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:
- Base plate
- Cork backing
- Parchment paper
*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.
Step 3: Ironing:
With the iron on medium heat, iron over the beads and parchment paper in a circular motion for 5 – 10 seconds. Allow to cool, and peel off the paper.
WARNING: Be sure you are using parchment paper and NOT wax paper!
The wax will melt off of the wax paper and stain your coasters.
Step 4: Ironing, Part 2:
Repeat the previous ironing step on the back side of the coaster.