Ghastly Graveyard

Make a creepy graveyard scene with Perler beads! Self-standing pieces make it easy and fun. Add a little Spanish moss for effect, and you have one spooky cemetery!
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Step 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Orange - 24
  • Yellow - 96
  • Grey - 673
  • Dark Grey - 252
  • Black - 928
  • White - 69

See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:

  • Spanish moss - optional

Step 2

Download the PDF for the Ghastly Graveyard Project Pattern. You will use the large square and small circle pegboards for your project. For the tree, assemble TWO large square pegboards as shown. Cut out the individual halves of the chart and tape them together so that you can see the whole design at once. If you’re using clear pegboards, slide the actual-size pattern underneath them. Now place all the beads for your project.

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 the fusing. 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

ASSEMBLY: Assemble your tombstones by inserting the bottom of the upright stone into its base. For the tall tombstone, layer the smaller base piece on top of the larger one, then insert the upright stone into both.

Step 6
Step 6

Tree Assembly: After you have completed the two large tree sections, turn them at right angles to each other, align the slots, and slide them together as shown.

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