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Container for perler bead coasters or can be a trinket box.
Being me, I think outside the box and go beyond what most people make with things like this. I didn't want to make coasters with these beads at this time, so I came up with this. It's good to store your coasters in though, among other things.
Because this turned out kinda crappy, I didn't make a lid as planned this time around. So I will be making another one with a lid later on. Enjoy.

Posted by Creativemind from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States • Published See Creativemind's 116 projects »
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  • How to make a pegboard bead box. Perler Bead Container - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is the layout for my flower pattern on a round 8 1/2 cm pegboard. This is the bottom part of the container and is considered to be the first row.

  • How to make a pegboard bead box. Perler Bead Container - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now for those of you who are familiar with this craft know how to melt the beads. Others of course would use the instructions that come with your beads.

  • How to make a pegboard bead box. Perler Bead Container - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start the second and sixth rows (make two) in this pattern of colors. The green is for the background, but you can use a different color for your flowers.
    Melt the beads per instructions, and be careful that these melt together correctly, because it's only a single line of beads, they tend to fall apart more easily than a full pegboard of beads.

  • How to make a pegboard bead box. Perler Bead Container - Step 4
    Step 4

    And also be careful not to melt them too much or flat or it will come out like this. This is an example of a mess up. My first time doing single row, first time making a container for that matter. So this is a trial and error thing for me as it is gestimation work as well, meaning that I'm making this up as I go.

  • How to make a pegboard bead box. Perler Bead Container - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use glue to layer them together. You can glue them as you make the rows, or make them all first them glue toghether. I used my E6000 glue. Remember, super glue does not work well with plastic because it will make a white film on it if you put too much.

  • How to make a pegboard bead box. Perler Bead Container - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make two of this pattern for the third and fifth rows. Melt and glue.

  • How to make a pegboard bead box. Perler Bead Container - Step 7
    Step 7

    This is your progress, making sure that you lay out the rows in a brick pattern.
    Rows 2 through 6 have random shades of green.

  • How to make a pegboard bead box. Perler Bead Container - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pattern for the fourth row, which you need only one. Melt and glue.

  • How to make a pegboard bead box. Perler Bead Container - Step 9
    Step 9

    It should look something like this with fourth row glued on.

  • How to make a pegboard bead box. Perler Bead Container - Step 10
    Step 10

    Add fifth row.

  • How to make a pegboard bead box. Perler Bead Container - Step 11
    Step 11

    Add the sixth row. This is the last row of all green. This would have been part of the lid that I was going to make for this project, but since it didn't turn out so well, at least not to me it didn't, this will be the last row. Melt and glue, and you're done!

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Natalie V.
Natalie V.
this is so smart & cute!
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
Sounds like an creative idea DancinJules.
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DancinJules
DancinJules · Pocatello, Idaho, US · 5 projects
Very cool! I wonder about the possibility of making squares and then lacing them together into a box? hmmm...this project has creative gears turning in my head!
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
BADASS!
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janine g.
janine g. · North Lauderdale, Florida, US · 5 projects
I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT...
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
Yeah I thought about the bracelet idea when I messed up a row, now that I have left over, but it's too small to fit over my wrist.
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Courtney Couture
Courtney Couture · Keller, Texas, US · 20 projects
so awesome. i want some beads now!!
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gwenstella
gwenstella · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 41 projects
minus the bottom and u get a bangle! i think it will be a snazzy bangle. Happy
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Twizzy
Twizzy · Brighton, Michigan, US · 18 projects
that's frikin awesome. i wish i had some of the beads to make this. I love it!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
This is so awesome, thanks for the how-to!
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