BEAD COLORS NEEDED:
- Red - 412
- Dark Green - 288
- White - 1136 - 2 packs needed
- Spearmint Stripe - 333
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
- Large square pegboard
- Ironing paper and iron
- Heavy cord or yarn
- Large jump rings
CREATING THE DESIGN:
Download the PDF for the Joy Banner Project Pattern. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads as shown.
FUSING THE DESIGN: An adult should do this step.
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. NOTE: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly Let the design cool.
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. When the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.
Determine the spacing you want for the letters. Cut lengths of heavy cord or yarn 12" longer than this space.
Tie the J and the O together working through the open slots at the right on the J panel and at the left on the O panel. Secure with a knot at each panel. Repeat for the O and Y.
Hangers: Tie longer lengths of cord or yarn at the left side of the J and at the right side of the Y.
Add the ornaments to the bottom center of the letter panels with large jump rings.