12 Crafts You Can Do With Perler Beads

Adorn your entire home in personality, one bead at a time. Get started with our best perler bead ideas.

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jennifer Ramos

Photo By: Karen Kavett

Photo By: Karen Kavett

Photo By: Karen Kavett

Photo By: Jennifer Ramos

Photo By: Karen Kavett

Photo By: Karen Kavett

Create Functional Works of Art

Perler beads are small (typically 5mm) plastic beads that are fusible with a home iron and come in a variety of colors and finishes — including glow-in-the-dark and translucent options.

And Perler beads aren't just for kids. Unleash some creativity and create beautiful designs, practical accessories and artful home decor with our best perler bead ideas.

Get the steps: DIY Citrus-Inspired Perler Bead Drink Covers + Coasters

Design Perler Bead Drink Covers / Coasters

Planning to take a pint outside? Create a circular Perler bead piece of art that doubles as both a coaster and a drink cover (with a straw hole!) to keep the bugs out.

More ideas: Try This Kids' Craft With an Adult Twist: DIY Perler Bead Drink Covers + Coasters

Dress Up Your Easter Eggs

Move over vinegar and food coloring, there's an egg-citing way to do Easter eggs. Trade your iron for some glue, and make your own Perler bead designs for Easter eggs.

More ideas: 10 Clever Ideas for Decorating Faux Easter Eggs

Patterned Perler Bead Wire Basket

Want to refresh your wire containers with a new design? Using a sharp pair of scissors, snip through one side of your Perler beads and clip them over the wire rungs on your containers.

Get the steps: 5 No-Heat Perler Bead DIYs

Perler Bead Christmas Tree Ornaments

Fully customize your own Perler bead ornament designs to capture the spirit of the holidays.

More ideas: Holiday Decor + Gift Inspiration

Design a Perler Bead Bracelet

It may require a needle and thread, but this no-sew, no-heat Perler bead project allows you to design your own bracelet with or without charms.

Get the steps: 5 No-Heat Perler Bead DIYs

Perler Bead Jar Art

These are too cute. Pick your favorite faux flowers or succulents, and then use Perler bead designs to create art in a jar with cheerful, no-effort plants.

More ideas: 5 No-Heat Perler Bead DIYs

Create Perler Bead Keychains

Design a keychain with Perler beads. Slip the key chain attachment through a hollow bead after fusing your Perler bead keychain together, and then add it to your backpack, keys or luggage.

Get the Steps: 10 Fabulously Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids

Perler Bead Monograms

Add a textured design to a zippered pouch by tracing your initial and then using embroidery thread to sew Perler beads inside the outline.

More ideas: 5 No-Heat Perler Bead DIYs

Perler Bead Wind Spinner

Add some flair to your patio, windows or favorite tree with a Perler bead wind spinner.

Get the steps: DIY Wind Spinners

Perler Bead Flower Pots

For your plants, design a no-iron Perler bead flower pot. Make a funky Perler bead pattern to complement or accent the plants.

More ideas: 5 No-Heat Perler Bead DIYs

Perler Bead Coaster Art

Create your own Perler bead coasters for any occasion, holiday or decor scheme. After fusing the beads together with your iron, glue a felt pad to the bottom to help protect your furniture from your warm or cold drinks.

Get the steps: 10 Easy Snowflake Crafts

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