Cathrineholm Inspired Perler Bead Coasters

Cathrineholm Inspired Perler Bead Coasters

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One of the best things in this whole world is vintage dishes! The old patterns are just fantastic! Of all the mid century dish ware lines, Cathrineholm’s enamel ware is definitely one of my absolute favorites! The lines and colors of the lotus dishware is to die for. I recently had an impulse buy of a huge tub of perler beads. I had bought them for my sister and I to use for a craft night when she was home for summer. Well, they never were cracked open, so I decided to play around with them and see if I could whip up some coasters. I was inspired to make my coasters with a retro design, and I couldn’t think of anything more fun than Cathrineholm’s Lotus pattern.

Here’s What You Need:

*Perler Beads

*Square Bead Form

*Perler Bead Ironing Paper

*Iron

*Pick up and scoop tool(optional)

Instructions:

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The basic way to make your perler bead coasters is as follows. Grab a bunch of beads in the colors that you are using and gather them into a bowl or lid. Follow the patterns as I have listed below. Place each bead on a peg following the pattern. Once you have your whole pattern set, you are ready to iron. Place a sheet of ironing paper on top of the beads. Iron according to the directions. Flip the coaster over. Take the pegform off from the back side. Place the ironing paper on the back and then iron the backside.

Here is the pattern for the regular coasters, it reads from top to bottom. C=color W=white

Row 1-  20C beads

Row 2- 20C

Row 3- 4C, 10W, 6C

Row4- 3C, 13W, 4C

Row 5- 3C, 15W, 2C

Row 6- 20C

Row 7- 3C, 15W, 2C

Row 8- 3C, 13W, 4C

Row 9- 4C, 10W, 6C

Row 10- 20C

Row 11- 20C

Row 12- 4C, 10W, 6C

Row 13- 3C, 13W, 4C

Row 14- 3C, 15W, 2C

Row 15- 20C

Row 16- 3C, 15W, 2C

Row 17- 3C, 13W, 4C

Row 18- 4C, 10W, 6C

Row 19- 20C

Row 20- 20C

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I think they turned out pretty fun! I found my little venture into perler bead crafting pretty therapeutic. It is a great weeknight project to make while catching up on some Netflix. One thing I would suggest is getting the bags of the solid colors. It took me forever to dig out the colors I wanted out of my big bucket of multicolored beads. I really enjoyed playing around with my perler beads! I am sure I’ll be making more things with them soon. I hope I have inspired you to try your hand at making your own perler coasters! I think you’ll love it too! I’ll be back soon with more DIY fun. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

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