Bead Colors Needed:
- Bubblegum - 176
- Pink - 65
- Raspberry - 173
- Plum - 52
- Red - 119
- Butterscotch - 4
- Cheddar - 54
- Yellow - 68
- Pastel Green - 188
- Kiwi Lime - 40
- Green - 31
- Parrot Green - 17
- Dark Green - 120
- Toothpaste - 166
- Blueberry Cream - 46
- Light Blue - 34
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Felt in a matching color
- Craft glue
Download the PDF for the May Flowers Project Pattern. You will use the large hexagon pegboard 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: Cut 2 pieces of felt using the pattern included on the project sheet.
Apply glue to one long edge of a felt piece. Attach it to the side of the basket as shown. Repeat on the other side. Allow to dry.
Apply glue to the other long edge on each felt piece. Attach to the other basket piece, pushing the felt to the inside of the basket. Allow to dry.
Glue the base of the basket in place on the bottom. Allow to dry.
Insert the roses in the basket. If you are giving this for Mother’s Day, you can tuck a small gift inside along with the butterfly.