Additional Materials:Iron, Pen, Cross Stitch Pattern of Your Choice
About this Project
Don’t worry, bead happy! Use perler beads to make a cross stitch look-a-like project. These colorful masterpieces are perfect conversation pieces in any room in your home or make for a cute gift.
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1Decide which cross stitch pattern you would like to use. Print out template of create your own.
2Place hoop on top of Perler bead peg board to determine how far out your Perler beads need to go. Keep placing hoop on top of beads to make sure you are filling out enough of the board. You will want the beads to go beyond the hoop.
3Place Perler beads onto peg board to mirror the cross stitch pattern. Each "x" on the pattern equals one Perler bead.
4Heat iron to medium setting. Cover Perler beads with ironing paper and iron for approximately 20 seconds until Perler beads begin to melt. Let beads cool. Flip Perler beads over and repeat this step.
5Once the Perler beads are cool, place hoop on top of the back of the beads. Trace the inside of the hoop with a pen.
6Trim off excess beads and place finished beads into embroidery hoop.