Perler Bead Bangles

Perler Bead Bangles

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.

Perler Bead Bangles

To make your own bangles you’ll need some beads, a circular pegboard, parchment paper, an iron, and a bangle for sizing.

Perler Bead Bangles

Pick out your colors and set them in something so they won’t roll all over the place.

Perler Bead Bangles

Use your original bracelet as a guide for the perler beads, placing your beads outside to make sure it’ll fit.

Perler Bead Bangles

Perler Bead Bangles

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.

Perler Bead Bangles

Perler Bead Bangles

I made a hexagonal bangle too, just to see how it would turn out.

Perler Bead Bangles

Flip the beads over onto the flat side of your pegboard and iron again to make your bangle stronger.

Perler Bead Bangles

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.

Perler Bead Bangles

Perler Bead Bangles

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.

Perler Bead Bangles

What color would you make your bangles?
Fallen in love with any other perler bead crafts?
I’d love to see what you’re making!

Comments

  1. joolee r says:

    seriously, SUPER cute! my daughter has just gotten into these beads, so we’ll have to try this!

    • I know! My daughter and I have been making perler bead creations (as she calls them :))for years and I have never thought to make bangles!!

  2. I agree, these are awesome and super cute! And, we have done perler beads here too, but never thought to make bracelets! Fantastic idea! :)

  3. stacy says:

    I knew I was going to love this one!!! You know how I feel about Perler beads Amy

  4. How cute is this! I picked up some of these beads from Ikea at christmas and now I have a great reason to open the tub- my twins will love these bracelets.

  5. Leah says:

    My kids are going to love this – thanks for the idea! I might make myself a pair of the earrings while I’m at it. :)

    • I think the earrings are so cute! You totally should make some for yourself… I’m going to!

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  1. [...] Last month’s perler bead project was such a hit, that I thought I’d keep the theme going with some perler bead earrings. I don’t wear earrings very often, but I’m super-excited to wear these! [...]

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