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Heart Perler Beads (35+ Free Patterns!)

Get over 35 patterns for heart perler beads, perfect for Valentine’s Day or just every day! These patterns are fun and easy for kids or adults.

heart perler bead patterns

Who remembers the first time they ever made a heart? By folding paper in half and cutting with a pair of scissors? Because I do.

I’m sure it was when I made my first heart for Valentine’s Day. But all I remember is being “wowed” by the fact that you could create a shape by folding paper in half and cutting it.

Basically, I was amazed by symmetry. Geometry? Whatever. I thought it was cool.

The thing is, hearts are awesome for another reason – not just because they’re symmetrical. And it’s not because they represent love, or are used in Valentine’s Day crafts.

It’s because they are so simple.

So simple, so recognizable, and the perfect “gateway shape” for any sort of creative endeavor. When you’re looking for something basic that is not a circle – the heart comes in really handy.

When you combine a simple shape with a simple craft – perler beading – you get a really cool combination. Heart perler beads!

hama bead hearts

I’ve put together a collection of over 35 heart perler bead patterns of all sizes. If your child (or you) are just getting started with perler beads (or crafts in general) there are some tiny designs.

Then there are progressively larger hearts, with rainbows, florals, and other beautiful prints. There’s a pattern for everyone here!

If you’ve never tried perler beads, they’re so fun and relaxing.

They are recommended for ages six and up, so this is a very fun craft to try with your elementary age kids. If you’re ready to use perler beads (also known as hama beads, fuse beads, or melty beads), you’re going to love this collection of patterns.

Tips for Using Perler Beads

Before we get into the patterns, I want to review a few basics of using hama beads to make sure you get the best results. If you don’t want the tips, scroll down to the bottom to get the heart 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 rainbow 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.

Ironing paper laid over the beads

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. Use small circles and keep the iron moving the whole time.

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 the 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.

Peeling back the paper to check if the beads are melted

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.

Ironing the other side of a fuse 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!

Peeling the ironing paper off the finished project

Are you ready for the patterns? Get them below!

Heart Perler Bead Patterns

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 heart 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).
  • Use any bead colors you like. Mine are just suggestions. I’m always inclined to use what I have on hand!

Mini Pink Hearts

These tinies use 227 fruit punch and 79 pink beads.

hama bead hearts

Smiling Kawaii Heart

This pattern uses 211 red, 21 black, and 2 white beads.

kawaii heart perler beads

Colorful Hearts

These patterns are made using the small heart shaped pegboards, which hold 121 beads each. These are great for using up extra beads!

four small heart patterns

Sweetness and Love

The gray beads in the pattern on the left below are meant to be clear.

Heart shaped perler beads

Melting Rainbow Heart

This pretty pattern uses 13 magenta, 12 cheddar, 14 green, 16 turquoise, 14 yellow, 6 purple, and 76 black beads.

melting rainbow heart perler beads

Heart with Wings

This pattern uses 81 black, 74 white, and 43 red beads.

heart with wings perler beads

Ombre Hearts

Each design is done on a large heart pegboard and uses nine colors.

heart perler beads

Leopard and Tetris Shaped Hearts

The leopard heart uses 61 honey, 30 black, and 13 brown. The Tetris heart uses 32 aqua, 12 teal, 24 light green, 12 white, 12 hot coral, and 12 salmon beads.

leopard print heart and floral heart perler beads

Small Flag Heart and Large Intertwined Heart

The pattern on the left is done on a small heart pegboard. On the right is a red, white, and blue intertwined heart. The gray are either clear beads or just leave them empty. These are part of our 4th of July perler beads.

4th of july heart perler patterns

Red, Pink, and Brown Hearts

These patterns use 193 red, 87 pink, 44 white, and 54 brown beads.

valentine fuse beads

Heart with Pet Paws

This pattern uses 121 pink and 74 black beads. If you love pets, check out our dog and cat patterns too!

heart with paw prints perler beads

Basic Rainbow Stripes

This pattern uses 64 dark gray, 22 cherry, 36 red, 7 tangerine, 62 orange, 6 cheddar, 63 yellow, 6 bright green, 55 kiwi lime, 6 dark blue, 45 cobalt, 6 grape, 27 purple, 7 plum, and 9 fuchsia beads.

rainbow heart hama beads

Rainbow TV Screen

This pattern uses 64 dark gray, 6 sherbert, 6 cherry, 15 light gray, 45 yellow, 6 turquoise, 6 twilight plum, 45 red, 15 dark blue, 28 white, 50 sky, 50 fuchsia, 28 cobalt, 6 bright green, and 51 kiwi lime beads.

retro TV heart

Horizontal Stripes

This pattern uses 64 dark gray, 182 parrot green, and 175 white beads.

striped heart perler beads

Union Jack

This pattern uses 64 black (or midnight), 34 cobalt, 16 cherry, 94 white, 88 light blue, 119 red, and 6 light gray beads.

union jack heart perler beads

Glowing Moon

This pattern uses 64 dark gray, 123 gray, and 234 glow in the dark beads.

moon heart perler beads

Blue Chevron

This pattern uses 64 midnight, 177 turquoise, and 180 sky beads.

chevron heart hama beads

Pizza Slice

This pattern uses 87 butterscotch, 33 red, 238 yellow, and 35 cranapple beads.

pizza heart perler beads

Floral Checkerboard

This pattern uses 166 teal, 150 mint, 220 turquoise, 230 sky, 45 kiwi lime, 42 flamingo, 27 dark green, 5 pastel yellow, 32 pastel lavender, and 39 cheddar beads.

floral heart

Cascading Hearts

This pattern uses 304 salmon, 429 dark blue, and 224 peach beads.

hearts within hearts

Love Word Heart

This pattern uses 115 white, 132 cheddar, 111 light blue, 208 fruit punch, and 83 plum beads.

love word heart

Floral Heart

This pretty flower uses a large hexagon board! Each small flower takes 7 beads, and there are 28 flowers for a total of 196 beads of different colors.

floral heart perler beads

It’s a Small World Heart

The next few patterns are made on large heart pegboards. Each large heart holds 560 beads.

it's a small world heart

Large Floral Heart

flower heart perler beads

Pastel Rainbow Heart

peace heart perler beads

Stars and Stripes on a Large Heart Pegboard

stars and stripes heart

Valentine’s Day Wreath

This pattern uses 66 white, 113 red, 50 shamrock, and 24 pink beads.

valentine's day hama beads

Wonder Woman Heart

This pattern uses 199 dark blue, 93 white, 104 red, and 102 gold beads (or butterscotch as a substitution).

Wonder Woman heart perler bead pattern

Heart Frame with Stand

This frame uses 138 white, 74 salmon, 38 hot coral, 36 blush, and 165 turquoise beads. The pink background is just for contrast – you won’t fill in the center of the heart. Once the pieces are done, the two stand pieces insert at both bottom sides of the frame. Tape the picture to the back!

perler bead frame for Valentine's Day

Heart Flower with a Stand

This pattern uses 134 black, 12 white, 86 magenta, 20 fruit punch, 109 shamrock, 21 kiwi green, 8 plum, and 2 honey beads. Once you assemble both pieces, you can insert the heart flower directly into the stand (no glue required).

heart flower with a stand perler beads

If you’ve enjoyed these heart perler beads, let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other posts:

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