Your Favorite Childhood Craft Is Back — And We’re Making Coasters With It
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Your Favorite Childhood Craft Is Back — And We’re Making Coasters With It

Remember Perler beads? Those colorful plastic cylinders you placed on a pegboard and ironed to create amazing little pieces of art? Well, we are bringing them back kids-toy-turned-adult-DIY-style, so let your inner 12-year-old get excited! Today, in partnership with IZZE®, we are teaching you how to make grapefruit Perler bead coasters — the perfect place to set down your IZZE® Sparkling Grapefruit ;)

We can’t get enough IZZE® these days. From IZZE® Sparkling Cherry Lime to IZZE® Sparkling Clementine, these sparkling beverages are made with delightful ingredients and stay true to the fruit flavor. What more could you want on a warm summer night?

Gather your girlfriends, pick up some IZZE® and the largest container of Perler beads you can find, and let’s get making!

Materials and Tools:

— Perler beads

— pegboard

— parchment paper

— iron

Instructions:

1. Arrange the Perler beads on the pegboard in the shape of a grapefruit slice.

2. Place a piece of parchment paper on top.

3. Set the iron to low heat and no steam, then press it on top of your beads moving in slow circles for about three minutes, or until the beads have melted.

4. Remove the parchment paper and the pegboard. Flip the coaster over, place parchment on top and underneath the coaster, then iron again to fuse the other side.

Follow our design or create your own version of a grapefruit slice. If you’re struggling to hold onto the beads, use a set of tweezers for easy placing.

Be sure to set your iron on low and no steam. (You don’t want your work area to become a wet mess from the iron.) Keep moving the iron around in circles over your design until the beads are welded together.

Once the beads have merged, remove the pegboard, flip the coaster over and fuse the other side.

We LOVE how it turned out!

These coasters are the perfect way to bring something bright to the table. Get creative with your color combos and designs. The sky’s the limit!

What other designs will you create on your coasters? Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using hashtag #iamcreative and #FriendsdayNight.

This post is a collaboration with IZZE.

Author: Roxy Taghavian

Production and Styling: Alonna Morrison

Photography: Cody Towner

Videography: Michael Sullivan