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DIY Beaded Safety Pin Bracelets - Fun Tween Craft Idea

My tween daughter is super into jewelry making these days. She's getting pretty good at it too! This past weekend, we made a fun twist on an old camp favorite; DIY Beaded Safety Pin Bracelets. I remember making a slightly different version of these bracelets at summer camp when I was younger. It's so fun to see my daughter enjoying some of the same crafts and activities that I did as a child!

These DIY beaded safety pin bracelets are super easy to make, and only require a simple list of supplies. Read on for the supply list and our step by step tutorial / imagery.

What you'll need:
  • Scissors
  • Safety pins (we used about 40 to make the pictured bracelet - the number of safety pins required depends on your wrist size)
  • glass beads in your choice of colors 
  • cord to string your beaded safety pins on; we used hemp cord, as we had it on-hand

How to:

Start by opening the clasp of a safety pin. "String" 4-5 beads on the arm of the safety pin.  Close the pin.  Repeat these steps until all of your safety pins have been beaded.

Measure and cut 2 pieces of cord. String your safety pins together through the top "eye" and bottom "eye" of your safety pins (refer to image above). Once complete tie the cord off in a knot at either end (leaving enough excess cord to tie the bracelet off / secure it to your wrist).

These DIY Beaded Safety Pin Bracelets make the perfect accessory. They're also great DIY gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season.

Happy crafting!