Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DIY Perler Beads Fruit bowl

I love experimenting with Perler beads and coming up with new ideas. As fruit prints are in trend right now, I thought I will show you how to make 3D fruit bowls out of Perler beads. You can use these bowls for organizing your school/ office supplies in your drawer. Or use them on your desk to add a pop of color and to store knickknacks.

Materials Required:
Perler beads in your color choice.
Circle Pegboard
Parchment paper

Step 1: Create a base for the bowl as shown below. I decided to make a full circle bowl and a half circle bowl. For full circle bowl , I made watermelon pattern and for half circle bowl, I made grapefruit pattern.

Step 2: Fuse the base using parchment paper and Iron.Follow the instructions on the package for fusing the beads. I covered the pattern with parchment paper and used iron in a circular motion for 30 to 45 seconds until the beads fuse together. Once it cools down, remove from the pegboard and repeat the steps for another side.

Step 3: Now that the base is ready, it's time to make the sides of the bowl. For this, use beads and form the outline part alone in the pegboard. I used alternate colors of light and dark green beads for the outer layer of watermelon bowl and light orange beads for grapefruit bowl.

Fuse them as discussed in step 2. Repeat this step to make five outline circles. 

Step 4: Use any strong glue and glue the layers one by one to form the fruit bowl. I used five layers of outline circles for each bowl . Allow it to dry. Your fruit bowls are now ready to use. 

How simple is this project? If you are not into the fruit trend, you can make any pattern or designs of your choice to suit the decor of your room. Make sure you use clear E6000 glue to glue the pieces together. I used white E6000 glue and it kind of shows it some areas. Avoid using hot glue for this, as it creates a bulge in between the outline areas. 

Hope you like this idea of making bowls. Share what you think in the comments below. As always I would love to hear from you. If you know any of your friends who love Perler beads crafts, share with them using social media icons. :) 

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  1. cute craft diy! I'm all about watermelon crafts too ;) Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Pinned & sharing

  2. Your Watermelon perler beads craft is so cute. I haven't ever tried making something with perler beads that was 3D. Very cool! #HomeMattersParty

  3. Those are adorable! I never realized that you could use the beads like this - I love it! :) Great co-hosting with you at the #HomeMattersParty

  4. I so want to make these! *Searching the kid's room for where perler beads got stashed* So creative!

  5. What a fun DIY! Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week! You will be featured at tomorrow's party!
    XO! Vanessa

  6. This is truly cute. I believe my daughter would have a field day making this.

  7. I just love your creative projects! This is so fun! #HomeMattersParty

  8. Wow, you've done some really creative and fun things with perler beads! Love it. #HomeMattersParty

    Life With Lorelai

  9. I have never tried to do anything with perler beads but your crafts make it look so fun and easy. #HomeMattersParty

  10. So cute, my kids would enjoy this! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  11. Hi, that watermelon box was, really into it. It was easy and cool to make.

  12. Really feeling the vibe of achievement after I did this