Perler Beads

Perler Bead sorter
GAH!  I hate sorting Perler Beads.  In fact, I try to avoid it by buying beads in bags of 1,000 as much as humanly possible.   For me personally, I don’t even like to bead unless the beads are sorted.  It takes a gazillion times longer to pick through a […]

How To Make A Perler Bead Sorter – The Straw ...

Perler bead TARDIS
We’ve been watching all the episodes of Doctor Who lately.   For me it’s a re-watch, for Wonder Boy, it’s his first time seeing it.  He’s loving it!   As a momma, it’s so cool to watch your kids get entranced by something you love.   As with all of our fandoms, […]

Easy to make 3D Perler Bead TARDIS

Geeky Perler Bead Cards 1
I am forever looking for uses for the Perler Bead projects we make. Oh yes, we’ve made magnets and keychains, but let’s face it folks; how many keychains do you really need? Not a ton. Then it hit me. We can make Perler Bead cards! Wonder Boy isn’t a huge […]

Easy To Make Perler Bead Cards For Kids

Mixing Artkal and Perler Beads 2
I am a die hard Perler Bead fan.  Seriously folks, I love Perler Beads.   In the past, you would have never seen me buy Melty bead, hama beads or any other typing of fusion beads that aren’t Perler Brand. Why is that, you ask?   Well there are two main […]

Perler Beads Vs. Artkal Beads: Do They Mix?

Deal with it glasses 1
Wonder Boy got the idea the other day that he wanted to make a pair of “Deal With It” glasses out of Perler Beads.   My idea was that he use interlocking Perler Beads where the arms snap into the glasses, but OH NO, he wanted working hinges.    HINGES?!?! […]

How to Make Perler Bead Deal With It Glasses

Perler Bead Splatoon Squid with stand
We are super stoked for Splatoon 2 to come out next month.  Wonder Boy loved the first one so much that he’s been saving his pennies since March when we got our Switch to be able to purchase Splatoon 2 on release date.    This week he decided he wanted […]

Perler Bead Splatoon Squid With Stand

3D Perler Bead Dice
If you’re thinking about delving into the world for 3D Perler Bead projects, I’ve got a quick and easy design to get you started.  You can start by creating these 3D Perler Bead dice. Not only are they easy to make, you don’t need glue to get them to stick […]

Easy 3D Perler Bead Project: Perler Bead Dice Tutorial

How to make Perler bead patterns 3
I’m in several Perler Bead Facebook groups.   These groups are great for sharing, asking questions, and inspiration.   The one question I see time and time again is:  “Can someone make this image into a pattern for me?”   This constant need for Perler Bead patterns prompted me to share […]

Easy Perler Bead Pattern Maker Tutorial

Perler Bead Tutorial
I dedicate a lot time to making Perler Bead projects.  Recently, it’s been my number one craft. I have so much fun sharing my projects and how to make them with you, my reader. The other day someone told me that they loved one of my projects. This obviously amazing […]

Ultimate Beginner’s Perler Bead Guide

Roblox Noob Perler Beads
Wonder Boy has been playing a lot of Roblox lately.  It’s such a cool platform, I can’t blame him.   He can escape prison one minute, then turn around and build an amusement park in the next.   When he gets tired of that he can move on and become a Pokemon. […]

Easy to Make Roblox Noob 3D Perler Bead Pattern

Artkal Bead Ironing Paper
The great folks over at Artkal Beads sent me a gift package.   One of the biggest things I’ve heard about Artkal vs Perler was that they have an amazing color selection.  Oh boy, do they ever.   I was super excited to see all the different colors of Artkal Beads.  Since […]

Artkal Bead Majora’s Mask from Legend of Zelda

Super Mario Perler Bead patterns 1
With the recent release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, our house has been really into the world of Super Mario.  I don’t think a day has gone by that someone in the house hasn’t played it.   It’s so much fun! I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a great […]

10+ Easy Super Mario Perler Bead Patterns

Perler Bead Coasters 2
If you are looking for a quick and easy craft to celebrate Star Wars Day, look no further.  These Star Wars Perler Bead coasters not only look great, but they are also easy to make.  Plus, they are completely functional.  W00T! I have to admit that I didn’t have the […]

