Bead Colors Needed:
- Yellow - 361
- Periwinkle Blue - 372
- Black - 309
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
Download the PDF for the DAD Photo Frame Project Pattern. You will use 2 large square pegboards and a T-shirt pegboard for your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place the beads for the project.
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: Trim your photos to fit the openings and tape in place. Insert the tabs on the letters and the t-shirt into the openings in the base.