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Christmas Tree Perler Beads (20+ Free Patterns!)

You’re going to love these 20+ Christmas tree perler beads, perfect for holiday crafting with kids! Get a variety of cute hama bead patterns for the holidays.

Fun and easy Christmas tree perler beads

Recently I shared with you some Santa perler beads, and guess what? I’m back with more. More perler beads for the holidays, that is.

Because the truth is, I absolutely love them. My nieces and I are obsessed, and it’s one of our favorite kids Christmas crafts.

And now I’ve got more bead patterns for you: this time it’s Christmas tree perler beads! Kids are going to love making these for the holidays.

No matter what kind of tree you’re looking for or age of child you have, you’re going to find something on this list. I start off with the smaller patterns and you can scroll down further to get the more advanced ones.

There are Christmas trees with lights, stands, vintage colors, and more. If you want to make a holiday tree out of beads, I know you’ll find something in the patterns below.

If you’ve never tried perler beads before, they are recommended for ages six and up. I haven’t met a kid that doesn’t love perler beads (also known as hama beads, fuse beads, or melty beads). But don’t be shy about jumping in – adults love them too!

Christmas tree hama beads

Tips for Using Perler Beads

Before we get into the patterns, I want to review a few basics of using fuse beads to make sure you get the best results. If you don’t want the tips, scroll down to the bottom to get the Christmas tree perler bead patterns.

Remember that the overall goal is to melt the beads together on both sides while still leaving the holes open. Here’s how you get the best results (with a tree as an example).

Use Ironing or Parchment Paper

Place ironing paper or parchment paper over the beads on the pegboard. Be gentle so you don’t disturb the beads underneath.


Heat your iron to the medium setting (no steam). In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. Don’t press down too hard with the iron. When ironed properly, the beads will still have an open center. Check and make sure your edges are melted. Let the design cool on the pegboard.

Ironing perler beads with a mini iron

Note: BE CAREFUL about lifting up the paper while you’re ironing! If you want to check, carefully peel back paper around the edge of your design and see if all the beads are melted.

If you lift the paper up quickly and there are a lot of unmelted beads, they will easily fall off or go flying and you may be forced to start over. Sometimes the edges need more time so when you check, just check the edges and peel paper back slowly.


Another Note: some beads melt faster than others (clear melts faster than white, for example). So some holes might be larger than others. It’s okay! That’s part of the look of the project.

Iron the Other Side

Remove the bead design from the pegboard. Flip it over to the non-melted side and repeat the fusing process.

Non melted sign of a perler bead design

Remove the Paper

Let cool completely and remove the paper again (which is reusable). Some people pull the paper off after they iron the first side, but I just wait until the end and peel off both pieces. It’s up to you!

Now if you’re ready for the Christmas tree hama beads, here are the patterns.

Christmas Tree Hama Beads

Make sure to check out these notes:

  • A few of these patterns are larger than a 29 x 29 pegboard, so you’ll either need a extra large pegboard (49 x 69 tall) or to put multiple square peg boards together to form a larger “canvas.”
  • Some of these patterns also use either small star pegboards or hexagon pegboards, which you’ll definitely want in your arsenal just generally speaking.
  • You’ll see a couple of the pattern backgrounds below aren’t white – that’s simply to give contrast so you can see where all the white beads should go. You don’t need to add the background (but you can if you want to).

Basic Tree with Lights

This simple tree uses 126 shamrock, 15 yellow, 4 pink, 5 purple, and 6 white beads.

Tall Christmas Tree

Bright Tree with Colorful Lights

This pattern uses 133 kiwi green, 6 sky, 4 red, 4 yellow, 5 purple, 4 orange, and 6 brown beads.

Medium melty bead Christmas tree

Mini Christmas Tree and Mario Mushroom Tree

These patterns use 35 black, 81 shamrock, 11 flesh, and 4 brown beads – fill the rest of the colors (including the topper) in with whatever colorful beads you have.

Mini Christmas tree and mario mushroom perler beads

Tree with Garland and Lights

This pattern uses 111 shamrock, 40 red, 8 yellow, 4 blue, 3 light blue, and 9 brown beads.

