Perler Bead Creations

Lately I’ve been struck with nostalgia and have been playing around with Perler beads. Remember those things? The little plastic beads that you arrange on a pegboard and fuse together with an iron? I ended up going a little overboard this weekend and spent more time making children’s crafts than a grown man is willing to admit. However, it’s a blast so I’m not ashamed of my geekiness.

Here’s a sampling of the things I made. I was particularly proud of the Instagram icon.


I decided to make pixelated versions of famous paintings, so here we have Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.


3 Responses to “Perler Bead Creations”

  1. Jessica says:

    Ahh I have a whole container of Perler beads from IKEA (they were selling them last spring) sitting by my desk and keep wanting to do something fun like this with them! Awesome idea!

  2. This is fabulous! Extra fabulous since I was ironing some just last weekend!

  3. sera says:

    that is so cool! my mom bought us a pack of perler beads from michaels yestreday and we went crazy! know i know what else to add to the mountain of perler bead creations!

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