Oh, perler beads. We loved making all kinds of perler bead craft projects when we were younger. In fact, shhh, don’t tell anyone but we still love making them! They’re quick and easy to make and so incredibly versatile.
When we first started making crafts from them, they were mostly fridge magnets. But people have gotten way more creative in using these beads and now there are all kinds of projects to make – keychains, headphone cases, coasters, kaleidoscopes, crowns, and so much more. We have rounded up some of our favorites for you here.
Perler Bead Craft Projects
The classic fridge magnets. These are fun to make and give as gifts! Simple designs mean this project is good for beginners and experts alike.
Turn those fun perler bead designs into necklaces. We used to make these at camp using a different symbol for each cabin.
We’re picturing this flamingo attached to a wooden skewer and stuck in a flower pot. Cute, right?
Sloths are the cutest. This one made from perler beads would make a fun Christmas ornament or window decoration.
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More simple perler bead designs for beginners – again these would be great for the fridge magnets, ornaments, or maybe even a fun charm to hang from your backpack or purse?
This might just be our favorite project on the list. Who would have thought you could make an adorable headphone case out of perler beads?
Coasters! Why didn’t we think of this before? Perler beads are perfect for making coasters. Functional and fun.
Love, love, love this tray made from Perler beads. It’s a little bit more advanced than some of the other projects but get a few of those under your belt and you’ll be all set for this one. Makes a great gift!
We know those of you with campers will love this one! The colors and style are so perfectly retro!
Harry Potter fans take note of these fun designs!
Or maybe you’re more of a Disney princess fan? (Hey we say make them both!)
And for the Minecraft fans, these 3D characters are a must-make.
We never would have imagined that you could make bracelets from these beads. You have got to check out this tutorial and see how they do it.
Getting ready for a Disney trip – or just dreaming of one? These Mickey and Minnie earrings are perfect.
Another take on the keychain, these cacti are so cute! And you won’t get pricked when you touch these.
More ideas for you Disney fans – we think these would be fun as a gift for a teacher, student, or even those who love adorning their planners or bullet journals.
This. Is. Amazing. What a fun way to use those Perler beads! Make a crown and attach it to a headband. Every little girl will want one.
We love this unique idea and we think the kids will too. Perler beads are used here to add the changing colors of the kaleidoscope.
Make one for yourself and one for your BFF. It’s the perfect gift! Include your favorite photo of the two of you.
The possibilities are endless here. Show your personality with a Perler bead cell phone case.
Perler beads have come a long way and we’re here for it. Grab a bucket of beads and start crafting!