DIY Decor: Perler Beads Bowl Tutorial

Make your own works of art in the form of Perler Bead Bowls

Materials

DIY Decor: Perler Beads Bowl Tutorial

Method

DIY Decor: Perler Beads Bowl Tutorial

  1. Take the Perler Beads and drop them in the bowl. Once you have a few handfuls in there, start to push them down so they form one layer. As you push them down, the beads will begin to climb up the bowl.
  2. Add more if you want a larger bowl. Just make sure they're in one layer. Once the Perler beads are pushed down, bake them on 375. I baked them for 12-14 minutes. However, I'm not sure how consistent that would be, so I'd keep a watchful eye on the bowl.
  3. The plastic begins to melt and the beads adhere together. I thought it might smell really bad, but it wasn't bad at all. I had the small whiff of plastic as I opened the oven. Let it cool completely after it comes out of the oven and then pull the plastic, bead bowl away from the glass bowl.

DIY Decor: Perler Beads Bowl Tutorial

Now, you have your own work of art.

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