My little girl loves all things girly, and that includes wearing jewellery all.the.time. She always wants new rings, necklaces, bracelets, whatever she can get her little hands on! I had a lot of leftover perler beads from the Christmas ornaments we made this year, and I figured I could make her something cute for Valentine's day. These adorable little rings were really fun to make and Kirsten helped me throughout the whole process. She's been pretty much wearing these rings every day since we've made them! I think we have a winner.
This is how we made them:
What you'll need:
perler beads in colours of your choice - I used a variety of shades of pink
perler bead peg board
perler bead ironing paper
adjustable ring bases
hot glue gun
1. arrange your perler beads in a heart shape on your peg board. I was able to fit 2 hearts on 1 peg board to save time. Follow the pattern below.
THE NEXT 4 STEPS REQUIRE ADULT SUPERVISION!!!
2. turn iron on to medium setting and place a sheet of ironing paper over your peg board.
3. with the beads still on the board and the ironing paper on top, carefully place the hot iron over the ironing paper and beads and move your iron around in a circular motion for about 30 seconds, or until the beads have begun to fuse together.
4. remove your bead heart from the peg board, flip your heart over, place the ironing paper over the heart, and iron the other side of the heart going in a circular motion for about 30 seconds, or until the breads have begun to fuse together. Repeat this whole process for however many rings you want to make. They should be nicely fused together now:
5. heat up your hot glue gun and glue a ring base on each of your heart rings.
6. when glue is dry, the rings are ready to go! So simple!
And some pictures of my LOVEly lady with her new favourite accessory!