Hey everyone!

This instructable will show you how to make a set of beverage coasters featuring your favorite retro video games using Perler Beads.

In this guide, I have included the pattern for a set of 6 Pac Man themed coasters, and you can view my other instructables for patterns featuring Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda…


…the pixel-like nature of Perler Beads makes it incredibly easy to turn just about any classic video game character or item into a pattern!

…SOOOO…if you love the coasters, but goombas, ghosts, or triforces just aren’t your thing, skip to step 6 for instructions on how to create your own patterns from YOUR favorite games!

Step 1: Supplies Needed:

- Perler Beads*

- Base plate

- Cork backing

- Parchment paper

- Iron

*Perler Beads are available just about anywhere, from your local craft supply store to your local Walmart, but they come in a plethora of sets, so be sure to choose a one with a variety of colors that best suits your theme.
This is a very good tutorial. I plan on using it for a White Elephant gift exchange my geeky friends plan on doing in December. I have a question though, I know that the patterns of Link, his sword, a dungeon key, the compass, and a potion, but what's the fourth one?
Great instructable! I love the coasters! How durable are they? I never did have good luck making these beads stay together when I was a kid.
I have a kit of these beads I bought a long time ago and never got to opening. This might give me to inspiration to do so.
Love it. Man I love all things zelda. These would brighten my day.
Well, it appears I must leave my apartment and go get some perler beads. <br /><br />Genius! :D
Again, awesome!

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