Art Adventures: Beaded Quilt Pins

This week we made beaded quilt pins! Some resembled quilts with pretty patterns and colors, while others were made to resemble real-life objects, like a house and chimney. Whatever your little one’s vision, this is sure to make for a fun, engaging activity that they can even use to pin on their shirt, backpack, etc.!


  • Fuse beads (such as Perler brand)
  • Plastic bead frame
  • Iron
  • Ironing surface
  • Parchment paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pin back


Step 1: Place beads onto a plastic frame in whatever pattern appeals. (If it is going to be jewelry, it’s best to keep it pretty small.)

Step 2: When the pattern is done, place a piece of parchment paper over the pattern and iron for about 15 seconds. You will see the beads start to melt a bit.

Step 3: Carefully flip the piece off of the tray and onto the ironing surface. Place another piece of parchment paper on top and iron again for 10 seconds.

Step 4: Let cool, and hot glue the pin to the back of the beaded quilt pattern.

Eliah Models Quilt Pin