3-D Snowflake - Free Project
This pretty snowflake combines lacy patterns from two different pegboard sizes and a curving technique to add to the dimensional effect. Use this pattern as an idea starter for other snowflake designs you create with Perler beads!
Bead Colors Needed:
- White - 300
- Toothpaste - 75
- Blueberry Cream - 56
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Silver buttons (2)
Download the 3D Snowflake Project Pattern. You will use the large hexagon and small star pegboards to create your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.
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.
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. While the beads are still warm, go to the next step.
ASSEMBLY: After fusing the smaller snowflake piece and while the beads are still warm, GENTLY press the piece into a small dish to slightly curve the outer parts of the snowflake.
Assemble the large snowflake piece with the two curved pieces as shown. Use the needle and thread to sew them together at the center, working through the bead holes and adding a button on each side. Tie off with a knot.
Create a thread hanger and you’re done!