Use The Force, And Perler Beads, to Make A Lightsaber Keychain

These lightsaber keychains are a fast and fun craft project for people who love to work with perler beads. They make great gifts for Star Wars fans. Make any combination of blade colors and handles and customize your own light saber key chain set. Use The Force to keep your keys safe wherever you travel in the galaxy.

Here’s the tutorial video

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DIY Lightsaber Keychains


multi colored perler beads
perler bead pegboard and ironing paper
key chain with jump rings
pliers or jewelry making tools


Download and print out the pattern from

Follow the pattern and make whichever light saber you like. There are three different handle designs and three different colored swords. Feel free to mix and match the styles or make a different colored light saber entirely. Use your creativity.

To get a three-dimentional look to the sword blade, make a lighter color strip in the center. Use one shade lighter than the surrounding blade color. If you don’t have a lighter shade you can use white instead.

Once you have all of the light sabers laid out, cover the project with ironing paper and iron the beads until they fuse together. Check to make sure they’re fused before lifting them off the pegboard. If the beads are not completely fused, the swords will fall apart when you lift the paper.

Let the swords cool then flip them over. Place them on your ironing pad and cover them with ironing paper. Fuse the back side of the swords with the iron to give the project even more stability.

Let the swords cool a second time and then it’s time to add the key chains. Open the jump ring on each key chain and thread it through the hole in the top bead on each sword. Then close the jump ring and your light saber key chains are ready to go.



Thanks for crafting with me. If you make a lightsaber keychain, or any other Star Wars-inspired craft, leave me a comment and let me know, or tag a photo on Twitter or Instagram #craftymcfangirl. I’d love to see what you do!


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