I know, I know. Yet another Harry Potter craft! But in my defense, I realized that I have so many Harry Potter things (books, collectibles, crafts) that I want to put them all in one place. And that led me to thinking that it’d be cool if I could spruce up a bookshelf for this plan. The perler beads are only step one in this process, but more on that in another post (probably).
I’m not going to take credit for any of these perler bead designs. I found all of them on pinterest, and in such quantities that I honestly don’t know who the original creator is for any of them, so I don’t know how to credit them. But they are pretty, aren’t they?
I’m a fan of the masking tape method for ironing perler beads. What I did, once a design was complete, was tape up the whole thing. After pressing the tape firmly down on the perler bead design, I then gently lifted it up. Then I simply ironed the non-taped side of the design. This let me have the front facing side of the perler bead untouched (still looking like perler beads), which is my preference (I know everybody feels differently about that). Plus, I only have two decent sized perler trays to work with, so the tape method allowed me to prep several more pieces for ironing than I would have otherwise been able to work with.