DIY :: Perler Bead Valentines

Perler Bead Valentines DIY | Camille Styles

Anyone else experience major nostalgia when they see Perler Beads? I think it was sometime between 3rd and 4th grade that I became too cool to craft with the little plastic tubes, but lately I haven’t been able to stop. I’ve been dying to think up an excuse to bring a pack of Perler Beads into the office, but it wasn’t until I started thinking in terms of Valentine’s Day that I had my aha! moment, and this punchy project was conceived. Since then, they’ve become something of an addiction around these parts — carefully placing plastic beads onto tiny pegs has become our new form of meditation (try it, you’ll see!) Keep reading to see how we made & packaged these irresistible little guys to send to our Valentines this year…

Perler Bead Valentines DIY | Camille Styles



  1. Arrange beads on pegboard in desired design. For a 2.75-inch envelope, we created squares that were 12 pegs across.
  2. Carefully lay parchment paper over beads.
  3. Set heated iron on parchment paper and hold for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Once melted plastic is cooled, remove square from pegboard and stuff into small glassine envelope. Use piece of washi tape to secure shut.

Perler Bead Valentines DIY | Camille Styles

Perler Bead Valentines DIY | Camille Styles

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26 Responses to “DIY :: Perler Bead Valentines”

  1. ash

    oh chanel-just stop it. now i have to make MORE valentines! xoxo

  2. Camille Styles

    I hadn’t played around with Perler Beads in YEARS, and once Chanel busted them out at the office, I couldn’t stop!! They are so fun, colorful, and actually do make some of the cutest Valentines ever. Absolutely love this concept Chanel!!

  3. Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls

    This is brilliant! And yes, it makes me nostalgic too, because I used to be very taken with them when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. This is the perfect throwback! Now I just need to hunt them down to give this DIY a try!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  4. Chanel Dror

    So glad you all love… I was extra-obsessed with this project! Perler Beads 2013!!

  5. danamcdowell

    Love love love. I think this project is what those were made for!

  6. kate

    so colorful! love it!


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