Quick Cards Using Hama Beads

If you follow us over on Pinterest, you may have noticed we discovered some fun cards this week that were made from Hama Beads. Sarah and her friends used to love making things with Hama Beads when they were around 7-8 years old. I raided our stash of children’s crafting supplies and found some Hama beads, and a couple of left over motifs.

Hama Beads (or Pyssla from Ikea) are really easy to use. You create your pattern on the shape board, then cover your design with a piece of baking paper, and iron over the top until the beads start to melt and fuse together. 

We glued the finished design onto plain cardstock to make a simple but effective card. We were keen to try out a new rolling alphabet stamp that we purchased recently from Etsy seller, Glassnam. It was perfect for adding a stamped greeting.

We made a rainbow,

Pinky from Pac-Man,

and a trio of gifts.

It was fun to rediscover our Hama Beads. They add a great 3D motif to cards.

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  1. says

    Cute! We call them perler beads too and I was just getting ready to take a big box to goodwill. Maybe I’ll have to rethink that…

  2. Tiffany says

    Saw this on pinterest, had to pop in. Glad I did. My daughter (7y/o) will love this!! And I’m on my way to check out that stamper 😉

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