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Below are general instructions on how to put your Pixelhobby designs together, for further information you can also see the What is Pixelhobby section. If you have any queries or need any assistance about completing one of our designs please do not hesitate to contact us.

1. The first page you will come to is a parts list for the design. This contains the number of Baseplates, Pixel Squares and Colours used in the design and it lists how many Pixel Squares are needed for each colour. We use this list to put your kits together. It is useful to you as well if you want to do this design again as you know what supplies to order.

2. Start with page 1 of the design sheets. You will find the page number in the top right hand corner. This will be the start of Baseplate 1, if you have multiple Baseplates to avoid confusion it is recommended you follow the design sheets in page number order and finish one Baseplate before moving onto the next. You can mark the Baseplate number on the back of the Baseplate with a pen if you need to.

3. Each Design sheet will have either 2 or 4 design rectangles. If it has 2 design rectangles start at the top rectangle, if you have 4, start in the top left rectangle.

4. Take a Baseplate and lay it over the design rectangle. It is important that the Baseplate lines up to the edges of the rectangle so you can see the symbols correctly. You can hold the baseplate onto the design rectangle with one hand however it can move around whilst placing pixels so you will find it quicker and easier if you temporarily attach the Baseplate to the design rectangle. You can do this a number of ways. You can use a small amount of low adhesion transparent glue, or use some Blu-Tack or similar reusable putty-like pressure-sensitive adhesive or take a piece of sticky tape and fold the two ends together so the top and bottom are sticky. Then you can stick these just on areas which do not have any symbols.

5. Then locate the first Pixel colour and the symbol for it, the colours are in numerical order for each baseplate, with only 4 colours used on each design rectangle to make it easy to follow. Using your tweezers detach a pixel from the pixel square and position it onto the baseplate over the corresponding symbol. Press the pixel down with the index finger of the opposite hand. Repeat until all symbols are covered with their corresponding pixel colours, then move the baseplate onto the next design rectangle. Keep the baseplate facing the same way as you move through the design, do not rotate it. It is important to place the pixels straight and to give a smooth finish you can use the base of a spoon or the base of your Pixelhobby Tweezers on a horizontal angle to push the pixels down as you go or when you finish a Baseplate.

6. Keep repeating process until all Baseplates are full and now you are ready to assemble and frame your design.

 Assembly Hints and Tips


  • Each Pixel Square contains 140 pixels, a small loss of pixels can occur due to handling and transport. Extra pixels are accounted for in our kits to allow for this. In order to keep pixel loss to a minimum always work on a clean, flat surface (table, tray, etc.) and store pixels when you are not using them in a suitable container or sealed bag.

  • For the best results, use your tweezers to keep the pixels straight as you place them. By keeping the pixels straight, the edges on adjoining plates will appear more seamless.

  • Wash your hands before starting the design as lighter pixel colours can be soiled, you can clean them by wiping over with a slightly damp cloth.

  • Use Tweezers with a sturdy, narrow tip, such as the Pixelhobby tweezers, as they make it easier to place the pixels onto the baseplate.

  • If your index finger becomes sore from pushing the pixels down you can also use a soft thimble.

  • Pixelhobby is recommended for ages 8 years and older, due to the small parts involved. Please keep out of reach of Children under 3 years as the small parts may be a choking hazard.

  • Be sure to take regular breaks, this is an addictive craft, and your hands and wrists can become tired after working on a design for a large amount of time without a break.


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Blue Eyes - 1 Baseplate

Clownfish - 1 Baseplate

If you have any further queries you can also read answers to frequently asked questions or please email us here.


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