Hey guys!! Are you looking for patriotic ideas? Today I have teamed up with Abbey from the Cards We Drew and a HUGE group of talented bloggers to bring you the ultimate list of red, white and blue inspiration! Be sure to scroll down to the end of this post for our entire portfolio of creative ideas. Today I am sharing these fun patriotic perler bead cup covers!
I love to create crafts that celebrate the season…. add in a functional use for that craft and I AM SOLD! These Patriotic Perler Bead Cup Covers would make the perfect addition to your Forth of July festivities! Make these fun flags with the kids and keep the bugs out of your drinks all summer long!
Being Canadian, we usually spend Canada Day on July 1st down on the waterfront or camping with family. We have a lot of cross border friends and family so I created two versions of our cup covers. One for our American friends and one for us Canucks.
Our kids absolutely adored this idea! They are perler bead fanatics and have been creating all kinds of cup covers – seriously you MUST follow along, we have tons of ideas in store for you all summer long!
Let’s begin by gathering our supplies…
Circular perler bead board (17 pegs in width or larger)
Red, white and blue perler beads
How to create these patriotic cup covers:
We created these designs using a peg board that was 15 pegs wide. This size was perfect for our kids plastic cups. If you want to make these for adults be sure to use a board that is at least 17 pegs wide. The cup covers in our final photos are 17 perler beads wide and work well for adult cups.
Leave a hole in the center of the cup cover for a straw to go through. Wouldn’t it be fun to create a variety of flag designs?!?
Use the parchment paper to cover the beads and melt them together using the iron. Carefully melt one side until the holes in the beads just begin to close. Then flip the project over and repeat the process on the other side.
Just like that, we have some super fun Canada Flag cup covers. Perfect for celebrating Canada Day!
And American Flag Cup Covers, perfect for celebrating Independence Day!
Our crafting essentials for perler beads:
- We love using this flat bottom dry iron (aff link) for perfect bead melting every time.
- These perler bead tweezers (aff link) are ideal for grasping and picking up beads.
- This Perler Bead Peg Board system (aff link) is our favorite because it interlocks together for larger projects.
- These stackable storage containers (aff link) make keeping our perler beads organized and tidy easy.
Be sure to check out some of our other Perler Bead Designs…