DIY Space Invaders Pin



While I’m not old enough to remember the original Space Invaders, I love the aesthetic. I also used to teach a programming class in which we made a version of the space invaders game with Java. Due to all of this inspiration I decided to make these space invaders pins out of one of my favorite crafting materials, perler beads. These are really easy to make (you only need perler beads, a pegboard, strong glue, and pin backs) and add the perfect amount of geeky flair to any outfit.

Here’s the pattern for the basic layout:


And then you just fill it in with the color of your choice (I used purple, green, and orange).


  • 52 Black Perler Beads
  • 52 Any other color Perler Beads
  • A strong glue (I used e6000)
  • Pin Backs (I just bought mine in the jewelry making sections of Walmart).
  1. Layout your beads on the board as seen above then fill in with your choosen color.
  2. Iron both sides covering with ironing paper beforehand.
  3. Let it cool.
  4. Once cool use a dab of strong glue on the back stick on your pin and leave it set for 12-24 hours.
  5. Enjoy.

If you like Perler Beads you can check out my other tutorial here.

Thanks for Reading,



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