Almost Thanksgiving! This week is going to be a busy one, and I was considering skipping the posts this week. But, if you are anything like me, you’ll want something to do on Friday – something that does NOT involve cooking or shopping. So I figured I’d at least share another The Force Awakens Pixel Pattern – in case you need an after-Thanksgiving-project.
The M4P team will probably take the rest of the week off, so we’ll see you guys next week. Until then…
Many Wishes of a Wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving
for You and your Loved Ones!
And now, for your post-food-coma crafting project: The (presumed) Heroine of The Force Awakens: Rey! It’s the third of our TFA patterns, #31 in our Perler bead/cross-stitch/Lego/pixel/mosaic series.
(NOTE: We spent A LOT of time making these designs, and are absolutely thrilled to see that they are becoming so popular, but we want to remind you that we should get credit when they are used. So, if you post your work using our designs anywhere online, please put a “Pattern © Anette Nam Design” and link to “Maythefourthbewithyouparty.com” somewhere close by. THANK YOU! … and as always, you may not sell any products made with these patterns.)
Needed if you make Perler Bead Coasters:
- Download and print out the pattern provided (mirror it, if you only plan on ironing on only 1 side).
- Cut out, then tape pattern to the back of the Perler Pegboard so the dots line up with the pegs.
- Add the Perler beads (tweezers are pretty handy if you don’t have a 6 yr old’s tiny fingers).
- Carefully move pegboard to ironing board, place parchment (or Perler ironing paper) on top.
- Iron until the beads start melting together (If you have never done this before, it might take some practice to get it “just right”).
- Let cool for a bit, remove from Perler Pegboard and remove paper.
- Optional: turn over, cover with parchment paper and iron on other side. (put something solid and heat-proof underneath to make ironing easier)
- If you only iron on 1 side, place it under something flat and heavy while it cools, to avoid curving.
- Cut cork about 1/4” smaller than the square, affix to the back.
- Don’t forget the Bantha Milk. Enjoy!
Usually people iron on both sides of the Perler bead design, but I prefer to only do the back. The designs look crisper and more “pixely”. With the cork on the back, I have not had any problems with the coasters falling apart, but feel free to iron yours on both sides.
Note, if you only plan on iron on only 1 side, you need to mirror the pattern.
We designed these for a set of coasters, but you can use the patterns for lots of other things.
Also, the coasters are pretty hard to clean, so try not to get anything too gunky in there.
Perler Beads – Black
Perler Beads – White
Perler Beads – Sand
Perler Beads – Butterscotch
Perler Beads – Light Brown
Perler Beads – Brown
Perler Beads – White
Perler Beads – Red
Perler Beads – Light Blue
Feel free to use these patterns for any personal use – but please do not sell items made with them. Also, feel free to link to this blog so others can download the pattern, but do not download and then re-upload in order to offer them as downloads on your own site/blog. THANKS!