully dry before arranging onto the pillow.  Cover the letters with a cotton cloth

and iron for about 30 seconds.  I ironed it again from the back of the fabric for another 30 seconds.

Burlap Flower

I added an old button to the center of a burlap flower from Canvas Corp Brands

and glued it onto the corner of my pillow with Fabri Tac Glue.

I used a 12″ pillow form from Fairfield World to stuff the pillow.

Deco Art DECADS.20 Americana Decor Stencil Versatile Checks*


This project was created for the Creating with Joy Blog and was sponsored by Canvas Corp Brands, Deco Arts, Fairfield World, Beacon Adhesives and Joy SA.

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add a little LOVE in the bathroom

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When I was little, my Grandma B loved to sing the song “Let me Call You Sweetheart” to us kids.

It’s a sweet song endeared to my heart.

So… while decorating the house for Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d show my family a little love

by adding a cute embellished hand towel in the powder room.

A perfect way to let them how much they’re loved.

Let me call you sweetheart towel supplies

It’s easy! Use mini Joy embroidered letters to iron-on your message and then sew on a simple lace trim.


This project was created for and Sponsored by Joy S.A. Inc.

Let it Snow Canvas…

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After all the Holiday Decorations are down, I like to decorate the house with a Winter theme.

Even though I may not like the cold winter months.

I still find beauty in a blanket of newly fallen snow.

So “Let it Snow”.  (just not too much)

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Supplies Used:

  • 12 x 12 Denim Canvas (or painted blue canvas)
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • White Embroidered Iron Letters from Joy S.A.
  • Old Firm Toothbrush
  • Snowflake Embellishments
  • Lace and Ribbon
  • Silver Berry Sprig and Greenery
  • Jingle Bells
  • Fabri Tac Glue


  1. Squirt a small bit of white acrylic paint on to a piece of scrap paper.  Lightly apply paint to the bristles of an old toothbrush.  Wipe excess paint off.  Gently flick paint spraying paint over the canvas.
  2. Glue embroidered letters and snowflake embellishments onto the canvas.
  3. Glue lace and ribbon onto the canvas, wrapping and gluing ends around on the back of the canvas.
  4. Gather up silver berries and greenery, tie them together with a jingle bell and satin ribbon and glue to the bottom corner of the canvas.


This project was created for and sponsored by Joy SA.