Perler Beads Snowflakes for Christmas

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These perler beads snowflakes are quick to make and a beautiful addition to any DIY Christmas decorations around the house. Hang them on the tree, from a lamp (as seen in the video below) or blue-tag them to the wall or door.

Everyone can join in to make perler beads snowflakes

There is no set design for these, which is part of their beauty in my eyes as they will all be different -just like real snowflakes. You can experiment and add the beads anywhere you’d like. That is especially great news for smaller kids who don’t like to follow a set pattern or a template. Just make sure the snowflakes are symmetrical and have 6 points. I recommend starting with the 6 main lines and just add any design from that point. You can also see some of our shapes on the picture below and later in this article.

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Use star shaped, round or hexagonal peg boards for this activity

Where to buy the perler beads for these snowflakes?

If you are new to beads, I recommend getting the mixed box of beads from Ikea. It contains around 5-6000 beads, and you will have lots to keep the kids happy for a long time. Ikea also sells the peg boards for around 300rs for 4. They can be reused again and again. Both the beads and the peg boards are available on Amazon.in too. You can also find white perler beads but they can sometimes be very expensive in India so search a little before you buy.

Use the round peg board, the hexagon or the star for these snowflakes as shown on the picture above. You can also find the peg boards on amazon.in and they can be used again and again so it’s a great investment.

No white beads? Not a problem!

If you don’t want to keep searching for the white beads, you can also make them in mixed colours and paint them afterwards. I have done that too a few times. They require 2 coats of paint if you are using acrylic paint or a quick spray with paint from a can. You can also make silver snowflakes this way. They are really beautiful too.

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Here are some of our different snowflakes.

Other supplies needed for this fun Christmas activity

Apart from the actual perler beads, the pegboards and an iron, you need baking paper too. I always use the Oddy baking paper. It’s thicker than other brands and works beautifully for beads as well as baking. I usually keep the piece I used for beads aside so I can reuse it again next time.

You can sprinkle some white or silver glitter on the snowflakes to make them extra sparkly and beautiful. They also double up as a beautiful homemade Christmas present.

Love beads? Check out my other Christmas bead designs like these beautiful 3D presents with removable lids or these Perler Beads Christmas Baubles. My kids absolutely LOVE them.

Ingredients

Directions

Step 1
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Make your perler beads snow flake designs on your peg boards. You can make them anyhow as long as you make them symmetrical. Use the round, hexagonal or star shaped peg boards.

Step 2
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Cover the beads with parchment/baking paper and iron them on medium heat on both sides.

Step 3
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And your snowflakes are ready. Hang them with a ribbon from the lamp or stick them to the door or wall using blue tag. Beautiful and versatile Christmas decorations that can be gifted too. Hope you enjoyed this simple DIY post. Merry Christmas

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