DIY Word Bead Bracelet

 

diy perler bead bracelets (1)

Word bead bracelets are so trendy right now. The best part about them is anyone can make them, and you can customize them with whatever words you want for whoever you want. The ideas are endless; mama, friend, good vibes, hope, fearless, star, stay strong, bestie, rad, happy, etc. Make them all, and stack them! Kids will love to make them for their friends. In fact, Jessica’s daughter can’t get enough of the colorful, inspirational bracelets, and spend hours crafting them for friends.

We made them with perler beads that we melted. You can buy beads, or melt them like we did for flatter beads. Instructions below.

diy word bead bracelet

If you don’t want to make them, there are affordable options for gifts you can buy like this and this.

Materials:

Directions:

melted perler beads for diy word bead bracelets

Step 1: Shrink, or flatten, the beads in the oven. Cook them on parchment paper on 400 for 2-3 minutes. Every bead need to be upright when you put them in the oven, and then they will flatten like tiny round donuts. Keep an eye on them. You want them flat, but not so flat the hole is melted.

diy word bead bracelet - melted perler beads

Step 2: Once they are cool, you can begin to create. Tie a knot at the end of the string, and tape that end to a table. Slide the beads onto the string. When it’s complete, tie a double or triple knot. Cut the excess string. Add a dab of super glue on the knot and wait for it to dry (hold the beads separated from the knot with you hands while it dries). With pliers, tighten a gold crimp bead around the triple knot and glue (so it’s hidden).

diy perler bead bracelet

diy word bead bracelet

diy word bead bracelet

 

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8. Norwex Cleaning  Supplies – I know, its ridiculous that we have a cleaning product in here, and believe me, none of us enjoy cleaning, but its a fact of life and its so important to use non-toxic cleaning supplies for our health, our children’s health and our environment. Plus, these products make it so easy!
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