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Switch Plate Covers


Make fun switch plate covers for your room out of Perler Beads! Choose from these three designs, or use the patterns and choose your favorite colors to match your room.
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Step 1

Bead Colors Needed for the Blue Plaid:

  • Glow in the Dark Green - 92
  • Prickly Pear - 24
  • Parrot Green - 162
  • Dark Blue - 132

Bead Colors Needed for the Purple with Hearts:

  • Bubblegum - 120
  • Pink - 60
  • Pastel Lavender - 140
  • Purple - 216

Bead Colors Needed for the Orange Zigzag:

  • Glow in the Dark Orange - 80
  • Cheddar - 107
  • Butterscotch - 42
  • Orange - 94
  • Yellow - 60
  • Green - 38

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

  • Double-stick tape

Step 2

Download the PDF for the Switch Plate Covers Project Pattern. You will use the large square pegboard to create your projects. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.

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. 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: Apply your Perler Switch Plate Covers with double-stick tape only over existing switch plates, not directly against the electrical switch.

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