DIY Pacifier Clips
I absolutely love the look of simple, clean baby items. I've been eyeing up pacifier clips with wooden beads for months now - but I wanted something that also had a bit of colour. I was wary of painting something that my baby might (probably will) put in his mouth. Then I found silicone beads - life-changing!
I decided to try and make my own silicone bead pacifier clips and document the journey.
Here's what you need:
Food grade round silicone beads
Food grade special beads
Cotton beading cord
I was worried elastic cord would break too easily, so I grabbed some cotton beading cord. If you buy waxed stuff (like this: https://amzn.to/3r6f0QH) the bonus is that it will twist for you to make it easier to get it through the beads
Plastic needle (optional!)
I didn't use one, but many people prefer to. For me, I find the silicone beads have enough flex to get the cord through without one.
Here's how you make them:
First, cut a piece of your waxed cord that's a little over two feet - I didn't go with any specific length, but I knew I wanted at least a foot of cord when it was folded in half.
Second, find the center of the cord and fold it evenly in half. On the non-loose end, tie a knot to make a loop that is about 2-3 inches. Like this:
I double knotted this one - since the silicone beads have tons of flex, I wanted to avoid the risk of a bead popping off the end somehow if my little guy started munching!
Next, I like to twist the two loose ends of my cord together - if I am making one for my own baby, I will lick the ends once they're twisted to help them stay in place. Then, start beading!
Slide the beads all the way down to the knot in whatever pattern you want.
Once you're done beading, loop the loose ends around the pacifier clip tightly, then continue looping as many times as you're comfortable with (I usually do a minimum of 4 passes). After that, tie it off!
Here, you can either feed the excess back down through the beads, or just double (or triple) knot it, and then chop it off).
And then you're done! Super easy, super cute, and super affordable!
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