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.
<p>I have beaded and ironed the Packman portion of this project and I notice you don't have instructions on how to attach the cork to the bottom. What is the best way? Will hot glue melt the beads more? </p>
I actually does.
<p>works . you have a problem in the cherries :)</p>
Neat project! Why not make the edges into corresponding fingers/openings so more than one can snap together?!
Love it! I love how you even took the border into consideration and made it just like the game!

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