Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out Bing Bong Lapel Flower Using Perler Beads
I was excited to be invited to this years #DisneySMMC in Orlando this past May. One of the awesome events we got to attend was a sneak peak at Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out. We saw 2/3 of the movie at the screening and while I was enthralled with the story telling, creative animation, technologic genius that was in front of my I was keeping my eyes open for creative inspiration.
You know, those little bits and pieces of a movie that jump out at you as something you HAVE to create because it is so cool and so awesome and you just have to share it with the world.
There were several items that brought me inspiration but none more than Bing Bong.
Bing Bong is eleven year old Riley’s imaginary friend from her toddler days. He is made up from all the things a 3 year old little girl would love in a friend. Cotton candy in the shape of a cat/elephant/dolphin hybrid, Bing Bong plays a key role in the care and keeping of Riley’s core memories. When you watch the movie you will fall in love with the antics of Bing Bong!
But one thing that stuck out to me about Bing Bong was his lapel pin. It was a six sided flower with each petal a teardrop shape in a different color. While in the screening we did not have our cell phones (or anything else!) with us so I was not able to grab a shot of this flower for inspiration. I had to wait until images were released and for them to hit the internet so I could remember what colors were in what location.
So here in how I put together an Inside Out Bing Bong inspired lapel flower using perler beads. I hope you like it and if you click any of the highlighted links they will take you to my Amazon affiliated links to those products. Have fun and I would love if you shared your flowers with me on Instagram! I am @SarahBMock.
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- 8 Red
- 8 Blue
- 8 Light Yellow
- 8 Yellow/Golden
- 8 Pink/Purple
- 8 Dark Green
- 8 Light Green
- 8 Clear
Adhesive such as E6000
Using the 8 Dark Green beads form a six sided flower in the CENTER of the grid.
Add an additional 6 sided flower to the center with an additional bead connecting it to the dark green flower. This needs to be done on one of the flat sides.
Add the pink/purple flower with the additional connecting bead on the opposite side of yellow.
Here is where it gets ‘tricky’. Add the blue to the left and the red to the right. When you look at Bing Bong’s lapel pin the red is on the left and the blue is on the right. BUT because we are going to iron this and flip it over it needs to be done backwards.
Step 5 and 6
Add the light green on the left and the golden yellow on the right.
Fill in the spaces between the petals with the clear beads.
This will give your pin strength.
Using the perler ironing paper, melt the the beads together
I always flip the projects over to cool. I don’t know if it helps or not but I feel they projects lay flatter when I flip them over to cool.
See what I mean about placing the beads backward on the peg board?
Now it looks like Bin Bong’s label flower!
Use your E6000 to adhere the pin backing.
Be sure to read all instructions before using.
Allow the glue to dry according the the package directions and you are all set to show your #DisneySide with your Bing Bong inspired perler bead lapel pin.