Bead Colors Needed:
- Orange - 349
- Brown - 45
- Yellow - 10
- Dark Blue - 8
- Blue Glitter - 8
- Pastel Lavender - 84
- Purple - 110
- Grey - 2
- Clear - 56
- White - 645
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Chenille stems: tan, yellow, dark blue, green
- Florist's oasis
- Flower pot
Download the PDF for the Colors of Spring Project Pattern. You will use the large square, and large and small hexagon pegboards for your project. 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. Also please note in the pattern sheet that some pieces need to be shaped while the beads are still warm. Then, 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: Tiger Lily: Working from back to front, insert five 3 inch lengths of tan chenille through the center area of the tiger lily to create stamens. Thread on 3 brown beads per piece, then bend over the very tip of each stamen. Take a length of green chenille stem and bend it in half and twist it around itself to create a sturdy flower stem. On the back of the tiger lily, secure the stem to the flower by bending the tan pieces of chenille over it.
Iris: Cut a short length of yellow chenille, and attach it to the iris through the holes of the beads as shown to look like the fuzzy anther of the flower. Create a flower stem the same way you did for the tiger lily.
Dragonfly: With blue chenille, insert it half way up through the upper end of the body of the dragonfly, then go back down at the lower end. Create the dragonfly's tail by extending the chenille straight out and thread on blue glitter beads from the glitter bead mix. Bend the end of the chenille at the tip of the tail. Take the other end of the chenille and twist it around itself to create a sturdy stick to insert into your bouquet.
White lily: Layer the three lily pieces and connect with several yellow chenille pieces that become the stamens. Twist the other ends into a sturdy stem. Repeat for the white lily bud.
Insert the florist's oasis into the flower pot, then insert the flowers and dragonfly into the oasis.