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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASSEMBLY: For the natural tree, turn the feet at right angles to the tree and slide onto them onto the tree’s lower edge.
For the decorated tree, first connect the five base pieces as shown here.
Push the two side segments into the center slots of the tree.
Gently insert the tree into the base as shown.