Melted Bead Bowls DIY

Club ChicaCircle is all about being inspired and getting crafty! Once I saw this cool pict on Pinterest, I couldn’t resist trying it myself with my tween. Here is the original DIY from a fellow crafty soul, Joan Bagger Andersen on her Dutch site Wooz.

And below is our American DIY version. They were so simple to make, and we were having so much fun that one of our resident crafty tweens, Maggie, wanted to show you personally how you can make them yourself! You can check out another DIY video from one of our tweens here, in Miranda’s Kitchen.

You can make multi-color bead bowls, or make your own color design using only a few colored bead choices.


Start with meltable beads, like Perler Beads®, a little cooking spray, and a small oven-safe bowl.

Spray the bowl with a little cooking spray. Then, select the color palette of beads you want and place them in bowl. Press them down in the bowl until there is only one layer of beads. The beads will automatically climb up the sides of the bowl along the edges. Fill bowl with enough beads until desired height.

Here is BEFORE:
Put on cooking tray and place into a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.

And this is AFTER:

And this what happens when you leave your bowls in for 20 minutes – the beads get even meltier – although they are harder to get out of the bowl too.

Pop the bowls out and let cool. Display and use as desired! = )

Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  11 comments for “Melted Bead Bowls DIY

  1. thepricklypinecone
    October 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks for such a fab idea! I have a question though, does the melting plastic not stink up your oven and kitchen?

    • October 2, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks for the comment. Actually it didn’t stink up the kitchen. I would only keep the bowls in the oven for 10 minutes. The pink bowl I made in which I left in the oven for 20 minutes, was a mistake because I forgot to set the timer. Then I could smell a little of the plastic. We were melting crayons today for an upcoming craft, and that did have a distinct smell to it. = )

  2. thepricklypinecone
    October 3, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Great, thanks so much for the quick reply. I am going to attempt for us to make some today.

    • October 3, 2011 at 6:56 am

      Great! Would love to see a picture of your bead bowl creations!

  3. Katielynn
    June 9, 2012 at 11:44 am

    tis is sooooo kool i made it 4 my mum and she luved it!!!

    • June 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      What a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Griffin
    September 2, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Thanks! I am going to try. Yours turned out fabulous 🙂

  5. Natalie
    May 8, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I think I will make this for my mum for mothers day 🙂 she’s planning my sixteenth birthday party the weekend of, and i think she will be surprised 🙂

  6. May 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    love it! Great advice. Glad you guys had fun making them!

  7. Kim
    August 17, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Love the idea!!!
    But it is not a Dutch site. It’s from Danmark.
    I’m Dutch but I can not read it! Hahaha!

    Groetjes! (Dutch for greetings)

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