Posted in Christmas, Perler Bead Patterns

Easy DIY Christmas Perler Bead Ornaments

Want some easy family Perler bead patterns that can easily transform into Christmas ornaments?  Look no further, this family fun craft was easy to make and looks great on the tree.

Original pixel design was on friendship bracelets.net.    We used the pixelated images to create the designs on boards, melted the beads and attached a Christmas ornament hook at the top.  These hooks are easy to find around Christmas and Amazon has 300 of them for around $5.00.

Our results are below.

Christmas Bell with Holly

  Bells with holly Christmas ornament made with Perler beads   Bells with holly Christmas ornament made with Perler beads

Christmas Wreath Oranment

 

Christmas Gingerbread Ornament

 

Christmas Candy Cane Ornament

 

Christmas Holly Ornament

 

Snowman Ornament

original pixel design by 101deer.se

 

Our family loves making lots of Perler crafts.  If you would like to see some other designs, click menu at the top or the links below…

 

Christmas Ornament Perler Bead Patterns DIY

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Posted in Christmas, Perler Bead Patterns, Super Mario Patterns

Super Mario Perler Bead Christmas Ornaments

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Our family is a huge Nintendo fan and our kids have grown up playing all the Super Mario franchise games. This year, the kids had their own tree to decorate and we decided to make some Perler beads ornaments. We are looking forward to making lots of ornaments this holiday season.

Mario and Luigi in Christmas Stockings

Mario in the stocking original design came from dinandehn. After making Mario, I changed the red to green to create Luigi. When ironing, we left one of the top beads open and not too melted. This allowed us to put a Christmas hook into the hole which helped it fit easily on the tree.

  Super Mario and Luigi Christmas Ornaments Perler/ Hama Beads

 

Red and Green Mushrooms

Original design by dinandehn. Same as above- once made, we melted everything but the top bead to allow for the ornament hook.

Super Mario Mushrooms Christmas Ornaments Perler/ Hama Beads

Star and Mushroom Tree

Mushroom original design by dinandehn and the star original design by jekrus. Don’t forget while melting to leave room for the hook.

Super Mario Mushrooms Christmas Ornaments Perler/ Hama Beads

 

Yoshi Christmas Wrapped Egg!  

Original design by beadsmeetgeeks – this Christmas wrapped Yoshi Egg was super easy to make and looks great as a Christmas ornament.

Super Mario Perler Yoshi Egg Christmas Ornament             Super Mario Perler Yoshi Egg Christmas Ornament

Mario Santa

Original design by beadsmeetgeeks- turned out super cute!  Made with sand, black, white and red Perler beads.  Will also work for Hama or just plain melty beads.

Super Mario Perler Santa Christmas Ornament Hama Melty       Super Mario Perler Santa Christmas Ornament Hama Melty

If you would like to see some other Super Mario patterns, visit menu at the top of click the links below.

 

Posted in Christmas, Christmas Parade

Christmas Float Candy Lights and Gingerbread House

 

For our last parade float, our younger Girl Scouts voted on a Candy Land theme float.

To make super cute candy lights, the girls poked a hole into two plastic cups, strung the lights through the cups and wrapped them in tissue paper to look like a piece of candy.  The result is above.  They turned out fantastic all around the sides of the float.

Candy Land Gingerbread House Christmas Parade Girl ScoutsThe girls also built a Gingerbread House.  They  used a refrigerator box that we got from Lowe’s, hot glued paper plates (for the roof shingles) and added some candy decorations from Hobby Lobby.

Our girls really wanted to go inside it but we had it sealed so they couldn’t go in.  It made a neat little house that was on the back of our float.

More pictures to come later….. But please check out some pictures from our Whoville Float…

Getting Ready for our Girl Scout Christmas Float

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Elf on a Shelf – Part 1

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Our Elf (Josie) watching Christmas movies

So… this year, we decided to get a real Elf on the Shelf on Black Friday.  I didn’t know too much about this but after reading the book that came with her, the kids and I were hooked.  I am having so much fun finding her in so many new situations.  The kids immediately go to the bookshelf every morning to see if she is there.  If she’s not, its a giant scavenger hunt till she is found.

The other day our elf, Josie, was watching Christmas movies after she got back from seeing Santa! She must have been inspired by the North Pole!

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Hiding in the tree!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The one above is one of my favorites.  I saw several people do variations of this so I was super excited that Josie chose to put green streamers on all 3 of my kids’ doors!

Elf on a shelf, Christmas
Playing Twister?

 

This one was fun! Josie must have gotten the idea and the printable from frugal coupon living. 

She even found a friend on her way back!

Posted in Christmas, Christmas Parade

Getting Ready for our Girl Scout Christmas Float

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Grinch Sign Made from Cardboard and a candy cane for our Girl Scout Christmas Float

Our Girl Scouts voted on a theme for last year’s Christmas Parade float and decided on Whoville!

One of the mom’s found a cool sign on Etsy, but we couldn’t order it in time, so the girls made one.  The girls cut the signs out of cardboard, and painted them to look like the movie.  They then used hot glue to glue them to a candy cane that we purchased from Wal-Mart.  The final product is here!  It turned out pretty well and looked really neat on their float.  A super Thank You from our girls to the people who make these really neat on Etsy and sell them for profits!

 

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Cardboard Presents wrapped to look like real presents

The girls needed presents for the Grinch to steal, so they wrapped Cardboard boxes in different types of wrapping paper (which was donated) to decorate the trailer.

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Paper Plate Candy

 

The younger girls also made candy to decorate using paper plates and markers.  We then used cellophane paper to wrap and twist the sides.  A little ribbon on the sides and instant large candy.  We used this to tie around the float.

Girl Scouts, Christmas Float, Whoville
Paper Plate Candy

Finally it was time to get dressed up.  The girls pulled their hair up in weird ways including combing it over a water bottle.  We even had a Grinch (can’t put a picture till I get permission) who was a dad who dressed up.   One of our scout’s little sister who was a two year old was even dressed like Max.  It turned out really, really well!

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Whoville hair over a water bottle!

Please check our our Candy Land Float Pictures – Christmas Float Candy Lights and Gingerbread House