- Melty beads
- Keychain rings
- Parchment paper
- Household iron
- Optional pliers
Do It Yourself Steps
1. Find a Pattern
Find a pattern that you like for your keychain rings. You can search the internet for some inspiration or create your own pattern.
2. Place Melty Beads onto Pegboard
Place your colored melty beads, one at a time, onto your pegboard to create your design.
3. Place Parchment Paper over Design
When you’re done, place a piece of parchment paper over your design.
4. Iron your Design
Turn your iron on to a low heat setting. Once it has heated up start gently ironing the parchment paper with your design underneath.
5. Check if Beads have Fused
Gently lift the corner of your parchment paper to see if your beads have fused together. If they haven’t, keep ironing.
6. Remove Parchment Paper and Flip Design Over
Allow your design to cool for a few minutes. Remove your parchment paper and flip your design over, removing it from the pegboard.
7. Iron the other Side of Design
Place your parchment paper on the side that has not been ironed yet. Continue ironing your design until both sides of your melty beads are fused together.
8. Leave Holes in Design
For this specific project, make sure you are not ironing your design for too long. You want your beads to retain their holes so that you can fit a keychain ring through them later on.
12. Enjoy Your Keychain
With such a spiffy keychain you’ll never lose your keys again! Unless, you don’t have keys in the first place…