BEAD COLORS NEEDED (quantities listed to make the entire alphabet):
- Red - 1038
- Cranapple - 277
- Gold - 214
- Black - 310
- White - 354
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
- Large square pegboard
- Iron and ironing paper
- Ribbon or thread
- Glue gun
CREATING THE DESIGN:
Download the PDF for the Santa Suit Alphabet Project Pattern. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads as shown.
FUSING THE DESIGN: An adult should do this step.
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. 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 and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over 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.
For a garland, hot glue (adults only, please) the letters to the ribbon, then hang in place. If you want to make hangers for your letters, insert embroidery thread through a bead hole with a blunt needle and tie a knot in the ends.