decoration, DIY

Ironing beads DIY love confession.

February 13, 2015

Beginning of December I found a long lost love again: iron-on beads. Did you use to make stuff with these when you were little as well?! I remember me and my sisters having a phase when we asked our mother to iron some of our artwork three times a day. Today it would be more like pixel art but back then we tried to be the most creative we could be with the limitations we had.

When I was back home for the winter holidays I created some more. My brother (he’s 17!) and I challenged ourselves to make the weirdest things out of the funniest templates. He made a snowman turning a girl shaped template upside down. And I made boobs. Boobs out of a heart shape turned upside down. There are things you can only make as an adult. Being grown-up FTW!

I ironed those as well besides everybody in my family complaining that it’s silly. Cheers to being silly!

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But I’m not going to show you my boobs (hihi). Instead I created a more family-friendly version for Valentine’s Day: a love confession in iron-on beads.

All you need is:
– ironing beads
– 3 wooden sticks
– wire
– square shapes, a iron and baking paper

Create the initials and a heart on the square shapes in every color you like. NOTE: The lettersΒ have to be mirrored as you’ll use the other side. Preheat the iron and put the baking paper on top of the beads.

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Iron carefully (if the iron is really hot, they will melt quite fast!). Let them cool.

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Now take the wooden sticks and attach them with the wire. I tried to glue them on but surprisingly the glue didn’t stick to the beads. I even tried superglue. Only glued my fingers – at least it told me that the glue works theoretically.

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Now the ironing beads DIY love confession is done.

beading-pearls-initials-heart-done

You can stick it into a cake (or cupcakes) to serve to your special one.

love-themed-ironing-beads-cake-toppers

I actually wanted to use this cake as a prop but as it had been eaten before I could use it to take proper pictures, I had to make another cake. Boohooo. I know. I’m feeling sorry for myself as well… πŸ˜‰

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I also like the idea of sticking them into a bouquet of flowers.

ironing-beads-love-tulip-bouquet

I had this beautiful tulip bouquet at home and this is meΒ going out giving it to you as a present. Just pretend your name starts with a C and if it really does – you’re the one. I’m sure.

ironing-beads-flower-bouquet

What are you giving away tomorrow for Valentine’s Day?

Now. Carry on!

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