My JOY started like this, a $1.99 Goodwill frame.
I took apart my frame, grabbed some left over burlap I had and some Easy Tack adhesive.
I sprayed the back of the board from the frame and attached the burlap.
I drew the letters out on paper, traced them in pencil onto the burlap
and hand painted JOY in red acrylic paint.
When it dried, I put it back in the frame and put it outside for all my neighbors to admire :)
Update: Since last year, and because of our growing barn wood collection, the woodaholic made a beautiful custom barn wood frame for the JOY sign.