How to Make a Perler Bead Spider Web Pattern



See how you can make a Perler bead spider web pattern using fused beads. The finished craft is perfect for hanging up as Halloween decor and also to use as unique toppers for Halloween cupcakes too.

Kids and adults can have a ton of fun with Halloween crafting by making some fun, spooky spider webs from fused beads such as Perler and Hama. This how to page has step by step images to show how you can easily make this creepy cobweb pattern.

Once the spider web is complete, you can hang them up as fun decor for the home. They make ideal window or Halloween tree ornaments with an addition of a loop of string or ribbon. Spook any guests coming to trick or treat with these hanging in the front porch.

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How to Make a Perler Bead Spider Web Pattern: Ideal Halloween Craft


How to Make a Perler Bead Spider Web Pattern: Ideal Halloween Craft Kids Crafting Hama Fused Bead Patterns Design Instructions Spiders Cobweb Spiderweb

Perler bead spider webs are best made from one solid color. I've made loads of these webs and the best ones, if you want them for Halloween, are made from solid colors such as black, bright pumpkin orange and monster green.


For a different look, you could also make these cobweb designs out of clear beads which would give a more realistic effect. Examine the pictures below along with the text to be sure of the instructions.

Hexagonal, 6 Sided Fused Bead Boards are Best for Spiderwebs


Spider webs or cobwebs (which are abandoned webs that spiders no longer use) are best made from hexagonal peg boards. This is because the web shape is much easier to make using a hexagonal Perler bead board and they look better too.

I use the small hexagon peg boards. You can also get large peg boards and apply the exact same method with those too so you make even bigger designs.

Step 1: Building the Structure of the Web


Building the Structure of the Web Spiderweb Cobweb pattern perler beads

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Whether you use a large or a small hexagonal peg board, you will find it so much easier if you place it in front of you with one of the pointed corners in the middle. This is very important and I suggest you do position the board as it is shown in the image of Step 1.

Start by making a complete straight line of your choice of fused beads (Perler, Hama or other) from the most bottom point in the corner, right the way up to the top. This makes a straight, vertical line right through the middle of the pegboard.


Next, add in 2 diagonal lines in a cross shape. Start from the top right corner and make a line of beads down to the bottom left corner.

Then start from the top left corner and make a straight line down to the bottom right corner. Your pattern should then look like the image shown here in step 1.

Step 2: Adding the First Circle of Beads


Adding the First Circle of Beads spiderweb perler beads pattern

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Weave in the 'Threads' with the Beads

Now the structure of the spiderweb pattern is in place, you will see a basic star pattern with 6 long branches. This branch design forms the basic building block upon which you can weave in your web threads with the Perler beads.

I like to make two almost circular patterns over the top to fill in the web design but you could make more of a spiral design or something a bit different. If you're using a large hexagon pegboard then you do have more room to be creative with it all.

Starting from the 4th row up from the bottom of a small board, work your chosen color of fused beads all around in a circular design as shown. With a larger board, you will choose where to place the circular sections.

Step 3: Adding the Final Piece to the Cobweb


Spiders web spiderweb spider craft kids perler hama beads pattern Halloween

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Add a Second 'Circle' of Beads to Complete Your Design

Starting from the 2nd row up on a small pegboard, add in the beads all around the design in a circular motion. That means you stick to that row all the way around the pattern. You can see from my image that this completes the spiderweb design.

These spider webs can be a little difficult to iron since they consist of lots of areas with just 1 bead. You need to be sure that the beads are properly fused together when an adult irons them.

To make this easier, you can fill in all the empty pegs with some clear or transparent beads which will not detract from your design (especially with a strong color like black) and will make it easier to iron.

Another Idea for Your Fused Bead Spider Webs


Halloween spiderweb cupcake toppers chocolate

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What About Halloween Themed Cupcake Toppers?

The cupcake image here shows one of my chocolate spiderweb toppers that I have used to decorate my cupcakes for the Halloween season. Making these chocolate toppers can be fiddly and time-consuming.

You can use your completed Perler bead spiderwebs made on a small hexagon pegboard to create exactly the same effect. I tested the size against a standard cupcake and it is perfect.

Just use the wet frosting or icing on top of a cupcake to keep the completed Perler pattern in place. Of course you can easily use them for hanging ornaments too by adding a loop of string or ribbon.

Some Completed Spiderweb Perler Designs in Halloween Colors


Completed Spiderweb Perler Bead Designs in Halloween Colors Green Black Orange Spiders Craft Spider Webs Cobwebs

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Kids and adults who love spiders can enjoy this craft at any time of the year. Making a web from clear or light color glitter Perler beads would look really nice. It can be hung up as a window ornament where any glitter bits would catch the light.

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