I just can’t seem to leave these pony beads alone lately! Since I have had great luck with making my sun catchers and future wind chimes from melting pony beads, I had a thought today and wanted to see if I could melt the beads in a cake pan – – – inside a heart cookie cutter. I know, if this experiment failed, then I would have to throw out my two heart shaped cookie cutters, but I was feeling lucky and tried it anyways.
I placed two different sized metal heart shaped cookie cutters inside an old cake pan, then filled both hearts with different colored pony beads. I made sure that I filled up the hearts with enough beads to fill the cookie cutter from edge to edge. Then, being a little nervous at trying this, I placed them in the oven at 425 degrees, and watched them closely. When the beads were completely melted and the tops were completely flat, it was time to remove them.
I set them out to cool completely. Now, came the time to see if I could actually remove them from the cookie cutters. Man, I was nervous, but all worked out in my favor and they popped right out! Yeah! I will now get the drill out and drill a small hole near the top of each heart and hang them in our window for Valentine’s Day. Now, I wish I had a huge heart shaped cake pan to make a large heart sun catcher! A girl can dream, eh?
So what do you think of these heart shaped melted pony beads? Are you going to try to make some for yourself? If you do, I want to see them!