Framed Cable Cord Joy Art

Framed Cable Cord Joy Art

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Dritz
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Additional Information


Finished Size 8"x10"


  • 1-1?2 yd 3/16" cable cord
  • Liquid Stitch™ glue
  • White tailor’s chalk
  • Basting adhesive
  • T-pins
  • Dritz® Home Foldover Braid Trim
  • 8"x10" frame with back
  • Masking tape
  • Sewing machine & basic sewing supplies
  • Tan thread
  • Iron & pressing surface
  • Scanner & Printer


  1. Cut six 13" pcs. of braid trim. Press flat.
  2. Lay long edge of pieces side-by-side. Stitch together with a decorative stitch in tan thread to form a braid trim fabric.
  3. Enlarge & cut out pattern. To transfer pattern to braid trim, tape pattern to window. Center the braid trim over pattern & tape to window. Trace over “joy” with tailor’s chalk. Remove braid trim & pattern from window.
  4. Spray front of frame backing board with basting adhesive. Center the traced lettering on board & press to adhere. Wrap loose edges around to back of board. Tape in place with masking tape. Secure in picture frame.
  5. Knot one end of cable cord & fluff end. Starting with “j”, apply a bead of glue over the traced letters. Stop at the first place the cable cord will intersect. Lay the cable cord in glue. Use T-pins to hold cord in position until it begins to dry.
  6. Continue applying glue to the next intersection & lay cord in glue.
  7. Before applying glue to the last section, lay out cord to determine where the end knot should be. Knot cable cord end; cut close to knot. Fluff loose ends. Apply glue & cord to finish lettering.
  8. Cut four 11?2" pieces of cable cording. Lay pieces side by side & tie centers together with thread. Wrap thread around centers as tight as possible before knotting.
  9. Rub ends to fray cable cord. Trim pompom to 1" dia. Fluff & glue to top of “j”.

Items in This Collection
Please Note: Some items are out of stock.



Dritz Home 0.19" x 10Yds Cable Cord White

Item # 2828051
Available for U.S. Shipping Only
$6.99 $4.19

Dritz Liquid Stitch-1-1/4 oz.

Item # 1076132
Online Only
Available for U.S. Shipping Only
$4.49 $2.69

Clover Triangle Tailors Chalk-White

Item # 1072800
Online Only
Available for U.S. Shipping Only
$3.49 $2.09

Dritz 35 T-Pins 1 1/2"

Item # prd3129
Available for U.S. Shipping Only
$4.49 $2.69


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Mixed Company 8x10 Frame-Distressed Taupe

Item # 12268496
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$22.99 $11.49