We had Faith's birthday party yesterday (and yes, her birthday was actually at the end of September, but I haven't had a free weekend till now). We had gotten the stuff to do a Perler Bead Houseparty so decided to combine that with her birthday.
In the process of decorating, I had to make cupcake picks to match the beads and realized, these have bento potential!
They are so simple to make--regular toothpicks along with a few of the beads. We opted for flower shapes, but I'm pretty sure you could design anything small you'd like to iron into place!
We laid out the design first, then added a toothpick into it, before we ironed. I ironed both sides and while the design was still hot, I pushed the toothpick deeper into the flower center (the hot beads were malleable enough to force it through multiple beads).
I let them cool and added them to cupcakes for the kids. We had 8 little girls, all 8 years old and up, so accidentally eating beads is not a concern of mine anymore.
Wouldn't these be so cute in a bento? I need to try it this week. I know a lot of people ask about where to get some of the cute picks other than online. This might be a fun idea to try. We also made our own with Faith's Nasa bento, these picks are toothpicks, cardstock & stickers. Kind of cute and easily disposable.
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