Bead Colors Needed:
- Creme - 1213 (2 bags)
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Clear adhesive gems
- Ribbon: 2 yards
- Craft glue
Download the pdf of the Snowflake Ornaments Project Pattern. You will use the large star, small star, and small hexagon 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 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. Depending on the size of the project, additional heating time may be required. To maintain the lacy look of the snowflakes, DO NOT OVER-IRON the beads as it will make the centers of the beads close.
ASSEMBLY: Embellish the snowflakes with clear adhesive gems as desired. Remember to do both sides!
Garland: Along a yard length of ribbon, tie an overhand knot approximately every 5 inches. Glue a small ornament to each knot. Notch the ribbon ends as shown.
Ornaments: Take an 8 inch length of ribbon and fold in half. Knot the ends together in an overhand knot with short tails. Glue the knot to the ornament.