Saturday, July 27, 2013

Adventure Time Perler Bead Coasters

What time is it?  It's Adventure Time!!!  Do you like a human named Finn and a dog named Jake?  Me too.   (If you are not yet acquainted with the awesomeness that is Adventure Time, then you should check it out.)

If you have read my previous posts, then you've probably already noticed that I like to play with perler beads sometimes.  Well, the mood hit me again, and I wanted to make something new, so I decided to make AT characters.  I decided to make coasters this time because I have more than enough magnets now.

I found several examples of perler AT coasters on Etsy, but most of them used larger squares, so I had to do some significant modifications to fit my peg boards. 

Feel free to copy my patterns.  You should be able to click on the pics and zoom in to them. (Command + on a Mac)

--perler beads in colors matching desired characters
--peg boards
--wax paper
--iron and ironing board

Step 1:  Pick a pattern.

Step 2: Copy the pattern (or modify one) and place each bead on the correct spot of your peg board until you have completed your desired pattern.

Step 3: Turn on your iron to low or medium low.  Let iron heat up.  Place wax paper over beads.  Iron the beads.  (It's best to hold the iron on the beads without moving it for about 30-60 sec, or until the beads are sufficiently melted that they don't separate and fall off of your peg board.)  Melt beads until they are well stuck together.

Step 4: Let the beads cool a little bit.  Remove the design from the board.  Continue to let design cool.  You may want to place something that is somewhat heavy on your design while it is cooling (after it is removed from the peg board), so that is will not curl.

Step 5: (Optional) Iron the other side for additional strength. 

These unfinished patterns should be pretty easy for you to duplicate.


Peppermint Butler



 Lumpy Space Princess (aka LSP)
LSP is the only coaster I made that is a direct copy.  Click here for that Etsy store and the seller's other AT character coasters.

These coasters were super fun and easy to make.  Here are some more pics of the finished coasters:

For more Perler bead fun, check out my other posts:

--8-bit Mario Magnets
--8-bit Wario Magnet
--Angry Bird Magnets


  1. The coasters look cute and fun! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

  2. My boys would love these! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  3. Haha! How adorable! I used to love making these!

  4. How cute! I loved these when I was little. None of them turned out as cute as these, though!