Perler Bead Drink Covers

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On nice summer nights, when it isn’t too warm, we have been enjoying our family dinner outside. It has been so nice, that is except when you go to take a drink and then notice a bug floating in it. Ugh, disgusting. So I broke out the Perler beads, and now am enjoying bug free lemonade!

Here’s what you’ll need:


Grab you Perler Beads and start designing. I like to start at the center and work my way out. You want to be sure to leave a hole in the center for your straw. Leaving the center peg, and the next row, works best.

Continue to work your design, and don’t be afraid to make changes as you go along.

I built my designs to be 8 rows (counting out from the center), making the cover about 3 1/4 inch wide across. This size works well for most of my glasses.

When you design is done. Grab the ironing paper and your iron (set to medium heat with no steam). Place the ironing paper over your design and carefully a circular motion, begin to iron. The beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds to fuse, and you can kind of see the change through the paper. Let cool. Then remove the paper, flip the design over (off the pegboard) and do the other side. Let cool, remove the ironing paper, and enjoy!

This craft would be fun for the whole family, just be sure an adult does the ironing.

Need inspiration? Here are some of my designs.



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