Pony Bead Bracelet

Digging into a bucket of pony beads always reminds me of summer camp. So when we decided to dedicate this Craft Lightning week to Camp Crafts, and create camp-inspired crafts that can be made in 15 minutes or less, I knew I would be whipping up a simple pony bead bracelet. This one is easy to make, and includes knot-tying, which is another camp staple!

Pony Bead Bracelet

To make this bracelet, you only need 2 supplies: cord and pony beads.

supplies for pony bead bracelet

Start by cutting about a yard of cord, folding it in half, and tying a knot in the folded end.

tie knot in middle

Add a single bead on both strands of the cord.

add first bead

Then add a bead on each side.

add 2 beads

Now add another single bead, on both strands, and tie a knot to secure.

tie knot

Repeat the process, adding two beads, then one, then a knot. Two beads, one, knot. over and over until your bracelet is the right length. Then fold the rest of the cording over to tie a BIG knot.

tie knot at end

Cut the excess cord, and tuck the knot into your loop from the beginning to close the bracelet.

make a pony bead bracelet

Super simple to make – and a great camp craft! Come back tonight, I’ll be sharing a roundup of other fast and fun camp crafts… and in case you missed them, check out the Day 1 Camp Craft Roundup, Day 2 Camp Craft Roundup, and Day 3 Camp Craft Roundup.



  1. […] The fabulous 30 Minute Crafts is my partner for this series and today she is sharing a pony bead bracelet.  Pony beads are a super inexpensive way to keep those campers busy.  Plus this one is super fun looking!  Let Carolina show you how to make this by clicking here. […]

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