How to make a beaded dummy holder

Updated June 13, 2017

Dummy clips are important as a way to keep your infant's dummy nearby and germ free. Making your own beaded dummy clip is quick, simple and requires very little craft knowledge. This creative project allows for personalisation, offering the option to display a name or initials in beads or to coordinate with favourite outfits. By making this item yourself, you will be able to choose your own colours and style. Supervise the use of the beaded clip at all times. Loose beads are choking hazard.

Cut a piece of 1/8-inch paracord string to 16 inches in length.

Slip the paracord string through the hole in the suspender clip and make a double knot to secure the string.

Plug in the hot glue gun and place a non-toxic hot glue stick into the back hole of the glue gun. Most hot glues are non-toxic, but you should verify this aspect of your chosen brand. When the glue gun is heated, place a dab of glue onto the double knot, and allow it to dry. Cut off any extra string that is left hanging.

Thread the paracord string that is now attached to the suspender clip through a needle. The suspender clip should be hanging at the bottom, with the needle at the top.

String the beads of your choice, one at a time, through the needle and down the string until approximately 12 inches of string are beaded.

Tie a knot tightly at the end top of the beaded string. Repeatedly tie additional knots over the original knot until it is big enough to sufficiently cover the hole of the last bead. Place a dab of hot glue onto the knot and allow it to dry.

Attach the beaded dummy clip to a dummy by wrapping the remaining paracord string around the handle of a dummy and securely double knotting the thread. Trim off any excess string and add a dab of non-toxic hot glue.


Coordinate string and bead colours for a professional touch.


Glue guns are extremely hot. Handle with care. Never leave your baby alone with a beaded dummy clip.

Things You'll Need

  • Paracord string
  • Beads
  • Embroidery needle
  • Suspender clip
  • Hot glue gun
  • Non-toxic hot glue stick
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Jennifer Oster holds a Bachelor of Arts in social sciences from Louisiana State University and is also a certified lactation counselor. An expert in the field of infant and maternal nutrition, she began writing professionally in 2005 and has been featured in many nationally acclaimed magazines.