My Cray Cray Vacay Journal


Designed By Lennis Rodriguez

Planning a road-trip vacation? This cool journal of your cray cray adventure is something you can start before you go. Then, collect stuff to jam into it along the way like free brochures, ticket stubs, maps, etc, and add your own photos, car games, doodles, and captions.

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Step 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Pink - 9
  • Red - 163
  • Cranapple - 62
  • Rust - 27
  • Orange - 8
  • Cheddar - 40
  • Yellow - 23
  • Pastel Yellow - 4
  • Prickly Pear - 10
  • Green - 58
  • Parrot Green - 85
  • Toothpaste - 30
  • Turquoise - 38
  • Light Blue - 75
  • Dark Blue - 35
  • Blueberry Cream - 24
  • Pastel Lavender - 7
  • Plum - 16
  • Purple - 8
  • Sand - 84
  • Tan - 8
  • Light Brown - 64
  • Clear - 35
  • Grey - 148
  • Dark Grey - 23
  • Black - 48
  • White - 24

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

  • Journal approx. 8 x 10 inches
  • Vacation memorabilia
  • Patterned paper or map
  • Quick-drying adhesive

Step 2

Download the PDF for My Cray Cray Vacay Journal Project Pattern. You will use 2 large square pegboards for your project. If you are using clear pegboards, slide the actual-size patterns underneath them. Place your beads on the pegboards as shown.

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

ASSEMBLY: Decorate the cover with a map or patterned paper. Print your book title, then glue it and the Perler car in place and add photo faces of your family if desired. Cram your book full of photos, brochure pix, ticket stubs, and more, along with your journaling of your Cray Cray Vacay!

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