Christmas tree with a star on top fuse beads

Mini Dimensional Tree with Stand

Fit the two pieces of the tree together into the base piece, then insert the tree into the stand. This pattern uses 179 shamrock, 36 yellow, 31 pink, 22 pearl, 19 orange, and 33 brown beads.

Small Christmas tree with stand fuse beads

Christmas Tree on a Red Car

This pattern uses 79 shamrock, 9 gingerbread, 9 brown, 64 red, 22 gray, 4 yellow, 26 black, 8 dark gray, and 16 light gray beads.

Christmas tree on a car perler beads

Trees on Stars

You can small star pegboards for both of these cute little trees.

Small hexagon holiday tree perler beads

Tree in a Snowglobe

This pattern uses 124 white, 14 mint, 8 pastel yellow, 40 pastel green, 73 pink, 4 light blue, and 10 brown beads.

Snowglobe perler beads

Large Hexagon Board Christmas Tree

You’ll want to make sure the straight rows are going horizontally to make this perler bead tree.

Christmas tree on a hexagon pegboard

Vintage Pink Tree

Here’s another version of the same tree above, just with vintage inspired holiday colors.

Vintage tree Christmas hama beads

Waving Santa with His Sack

This next pattern has two parts! The first is to make the two parts on the left and attach them to the tree base on the right.

Dimensional tree hama patterns

Then you’re going to make the stand! Assemble the sides around the top. Then insert the Christmas tree.

3D Christmas tree stand melty beads

Boy and Girl Holding Hands in Front of the Christmas Tree

This pattern uses a ton of colors, most importantly 200 shamrock perler beads.

Kids standing in front of a Christmas tree

Mid Century Modern Tree

This pattern uses 24 gold, 191 bright green, 6 lavender, 11 red, 14 pink, and 14 mint beads.

Mid century christmas tree perler pattern

Christmas Tree Perler Beads with Lights

This pattern uses a large hexagon and is on a gray background. The two dark gray dots below the yellow topper are where you will place clear beads so the star is more stable.

Christmas tree with candles

Colorful Tree with Stand

Use any colors of beads to make the lights on this cute tree! The stands go on the base right around the trunk of the tree.

Dimensional Christmas tree with stand perler pattern

Dimensional Lit Tree with Packages

You’ll do this on two large hexagon boards with the straight lines going vertically. You’ll make one piece and insert it into the other.

Hexagon 3D Trees with Presents

Large Snowy Christmas Tree

This pattern uses 21 yellow, 63 white, 73 bright green, 193 light green, 37 mint, 12 red beads, 16 blue, 11 purple, 76 shamrock, 5 brown, and 14 gingerbread beads.

Snowy tree with ornaments

Snowy Tree with Hearts

This pattern uses 35 yellow, 6 gray, 178 shamrock, 84 white, 20 brown, and 12 gingerbread beads.

Snowy tree with hearts

Kawaii Christmas Tree

This pattern uses 153 black, 25 yellow, 17 orange, 306 kiwi green, 10 white, 7 red, 84 shamrock, 5 blue, 7 fuschia, and 14 brown beads.

Kawaii Christmas tree

Hanging Tree Ornament

This pattern uses 196 red, 46 cherry, 12 brown, 15 gray, 120 gingerbread, 129 cobalt, 134 white, 73 spruce, and 63 shamrock beads.

Christmas tree perler bead ornament

Children’s Christmas Drawing

You’re going to do this pattern in two parts. The first is the tree, and then you’re going to make the snowy display that goes with it.

3D Christmas tree snowy display

The three pieces on the top left below, then the two short pieces fit on the sides. The tree goes on the back, and there’s a snow-y border for the front.

3D Christmas tree snowy base

Basic Tree

This pattern uses 477 green beads (or any color that you like!). It’s perfect for adding to any Christmas display.

Basic Green Standing Tree perler

Did you enjoy these Christmas tree perler beads ? Let me know in the comments! Also check out these other posts: