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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DIY…”Merry” Canvas


Make the holidays “Merry” with this mini decorated canvas.

Create frosty, glittery goodness with this fun mini canvas project.


To make the Merry Canvas you’ll need:                                      *affiliate link



  • Paint the canvas with Red Scarlet Paint and let dry.
  • Paint the red canvas with a thick coat of crackle glaze.  The thicker the coat the deeper the cracks.  Allow plenty of time for the glaze to dry.


  • Lightly white wash the canvas to bring out the crackling.
  • Wipe excess paint off with a clean cloth.


  • Paint each letter with glitter glue and sprinkle with white glitter.
  • Glue letters onto the canvas with craft glue.  (leave space on the left of the canvas for embellishing)


  • Wrap twine around canvas and embellish with jingle bells, greenery and bow.


***This project was created for and sponsored by Joy SA and Deco Arts

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