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DIY Halloween Perler Bead Earrings

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I love decorating, pumpkin carving, Halloween movies, traditions and dressing up. I pull out my jack-o-lantern sweatshirts well before October. We start decorating the house after labor day. We’re those people. And I love making these Halloween earrings. It doesn’t hurt that they’re so easy and cheap to make!

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Aren’t they adorable?? And you can pretty much watch the video and know how make your own, that’s how easy this is! But just in case you wanted a step by step, here you go!

Supplies:

Biggie Perler Beads

Parchment Paper

Earring Studs

Vinyl scraps

Your favorite cutting machine. I use a Cricut.

First, grab your biggie beads. I had never used these before. My kids only use the regular sized ones. (Did you know they have mini ones too? They must be for bigger kids/adults because my kids can barely handle the regular size without spilling them absolutely everywhere. Who am I kidding? They still spill them everywhere.)

Next heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit . Lay some parchment paper down on a cookie sheet to make it easy to remove the beads when they’re melted. Give them enough space to melt without merging together. You want your beads as round as possible. You’ll likely have some that melt into something closer to an oval, but it just adds character, right?! You could also try some regular sized beads. They will be a lot smaller, but I think they’re so cute plain and they’re the perfect size for little girls. You could even throw some pony beads on there!

Bake the perlers for 45 minutes. While they’re baking grab your vinyl and use your favorite cutting machine to cut some cute vinyl faces. I got my Jack-O-Lantern faces from Craft Houses SVG. Head over to Hello SVG for the Nightmare Ghoul Smiling (Jack Skellington) and the Frankenstein Face. And for the witch hat I created my own in Design Space. I’ll try to get a file to share with you ASAP.

Once the beads are done, let the cool for a few minutes. Remember, they’re plastic so if you move them while they’re still warm they will start to mold into different shapes. If you want to intentionally mold them into another shape go for it! You could try to make hearts, squares, footballs. Whatever comes to mind! You may have to stick those ones back in for a few minutes to get more of a natural shape instead of a hand molded shape.

Next you can apply your designs onto your beads. I started with transfer tape, because that’s what I do for all of my other projects. Ultimately I just found that it was so much easier to just put the pieces on individually. There are so few pieces that it wasn’t too hard to get them in the right spot. I was worried that the designs would come off the plastic easily, but so far they haven’t.

The last thing you’ll need to do is glue on your studs. I used these studs from Amazon. I’ve been really happy with them. I tend to have fairly sensitive ears and these haven’t bothered them at all. To glue them on I used E-6000. I use this for a ton of projects. Basically anything that doesn’t involve wood. (I stick to my wood glue for that.) So far they’ve held on great!

And that’s it! See, wasn’t that simple?! I hope you loved this project. I can’t wait to make some for Christmas!

Don’t forget to check out some of these other projects!

Disney Inspired No-Carve Pumpkins

I love Halloween and I love Disney. In fact, I’m not sure which one I love more! And nothing says Halloween and Fall more than pumpkins on the porch. So why not combine two of the best things to create something totally amazing?? I’m thinking this year we might even make a Family Night of it and have a Disney pumpkin painting competition, complete with awards! Here are some fun Disney inspired pumpkin ideas for the Disney fanatic(s) in your house!

1 | Mickey Stenciled Pumpkin

I love the classic Mickey Mouse head. And the white pumpkin with black stencils gives this pumpkin such a classy look! Check out their tutorial over at Pretty Providence!

2 | Adorable Forky Pumpkin

If Toy Story 4 is your jam, you definitely want to check out this adorable Forky pumpkin over at The Farm Girl Gabs. And since you’ll already be there, check out her site. She has tons of other Disney themed pumpkins.

3 | Winnie the Pooh

We love Winnie the Pooh at our house. I can’t even tell you how many times I have seen the Winnie the Pooh movies. And the ride at Disneyland is definitely a favorite among our girls. I have a feeling something like this may be among the challengers in our Disney Pumpkin Challenge this year. Go check out the tutorial at Pumpkinlicious.

4 | Pixar’s UP House

I love how they incorporated other mediums over at A Pumpkin and a Princess when they made this super cute “Up” house!

5 | Mickey Mummy

I have to be honest. This is one of my favorite mickey pumpkins! I think this will be my submission for our pumpkin challenge! Check it out at As the Bunny Hops.

6 | Toy Story 4 Woody and Bo Peep

Here is another adorable Toy Story pumpkin creation from As the Bunny Hops. Wouldn’t it be so fun to do a Toy Story Theme?! Ooh, and how cute would it be if your costume theme was Toy Story 4 too??

7 | Monsters Inc. Mike and Sully

Aren’t these Monsters Inc. pumpkins just adorable?? While not actually a tutorial on how to make them, they still make for some great inspiration! Check it out here.

8 | Incredible Belle Inspired Pumpkin

Can you believe this Belle inspired pumpkin? It’s incredible! They outdid themselves over at A Princess and a Pumpkin with this one. Talk about pumpkin goals!

9 | Live Action Cinderella Inspired Pumkin

Here’s another pumpkin perfect for the princess in your family! I love the classic Cinderella, but I could watch the live action Cinderella over and over again. Check out this beautiful pumpkin at My Sister’s Suitcase.

10 | Captain Marvel Pumpkin

As the Bunny Hops has another fantastic pumpkin here with a Captain Marvel inspired creation! Check it out!

11 | Cutest Mickey

Here’s another adorable Mickey Mouse. And I love that you could easily turn this into the cutest Minnie Mouse as well! And for those who don’t love intense art project, this one may be right up your alley! Check out the tutorial at over at Instructables

12 | Snow White Inspired Poison Apple

Isn’t this poisoned apple pumpkin to “die” for? Get it? Cue eye roll from my kids. But seriously I love this reference to a Disney classic. Check it out here.

13 | Hand Painted Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas

I couldn’t finish up a Disney Halloween post without including a Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin. Isn’t this Sally inspired pumpkin amazing?? Check it out!

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