Posted in Pokemon Patterns

Evolution of Bulbasaur Perler Bead Patterns – Pokemon

My son used a template to build these all by himself.  All I had to do was iron.  Original design here.

Bulbasaur

Ivysaur

Vensaur

 

Beads used:  

Enjoy!  Hope you have lots of fun making your Pokemon collection.

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Posted in Minecraft Patterns

Minecraft Perler Beads

Minecraft Perler Beads Time!!   These are some of the patterns that the kids and I have built that have a Minecraft theme.  This post will be updated as we continue to find and build more patterns. with the same theme.

1. Minecraft Logo with Characters

Original Design by Tristanya.

Top picture is the design with the beads unmelted and the second one is the completed melted project.  We used the masking tape method to pull the project off the grids before ironing.  My son is super excited to hang this in his room. If you need more Perler Beads or grids, Amazon, Hobby Lobby or Joanns Fabrics has some great materials.

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Minecraft Perler Bead Design Melted

2.  Creeper

Original Design- Kandi Patterns. Made with green, black, light green and white beads.

3.  Diamond Sword

Original design- friendship-bracelets.net.   I extended the pattern just a bit to make it a little longer.  Used evergreen, light blue, blue, light brown, brown, and glitter blue.  Could definitely use different colors, esp for the evergreen hilt.

4.  More Minecraft Patterns Coming Soon

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Posted in Super Mario Patterns

Mario Themed Perler Bead Patterns

Super Mario Perler Beads???  Definitely some of our favorites.  These are 15 patterns that the kids and I have built from Super Mario games.  This post will be updated as we continue to find and build more awesome patterns.

If you need additional beads, click the links to go to Amazon.

1.  Mario Question Block

Original Pattern by luvs to knit.  Perler beads used were black,white, and yellow using only 1 grid.

2. Mario Fire Flower

Original Pattern by Miss-Kawaii.   Used 1 grid, and the colors greenblack, red, yellow and white.

3. Mario Fire Scene

Original Pattern by kandiwolf15. Used 1 grid, and the colors light brown,cheddar, orange, gray, sandblack, red, yellow,  and white.

mario, fire, perler beads, scene

4. Toad Playing Mario

Original design by operledittemarie.  I made a couple of modifications to the colors as the original design was done with Hama beads.  We used around 4500 beads, 9 grids, and the colors light greendark bluelight bluedark brown, light gray, parrot greenlight brown, orange, gray, sandblack, red, yellow,  and white.  Also used the masking tape method to iron and pull it off the grids.  Turned out nice and flat- ready to hang or frame!

Toad playing Mario

5. Mario Coin

Original Pixel Image by Kandi Patterns.    Colors used:  yellow, black and white.

6.  Brown Lakitu?

As soon as I made this one, all three of my kids and my husband all came in and said “Brown?”  Apparently he should have been yellow!  Original pixel art- Kandi Patterns.  Used dark brown black, and white Perler Beads  (However should have used yellow according to my family!)

7.  Pipe

Original – Google Zoeken.  Interesting Design, made with black, light green, and green beads. Hoping to put something coming out of it on canvas soon.

8. POW Block

Mario’s POW Block – Original Design – Kandi Patterns.  Perler Beads Used – blue, dark blue, black, and white.

Super Mario POW Block Perler Beads Pattern Hama
Super Mario POW Block Perler Beads Pattern Hama

9.  Mushroom

Super Mario Mushroom- Perler Hama Bead Pattern

Original Designer- minecraft building ideas.com.    Mario Mushroom made with white, red, and black Perler Beads. 

10.  Yoshi Egg

Yoshi Egg- Super Mario Perler Hama Bead Pattern

Original Designer- ashmoon designs, deviant art.

Perler Beads used were white, black and green.

11. Mario 3 Whistle

Super Mario 3 Whistle Perler Hama Bead Pattern

Original designer- not sure (was just an uploaded picture) however if anyone knows, please let me know so I can give appropriate credit.

Perler beads used were  yellow, white, and black.

12. Mario in a Boot

Back in the day this was my absolute favorite part of Super Mario 3! Add to that, the awesome part of changing into a statue in the boot and my teenage brain was screaming.  Original pixel designer – friendship bracelets.net.  Beads used, red, black, tan, light green, dark green, gray, and white.

13.  Ice Flower

Unfortunately the original designer of this image is a dead link.  This is an awesome ice flower using Perler beads of blue, light blue, glitter blue, white, black, green, and light green.

14.  Spring

Super Mario Spring made with Perler/Hama

Super Mario Spring, made with green, light green, white, black, brown and dark brown Perler beads.  Original by Ruben Franco

15.  Super Mario Star Earrings

These cute little stars were made using a pixel image from Kandi Patterns.  I used the pattern to make the star out of Mini Perler Beads.  I then poked a hole in the top, attached a small split ring and an earring hook and ironed.  One side I ironed so the colors would blend but the other side I left pixelated to have the best of both worlds.  My daughter loves them.

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Super Mario Perler Bead Pin Patterns

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Posted in Perler Bead Patterns

Back to the Future Perler Bead Patterns

Back to the Future, Perler Beads, Marty, Doc, DeLorean
Marty, Doc & the DeLorean

Back to the Future is my husband’s all time favorite movie and the kids love it also.  When we came across Perler Bead patterns of Doc and Marty, I just had to build it!

