So, this is basically my first ever attempt at doing any sort of crafting. I had always read craftster and then I saw how easy perler bead art was - especially for someone like me who likes to do pixel art on the computer. I had to purchase a large grid online since none of the stores I went to had what I wanted for the size. This was also an issue for the colors. I really wish there was a store that had all I needed. I want tubs of these beads, not 100 packs.
The project involved 529 beads in total, an hour designing the template (which a friend kindly redesigned to fit a slightly smaller format) and an hour and a half of putting it on the grid, then ironing. As you can see in the above image it's 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches.
Here's a centered picture:
and with a mug on top for good measure: