3D Christmas Trees

It’s easy to create these dimensional trees with Perler Beads! There’s the natural-looking evergreen in different shades of green, and the decorated tree with a shining star on top. Everything you need for your Christmas and winter scenes!

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Step 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Magenta - 3
  • Red - 108
  • Cheddar - 7
  • Hot Coral - 65
  • Yellow - 23
  • Prickly Pear - 40
  • Pastel Green - 60
  • Kiwi Lime - 103
  • Light Green - 50
  • Dark Green - 1061 - 2 bags
  • Pastel Blue - 9
  • Purple - 7
  • Light Brown - 50
  • Brown - 24
  • White - 104

See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here.

Step 2

Download the PDF for the 3D Christmas Trees Project Pattern. You will use the large square pegboard for your projects. If you’re using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place all the beads for the design.

Step 3

Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.

Step 4

Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat step two. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.

Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.

Step 5
Step 5

ASSEMBLY: For the natural tree, turn the feet at right angles to the tree and slide onto them onto the tree’s lower edge.

Step 6
Step 6

For the decorated tree, first connect the five base pieces as shown here.

Step 7
Step 7

Push the two side segments into the center slots of the tree.

Step 8
Step 8

Gently insert the tree into the base as shown.

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