Bead Colors Needed:
- Red - 65
- Toothpaste - 54
- White - 15
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Ribbon: 1/4 inch
- Cardstock: white
- Quick-drying adhesive
- Rubber stamp greeting - optional
Download the PDF for the Ornament Cards Project Pattern. You will use the small square and small hexagon pegboards to create your projects. 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. 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 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.
ASSEMBLY: For each card, cut a 4 x 8 inch piece of white cardstock and fold in half to make a top-folding card.
For the giftbox card, stamp or write a greeting toward the bottom of the card. Glue the two parts of your Perler gift box to the card.
For the ornament card, insert the two ends of the ribbon through the two top holes of the ornament from back to front. Pull the ends to the front, leaving a 3 inch high hanger. Wrap the ends once around the hanger and tie in a bow. Angle cut the ends.
Make a 1/4 inch hole in the card front about 1 inch down from the top center. Insert the ornament hanger through the hole and pull all the way to the inside of the card. Secure with a piece of tape. Your card now includes the gift of an ornament that can be hung on the tree!