With back to school vibes lingering (how?!) in the air, it’s time to squeeze in the last of the fun summer activities while simultaneously getting your kids ready to head back to the classroom. Today’s fun little DIY does just that and I think you’re going to love it!

Friendship style bracelets with alphabet beads are all the rage right now, which really brings me back to the 90s. To say I’m obsessed is an understatement. Naturally, I wanted to find a fun craft Zelda and I could do to incorporate the trend and this DIY is what we came up with. It makes for a really rad accessory, and not to toot my own horn, but everyone is going to be asking where you got it.

So, let’s get started! They’re super simple to make, so don’t blink or you might miss the instructions!

What You Need

Letter Beads: This letter bead set has 1200 pieces so it’ll last you for several DIY projects. And at only $13 on Amazon, you can’t go wrong.

Mixed Beads: This $3 bead set gives you all the shape and color variety you need to make tons of fun accessories for the school year.

Two Inch Safety Pins: Be sure to get two-inch safety pins. It can be kind of confusing because the two-inch variety is referred to as “size 3”. These brass ones are perfect for this project.

Faux Fur Keychain Pompom: Snag this six-piece set of keychain pompoms to add some fun texture and color to this project and then keep the extras for future DIYs. Because when does a faux fur pompom not make things cooler?


1. Layout your letter beads and spell out what words or phrases you want your accessory to say. Ours say “Boy Crazy” and “Glitter and Bubbles”. You can choose anything you want – your name, “love”, “peace” – anything! Organize your mixed beads around it to finalize your design.

2. Layout your safety pins next to the beads so you can get an idea of how many beads you can fit on one safety pin. You don’t want to cram too many because otherwise it will pop open your beads will go everywhere. Use as many safety pins as you need!

3. Start beading your safety pins! If your word or phrase takes up more than one, just loop them together like we did using the round end of the safety pin.

4. Clip the safety pin onto your pants along with your pompom!

To put your safety pin accessories in your hair, all you have to do is make sure they’re clipped closed (because you don’t want to get poked), connect them and then use bobby pins to affix them into the hair. I put a single bobby pin through each of the round ends of the safety pins and it worked beautifully!

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