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Mother’s Day Perler Beads (15+ Free Patterns!)

Kids will love these Mother’s Day perler beads, perfect for crafting and gifting to mom. Get over 15 pretty patterns that are easy to make.

mother's day perler beads

Mother’s Day. I find it hard to choose Mother’s Day gifts, what do you think? Whether it be for a mom I know, or my own mom. I don’t think I’m alone here.

And let’s not forget mothers come in all forms, shapes, and sizes . . . and can be anyone in our life. There are even dog moms!

There can be a lot of pressure around how to show appreciation for a mother but over the course of time I’ve learned something.

Moms just want to be appreciated. No matter how it’s done!

A lot of what a mother is looking for is just a little something that says I know how hard you work and thank you. It can even be a craft.

mother's day perler bead patterns

And if you’re into perler beads like we are, I’m going to give you some cute ideas that I think are appropriate for the holiday.

Perler beads are recommended for ages six and up, so this is a very fun craft to try with your elementary age kids. All children seem to love perler beads (also known as hama beads, fuse beads, or melty beads). But don’t be shy – adults love them too!

You might want to gift these projects on their own, or include them as part of a larger gift. Or turn them into something else like wall art. It’s up to you! I’m excited for you to check out these patterns.

Tips for Using Perler Beads

Before we get into the Mother’s Day perler bead ideas, 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 patterns and tutorial.

Remember that the overall goal is to melt the beads together on both sides while still leaving the holes open. Here’s how you achieve success (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. 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

Now that you’ve had a refresher on how to melt the beads, you can get the patterns! Keep on reading.

Perler Beads Mother’s Day Ideas

Make sure to check out these notes before starting. Enjoy!

  • 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.”
  • In addition to square pegboards, you’ll see hexagon pegboards. These are fun to have in your arsenal if you plan to do a lot of perler-ing.
  • 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).
  • Don’t stick to my colors necessarily. Customize with your favorite color beads. Some of these patterns are great for using up extra beads.

Small Vase of Flowers and a Tulip on a Stem

The small vase pattern uses 12 black, 28 rust, 11 fuchsia, 11 sky, 6 white, 29 kiwi lime, and 12 dark green beads. The tulip uses 68 hot coral, 99 blush, and 36 shamrock beads.

small vase and tulip perler beads

Flowers in a Vase

This pattern uses 95 black, 15 hot coral, 32 red, 5 yellow, 4 cheddar, 5 orange, 18 kiwi lime, 12 bright green, 34 dark green, and 21 shamrock beads.

flowers in a vase

Bright Florals on Stems

These patterns use 73 light blue, 41 sky, 60 plum, 24 fuschia, 6 pastel yellow, 9 cheddar, 89 bright green, and 59 kiwi green beads.

fuse bead flowers

Smiling Flower

This pattern uses 120 light blue, 60 mint, 6 black, 2 flamingo, 31 dark spruce, and 34 sage beads.

hama beads flower


This pattern uses 76 yellow, 26 cranapple, 26 gingerbread, 74 bright green, and 23 dark green beads.

sunflower perler beads

3D Flowers in a Pot

This pattern uses 40 cheddar, 123 kiwi green, 24 orange, 40 magenta, 32 fuschia, 7 white, 8 blush, 43 light green, 56 parrot green, 8 light gray, 100 plum, and 148 eggplant beads. Once both pieces are done, you’ll insert the stand to make the flowers 3D.

Cross Stitch Design

This pattern uses 22 plum, 15 cheddar, 95 salmon, 274 peach, 70 light green, 82 blush, 40 fruit punch, 21 parrot green, and 6 cranapple beads.

cross stitch flowers

Vases of Flowers

If you love flowers in vases, these patterns are going to be fun for you! The background of the design on the left is white beads.

flower melty beads

Vintage Flowers on a Plaque

This pattern uses 180 red, 307 pastel blue, 70 dark spruce, 79 cotton candy, 34 white, 29 gingerbread, and 44 yellow beads.

vintage style flowers

A Rose By Any Other Name

This pattern uses 76 dark green, 62 cherry or red, 41 white, 120 magenta, 91 cranapple, 28 eggplant or raspberry, 106 sour apple, 196 bright green, and 24 clear beads as indicated by gray.

The clear beads attach the leaves to the rose and make it less fragile. You might want to omit these depending on what you are doing with the project.

hama bead rose

Pretty Peony

This pattern uses 310 light blue, 96 pastel green, 51 bright green, 62 dark green, 60 orange creme, 53 hot coral, 67 magenta, 114 cherry, 23 prickly pear, and 28 sherbert beads.

peony perler beads

Large Rose

This pattern uses 108 kiwi lime, 69 dark green, 209 grape, 124 lagoon, 79 bright green, 109 pastel lavender, 75 robin’s egg, 106 white, 82 carribean sea, 93 light blue, and 35 dark blue beads.

large rose

Floral Teacup

I love this one because my mom had a teacup collection! This pattern uses 9 cobalt, 98 mint, 106 light gray, 301 white, 95 fern, 77 flamingo, 42 salmon, 68 light blue, 35 magenta, and 26 pink beads.

teacup with a flower perler beads

Flowers in a Watering Can

This pattern uses 143 pastel green, 80 flamingo, 71 magenta, 23 yellow, 54 pastel blue, 229 dark green, 40 cobalt, 6 cranapple, and 44 cream beads.

watering can

If you try these Mother’s Day perler bead ideas, let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these additional ideas:

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