Add some fun Perler Bead Sushi Magnets to your fridge or command center with these patterns and simple tutorial. What are you waiting for?
Okay, so I promised myself I’d be meal planning and eating healthier this year for… reasons and this week, I honestly feel like a failure because I’ve had takeout nearly every day for the last two weeks. I know that failure is really a reason to do better and what not, I just feel like I dropped like.. a million balls. Anyone else feel that way? So, my schedule leaves a lot to be desired in terms of planning, and I could use the age old excuse of not having enough time, but lets be honest here, I have as many hours in the day as Dolly Parton and look at everything she gets done!
What I’m realizing is that I have to MAKE the time. Not just fit it in wherever. The same goes for crafting. It’s my happy place. Its where I get to paint and listen to books and make fun things that bring joy to my heart. I haven’t been making the time lately and my mental health has not been the best because of it.
These perler bead sushi magnets are the product of an unexpected day off and a plan to just MAKE. I’m pretty stoked on them, if only because they are super cute and I got to use my chop sticks as a photo prop. Its the little things.
Perler Bead Sushi Magnets
Cost: $10 or less
Time: 1 hour
Suggested listening: Vanessa Carlton – Call Your Girlfriend
Perler beads in black, white, red, green, brown, pink and yellow
Large square Perler peg board
Small round magnets
Iron paper or parchment paper
Hot glue gun
These are pretty straight forward. You can fit all four patterns on one large square pegboard so it makes the process a lot quicker.
Once you’ve got all of your beads placed, place a piece of iron or parchment paper over the beads and iron evenly using consistent pressure for about 15 seconds for each piece. Allow them to completely cool before removing. Flip them over and do the same for the other sides.
Adhere the magnets using hot glue. My magnets were self adhesive but they didn’t stick for very long so I used 2 per sushi with some hot glue. This way they can handle the weight AND stay on for a while.
Enjoy! These were super great for a quiet afternoon when I just needed to create something AND they’re making a fun housewarming gift for a dear friend!
Don’t forget to PIN this to your crafts board for later!