Projects > Perler beads > Chair
project where you can make a small three-dimensional
chair out of Perler beads (or Hama beads). Five pieces
snap together with a little coaxing; no glue is required.
Be sure to fuse the beads together as lightly as possible, but still enough that they all fuse securely to their neighbors. If you flatten the beads too much, it will be difficult to snap the edges together and there will be gaps that detract from the appearance of the finished project.
You will need:
If you're not familiar with how to fuse Perler beads, please read these instructions on the manufacturer's site.
completed chair can be used to display action figures or
figurines which are approximately 4 inches (10cm) tall.
It is possible to modify this design to make the chair taller. Increasing the height of the back simply requires adding additional rows of beads to the top of the back piece; no other design changes are needed. To add length to the legs, extend the bottoms of both legs on all pieces except the seat, making sure to follow the patterns of teeth.
It is also possible to play with the colors a bit. By using a second color for the 4x4 square on the seat (while leaving the teeth around it the original color) and using that color on the top part of the back of the chair, you can create a sort of upholstered or padded appearance.
If you enjoy working in three dimensions with Perler beads, you may also enjoy my page on how to create cubes of various sizes. The chair design is based on a modified 6x6x6 cube.
You can create and snap pieces together in other ways, too. With a lot of planning and practice, you can make anything you can imagine.
Hope you've enjoyed this project!
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