BEAD COLORS NEEDED:
- Orange - 72
- Butterscotch - 79
- Cheddar - 141
- Yellow - 92
- Pastel Yellow - 27
- Kiwi Lime - 285
- Green - 104
- White - 295
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
- 2 large square pegboards
- Iron and ironing paper
- Scissors and clear tape
- Two 8" x 16" pieces of sturdy cardboard
- 12" diameter styrofoam ring
- Bulky orange yarn
- Glue gun
CREATING THE DESIGN:
Download the PDF for the Pineapple Welcome Project Pattern. Assemble 2 large square pegboards as shown on the pattern sheet to create your project, placing them on one of the large pieces of cardboard on a heat-safe surface that you can later use for fusing. Cut out and tape together the pattern sections. If you are using clear pegboards, slide the actual-size pattern underneath them. Place your beads as shown.
FUSING THE DESIGN: An adult should do this step.
For this project, we recommend our Tape Method for Fusing Large Projects (you can find it here on Perler.com under Projects & Inspiration). If you are more comfortable with our standard fusing instructions, please continue below.
Be sure you have placed one of the large cardboard pieces underneath the pegboards. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the design. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. NOTE: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly; it is possible some colors may need a little more time. Let the design cool.
Remove the paper from the bead design. Place the second large piece of cardboard on top so the design is sandwiched between the two cardboard pieces. Flip the design over and remove the pegboards to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. When the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.
Use bulky orange yarn to wrap the styrofoam ring. Glue ends securely.
Use pins to position the pineapple and welcome on the ring. The word "welcome" should arc easily to follow the circle.
Once positioned, glue the designs in place on the ring.
Tie a yarn loop to the back of the wreath for a hanger.