Special thanks to the original poster of this picture which inspired us.  Grids and Perler beads can be found at Amazon here – grids or perler beads

 

 

 

We like our beads a little more heated to give it the blended effect instead of the beaded effect.  However, whichever way you choose, they will turn out amazing!

Marty

Doc

 

Of course, the DeLorean

These were super fun to build and only took about an hour or so for all three.  The DeLorean was definitely the hardest, however it was super fun.  They now hold a nice place of honor in our Perler Bead Collection!

 

Posted in Perler Bead Patterns

Tetris Perler Bead Pattern

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Perler Bead Tetris Bricks

This Perler bead craft was inspired by the classic game Tetris.  As I was looking around for a new craft pattern for the kids, I saw this pin for sale on Etsy.  However, when I went there it was no longer for sale, so the kids and I made our own.

We are putting Command Velcro strips on the back to put on the wall behind my desk at school.  We had super fun creating them.

The patterns are below.  Since they were pretty small, I was able to put 3 on each grid.

 

 

 

If you would like to make these yourself, Amazon has the grids and Perler Beads for sale very decently  priced.  You can also get them at Hobby Lobby or other craft stores.

Posted in Perler Bead Patterns, Zelda Themed Patterns

Legend of Zelda Perler/ Hama Bead Patterns

My kids and I have recently discovered Perler beads and the amazing fun crafts that you can make out of them.  Perler beads are found at craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Amazon and can be used to make awesome patterns.  Finish them off with an iron and they are perfect to hang up or have cute decorations for a party or bedroom.

Here are a few Zelda Themed Patterns- We will  add more as we find and make them.

#1 – The Triforce – pixel inspiration from Brik 

#2 Link’s Shield – pixel inspiration from pixel art by Brik 

#3 Link to the Past Link- in retrospect, I would replace the top black bead from the right side of the shield with a peach one, as it looks like his eyes are drooping.  – pixel inspired by Deviant Art

#4 – Chicken from Link to the Past – pixel inspired by Kandi

#5 – Link’s Heart Meter – inspired by doityourfreakingself

I then also took this a step further.   My daughter and I used this to make a pair of heart earrings out of Mini Perler Beads.   She tweaked the pattern a little to make it smaller- however they still came out really neat.  Once the pattern was done, we poked a hole in the top, attached a small split ring and an earring hook and ironed.  One side I ironed so the colors would blend but the other side I left pixelated to have the best of both worlds.  My daughter loves them.

After the hearts, we decided to make Triforce Earrings!  Using a modified pattern, we used the same process as above with the hearts.  The results are below…

#6- Rupees

Zelda Rupees- Perler Hama Patterns

Original Design by – CalysDesign.  These were fun additions to our Zelda Collection.  Used red, pink,, white, light and dark purple, blue and dark blue, green and light green, yellow and pastel yellow with black trim.

Yellow and Green Zelda Rupee Perler Hama Bead Pattern

#7 Link’s Lamp

Link's Lamp- Legend of Zelda Perler Hama Bead Pattern

This pattern is designed after the pixelated image of Link’s Lamp.  My son used white and red Perler beads to create it.   I think if we had to do this one again, we would maybe add another color (black?) around the inside due to the lamp feeling very fragile once ironed.

#8 Zelda Treasure Chest

Legend of Zelda Treasure Chest Perler Hama Bead Pattern

Original Design by Danny Yama.  Chest made from cheddar, red, rust, white and black beads.  If you would like a tray of presorted beads, Amazon has a great one here.    Or if you like sorting,  a 22,000 set here.

#9 Navi

Original design by molloy-11.  Made with dark blue, light blue, blue, white, and gray Perler beads.

#10 Breath of the Wild Monster Cake

My son’s friend made this from looking at the game. Made with light purple, purple, rust, gray, yellow, white and light yellow Perler beads.

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Legend of Zelda Perler Patterns

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Posted in Girl Scout Crafts

Scout Candy Cane

Last week, we were looking for another easy Christmas craft that our older Girl Scouts could do and came across this in Hobby Lobby. I love easy, fun crafts that the girls can do in a meeting or less and this was no exception.  

Candy Cane

 

You could very easily buy all the parts to this or possibly may have them on hand.  However, if you’re like me and looking for something to add at last minute, Hobby Lobby sells a box with all of the pieces included for 24 candy canes.  With Christmas sales at 50% off, I bought the entire set for $4.00.  If you don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you, I found a similar set with different colors (makes 16) on Amazon located here.  

 

Materials Needed

  • 27 Red beads – the beads slide together and remind me of dog bones
  • 27 white beads – same as red
  • 1 piece of wire
  • wire pliers
  • 1 piece of ornament string for hanging – any string will do

Instructions

  1. Take a piece of wire (about 8 inches) and use the needle nose wire pliers to form a loop at the bottom so your beads don’t fall off.
  2. Give each girl 27 white beads and 27 red.  Have them alternate them in a pattern.
  3. After the beads are attached, use the pliers to curl the opposite end.
  4. The girls can shape the their wire into a candy cane shape, add a string for hanger and Voila! – an ornament ready for hanging.

For our Brownies, I cut the wire and curled the end so they only had to put the beads on in the correct pattern.  Once they had strung the beads, we then assisted them in curling the other end.   

For our Juniors & Cadettes, we let them cut their own wire and do all of the work.  We just assisted if needed.

The result – a super cute candy cane that they could hang on their tree that night.  Even our older 8th grade girls, liked this and several asked if they could do more small crafts.   

The whole craft took about 15-20 minutes for everyone to finish.