How to Make a Button Bracelet

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    Buttons are a versatile craft item that can be used to make a stunning bracelet that you can wear yourself or give as a gift. You can use different types of buttons for this project. They can be regular or shank buttons, vintage or modern. Try experimenting with different color and size combinations for a new look each time.

    Things You'll Need

    • Buttons
    • Needle
    • Elastic
    • Scissors

    Choose 20 to 30 buttons, depending on how big your wrist is. The buttons can vary in color. But, while they don't all have to be the same size, they should be similar to each other so the fit is comfortable on the wrist.

    Thread a needle with a piece of elastic that is twice as long as your wrist and tie a knot about 3 inches from the end of the elastic.

    String the buttons onto the elastic, taking them all the way to theknot. If you are using buttons that have two holes, weave the elastic up through one of the holes and down through the other hole.

    Hold the bracelet up to your wrist as you start to get half of the buttons on to see how close you are to being finished. Stop stringing the buttons when you wrap it around your wrist and there are enough buttons to cover your wrist.

    Remove the needle from the elastic and tie the ends of the elastic together in a tight single or double knot.

    Trim any excess elastic at the each side of the knots.

    • Add a dot of glue or clear nail polish over the knot to keep the elastic from fraying.