How To Make Star Wars Perler Bead Coasters

Perler Bead sensory bottle
If you’re a fan of crafting with Perler Beads you know that one of the biggest appeals of them is their ability to transform into anything.   If you want to make a lightsaber, you make a Perler Bead lightsaber.  When you want to make a Pokeball, you can transform them […]

Glow in the Dark Perler Bead Sensory Bottle

Gravity Falls Crafts
A few weeks ago I shared with you our awesome Navi in a bottle made from Perler Beads.  At the time, Wonder Boy also came up with the idea to make a 3D Perler Bead Journal 3 and suspend it in a mason jar.   I’ve again teamed up with […]

Gravity Falls Crafts: Floating Perler Bead Journal 3

Perler Bead Demon Eye
From time to time Wonder Boy and I play Terraria.   It’s a 2 dimensional sandbox game.    You get to explore the land and battle fierce creature.  You even can do some crafting and building.   If you aren’t familiar with Terraria, think Minecraft, except in 2D.    We make […]

Perler Bead Demon Eye From Terraria

Where to find Perler Patterns 4
It doesn’t matter if you are new to Perler Beads or have been doing them for years, finding Perler Bead patterns to use for your projects can sometimes be a challenge.   Sometimes you just want inspiration to create your own masterpiece, and other times you want to easily re-create […]

10 Best Places To Find Perler Bead Patterns

Mickey Mouse DIY bookmarks 7
This week I’ve joined up with the amazing group at Geek Blogs Unite to celebrate the happiest place on earth, Disney!   I love Disney!   Yes, I really REALLY do.  I watched The New Mickey Mouse Club as a kid, and I’ve spent several decades collecting everything Donald Duck.  I remember […]

DIY Mickey Mouse Perler Bead Bookmarks

perler bead Navi in a bottle
Hey! Listen!  Are you a Zelda fan who wants to have your own Navi the fairy by your side?  If so, I’ve got the perfect Perler Bead craft for you.  It’s easy, inexpensive, and fun to make.  If you really don’t want a fairy in your jar, you can put […]

Zelda Crafts: Perler Bead DIY Navi in a Bottle

8-bit Mario Star Perler Bead pattern
One of the coolest things about making old school video game sprites is the fact that many of them are so easy.  This Perler Bead Star from Super Mario is no exception.  If you are looking for other Perler Bead patterns from the Mario world, check out the links below. […]

Perler Bead Star From Super Mario

Take a look at what we got!   It’s a Perler Bead Pen!  We make a lot of Perler Bead creations in our house.  So, when we saw a Perler Bead pen for sale on Amazon I knew we’d have to have one.  I thought I’d do a quick Perler Bead […]

Perler Bead Pen Review: Is It Worth The Money?

Yoshi egg Perler Bead sprite with stand.
The other day, Wonder Boy and I were busy making sprites with Perler Beads when I decided I wanted to make a stand for my Yoshi Egg.  I’ve seen many designs where the artist added a stand, so I knew it would be easy to make a Perler Bead stand. […]

How to Make a Perler Bead Stand: Yoshi Egg

Perler Bead Goomba
I can’t help but loving the evil Goomba from the Mario series of video games.  I mean, come on, he’s a mushroom.  What’s not to love? This is a small Perler Bead pattern that doesn’t take long to make.   It only needs 4 colors: brown, gray, white and black. […]

Perler Bead Goomba from Super Mario

Perler Bead Pokeball box 2
We’ve been busy making 3D perler bead creations again.  I saw this amazing Totoro trinket box on Pinterest and instantly thought we needed one that was shaped like a Pokeball.   I knew it would be simple to make a 3D Perler Bead Pokemon box.  It was, but there were a […]

How to make a 3D Perler Bead Pokemon Box

Perler Bead Hylian Sword
I promised last time when I posted Wonder Boy’s Hylian Shield that I would find his Perler Bead Hylian Sword. Guess what?  I did!  All I had to do was ask Wonder Boy where it was and he went and got it for me. This Perler Bead Hylian Sword pattern […]

Perler Bead Hylian Sword from Legend of Zelda