DIY Perler Beads Inspiration from CMYBacon here. Perler beads are plastic beads that you put on a pegboard and then iron them to fuse them together. And did I say cheap? A whole bucket of 6,000 with pegboards runs about $9 at amazon (no affiliate links). They also have glow in the dark Perler beads. *Also go to the link to see recreated famous painting.