Bead Colors Needed:
- Orange - 2018 - 3 bags
- Black - 371
- White - 38
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Self-adhesive gems: 2 each of red, yellow, and green
- Thin string or beading thread
- Large blunt needle
Download the PDF for the Trick or Treat Door Pouch Project Pattern. You will use the small square and small circle 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. 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.
BEAD WEAVING: Instructions for Tubular Even Peyote Stitch: Thread 76 black beads onto a length of string to create the first two rows. This is represented in purple in our simplified diagram here. Make a simple overhand tie before beginning the next row.
Following the thread path shown in red, start the third row by threading on the next bead following the pattern (white). Go back through bead 2, thread on the next bead, go back through bead 4, etc.
To finish the pouch, lay it flat on your work surface. You should see that the beads of the bottom row appear to interlock. All you need to do is weave the thread in and out of this last row in a zigzag fashion and end with a secure knot.
ASSEMBLY: Add the self-adhesive gems for the bats' and spider's eyes in the positions noted by the red dots on the patterns. Insert 8 inch lengths of thread into the tops of the bats and spider and tie them onto the pouch so they dangle.
Lastly, create a hanger by threading 10-15 black beads onto a length of string and secure it to the top row on the back of the pouch.