Iron beads bonsai trees are very impressive and look brilliant. They can be a decoration or an idea for a handmade gift.
I have prepared several bonsai tree designs inspired by Pinterest. I wanted the pattern to fit on one large square pad and be stable after ironing. Through several trials I have developed stable, various patterns, which you can download below.
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Polska wersja: Drzewka bonsai z koralików do prasowania
You will need
- Iron beads – we used La Manuli beads. Trees look best when they have shaded colors, so I recommend La Manuli color sets or several shades in sachets.
- Iron and baking paper
- Toothpick or chopstick – to stabilize the tree. Trees arranged according to the pattern and well ironed should stand on their own. During workshops at school, we strengthened the structure by gluing a stick to the back of the tree.
- Universal glue – needed to glue the stick.
- Plasticine – used to plant a tree in a pot.
- Mini flowerpot – we used 5cm ceramic pots.
- Grit or gravel – to finish the pot and cover the plasticine
- Bonsai tree templates
Bonsai tree patterns made of iron beads
I have created stable and diverse patterns of bonsai trees. I wanted the pattern to fit on one large square pad and stand up after ironing.
How to iron beads bonsai trees
🌳 The first step is to arrange a beaded tree pattern and iron through with baking paper.
🌳 The next step is optional and depends on how stable the ironed tree is. Trees arranged according to the template and well ironed should stand on their own. During workshops at school, we strengthened the structure by gluing a stick to the back of the tree.
🌳 The last phase is “planting” the tree in a pot. Plasticine will be perfect here. Place it under the pot, then insert the trees and fill the sides of the pot with plasticine. You can put a few fluffs of reindeer moss on top or sprinkle it with gravel and press it into the plasticine.
Iron bead bonsai trees
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