Bead Colors Needed for the Checkerboard Cozy:
- Black - 745
- White - 576
Bead Colors Needed for the Striped Cozy:
- Butterscotch - 745
- Dark Blue - 576
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Quick-drying adhesive
Download the PDF for the Can Cozies Project Pattern. You will use the large circle pegboard for your projects. 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. 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: Using the solid circle as the base, align and glue the first ring to the base. Repeat for the remaining rings.
To create the checkerboard pattern, align the black and white colors for the first 4 rows, then rotate them for the next 4 rows so that black aligns with white. Repeat every 4 rows.