My Walt Disney World Perler Bead Sign

BBarker34

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Thought I’d share a project that I recently just finished up. One of my biggest hobbies that I have is Perler Beads and last year I decided to make the original 1971 Walt Disney World logo out of these beads. We glued the letters on a wooden board so that I could make into a sign to hang up on the wall. The sign turned exactly how I imagined. It’s a pretty big sign too. 8 ft wide to be exact! There’s a photo of me next to the sign below just to show how big it is. What I plan on doing with it is hanging it up in my room on a wall for display. I’m considering doing the Disneyland logo and the EPCOT Center logo as well in the future. Hope that y’all enjoy this project as much as I did. Hopefully the people at Walt Disney World will see this sign too!
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Photos of the sign during it’s construction:
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Scott10

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That is awesome! My wife and 2 daughters make Perler Bead Disney Characters for our Disney Tree at Christmas. They are about 1 ft. tall and varying widths depending on the character......having watched many being constructed, I can only imagine the time and patience that it took you to complete that project. Thanks for sharing!
 

JIMINYCR

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VERY NICE !!! I especially like the way the "D" logo came out. Care to share the cost of the materials and how it was assembled from the plastic sheets to the board?
 

BBarker34

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That is awesome! My wife and 2 daughters make Perler Bead Disney Characters for our Disney Tree at Christmas. They are about 1 ft. tall and varying widths depending on the character......having watched many being constructed, I can only imagine the time and patience that it took you to complete that project. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you very much! That’s neat that you have a Christmas tree with Disney Perler bead sprites. Yeah this sign took a lot of time but it was a lot of fun putting together. I would’ve gotten done sooner but work and my awful habit of procrastinating got in front of me. Haha!
 

Doodlelicious

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I am a lover of Art and an Art Education major in college. This is not only a true undertaking of a huge project, but it is also a true piece of Art you made right there. You ought to be extremely proud of you accomplishment. I mostly do drawings and some painting as well, but consider things like this true pieces of Art. Great job.
 

BBarker34

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VERY NICE !!! I especially like the way the "D" logo came out. Care to share the cost of the materials and how it was assembled from the plastic sheets to the board?
Thank you! I loved how the “D” turned out as well. That was pretty much the Booger Bear of this project. Haha! But yeah the beads didn’t cost too much, as well as the pegboards to put the beads on. The board was like $24 at Menard’s so it wasn’t too expensive of a project. What I did was use a picture of the logo and pixelated it on my computer. I did each letter one at a time and after I got one letter all together I would ironed it with a shirt iron so that the beads would melt together. After all the letters were complete we got the board and painted it dark blue and then glued the letters on with E6000 glue, which is a pretty great glue. Nailed two hangers on the back to hang the it up later and the sign was done!
 

BBarker34

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I am a lover of Art and an Art Education major in college. This is not only a true undertaking of a huge project, but it is also a true piece of Art you made right there. You ought to be extremely proud of you accomplishment. I mostly do drawings and some painting as well, but consider things like this true pieces of Art. Great job.
Thank you so much!!! This truly made my day! 😁
 

BBarker34

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Great job. Dad has knocked a few of these over in the past, on the way to the iron. How many beads did you use altogether?
Thank you! Bet your dad has made some great stuff with Perler beads as well. As for how many beads, that’s the million dollar question. Wanna day maybe in the thousands but I need to count how many beads each letter has and add the numbers up.
 

Figurehead

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Thank you! Bet your dad has made some great stuff with Perler beads as well. As for how many beads, that’s the million dollar question. Wanna day maybe in the thousands but I need to count how many beads each letter has and add the numbers up.
Haha, I meant me. You need a steady hand to keep those things together!
 

BBarker34

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Haha, I meant me. You need a steady hand to keep those things together!
Oh my bad! I read that completely wrong. Yeah the beads can a pain sometimes when putting them together. Maybe the pegs on the pegboards need to be bigger. Haha!
 
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