Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DIY | Perler Bead Trinket Bowl

I wear stud earrings pretty much every single day. By the time I start getting ready to head to bed I am usually pretty tired.  I take out my earrings (not really paying much attention to what I am doing) and place them on the top of my dresser. When the following day comes, I swear I can NEVER find my earrings! It's like some earring monster comes out when I am in bed and moves them or knocks them off of my dresser (this clearly has nothing to do with me). I figured the best way to keep track of my earrings was to place them in a small bowl that would help deter them from rolling off my dresser and hopefully keep the earring monster away. :)

This is not just any old trinket bowl. This trinket bowl is made using Perler Beads

I remember using little pegboards to create shapes and using an iron to melt the beads. I love the grown-up look the Perler beads have for this project. Mix and match your beads and let your imagination run wild! You can also store loose crafting items like brads and buttons. These bowls are the perfect size and addition to your crafting space!

Are you in need of your very trinket bowl? If so, head on over to Blitsy to check out all of the Perler Beads we have on sale!

Have you or your children ever used Perler Beads before?


Here's what you'll need:
- Perler Zebra Beads
- Small Oven Safe Dish
- Cooking Spray
- Cookie Sheet

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spray a light layer of cooking spray on the inside of our bowl (this will help prevent your beads from sticking).

Step 2: Pour beads into the bottom of your bowl a little less than halfway up. 

Step 3: Push down on the beads in the bottom of your bowl. The beads will begin to move up the side (it's like magic!). Keep pushing on your beads until you have a single layer of beads lining your bowl. 

Step 4: Turn any beads on the bottom of your bowl so they are sideways (you don't want the opening of your beads facing up).

Step 3: Place your bowl on a cookie sheet and back for 15 minutes (make sure all of the beads are melted before you take your bowl out). Let your bowl cool and give it a quick rinse to remove the cooking spray from the outside. That's it! You could create so many other beautiful shaped containers using Perler Beads.

5 comments

  1. Is this safe? Will it leave a toxic residue from vapors in the oven where you cook your food?

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  2. Very cute idea. I will have to give this one a try.

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  3. Great idea for kids and snowy days

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  4. Good question about TOXICITY... Maybe this can be trusted???
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/perler-beads-safe-for-children-and-adults-58828992.html

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    1. Thanks for providing this link! It looks like Perler Beads are made from non-toxic plastic and dyes. Phew!
      Meghan

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