I’m sure many of you remember playing with perler beads as a kid (at least I know I do). I’ve fallen in love with them again after seeing so many awesome ideas floating around online lately. So I got inspired and picked up some supplies to make these fun perler bead bangles–I even made a Vine video at the craft store.
To make your own bangles you’ll need some beads, a circular pegboard, parchment paper, an iron, and a bangle for sizing.
Pick out your colors and set them in something so they won’t roll all over the place.
Use your original bracelet as a guide for the perler beads, placing your beads outside to make sure it’ll fit.
Set your iron to medium and no steam, then place the parchment paper and iron over the beads until you can see them melting together.
I made a hexagonal bangle too, just to see how it would turn out.
Flip the beads over onto the flat side of your pegboard and iron again to make your bangle stronger.
And there you have it–perler bead bangles! You could make just about any shape you want, and having shaped pegboards on hand makes it easy.
My four-year-old loved modeling the bracelets for me. These make a great accesory for big and little girls alike, and they’d be a perfect DIY gift.