I saw this "simple" child's craft on Pinterest and thought it was kind of cute. I picked up a few supplies.... cheap melting beads and a special surface to align the beads.... and set forth. Placing the beads was quite easy, although tedious. (They had a tendency to roll away or stick to my fingers.) The sewing machine on Pinterest didn't have a base but I wanted my machine to stand on its own. Once you arrange your beads, you iron the beads to melt them.... first one side.....cool.... turn it over and iron the other side. The bottom of my iron must not be flat or heats unevenly, as I had a terrible time getting a consistent melt. You can see that I really did a melt job on the right side.
I'll give it another try some other day with another iron. It was fun to make and would make a cute ornament or gift tag if you left the stand off. Consider the possibilities.... :)