A cute button bracelet is a great way to reuse leftover buttons and transform them into simple presents or accessories for yourself. Read on to learn how to make a button bracelet.
1. You will need the following materials:
- 10 - 20 shirt buttons of any shape and size.
- Elastic cord that's a little bit bigger than your wrist
- A needle and thread
2. Choose which buttons you want to use for the bracelet. If you have big buttons, you will need less of them; but if your buttons are dime-sized or smaller, you will need more. It's a good idea to have a mix of both, so the smaller buttons can accent the larger ones. As for what color they should come in - it's all up to you! You can also choose buttons of the same color, random colors, or colors that will complement each other.
3. Using the needle and thread, make a small hem on each end of the elastic so the elastic doesn't fray.
4. Sew the buttons onto the elastic until it is completely covered. You can either sew them straight or mix and match shapes, sizes and colors. The thread you use is up to you. You can use clear thread, or thread that will blend in with the color of your buttons. Start with sewing a large button because you can use this as the clasp that will fasten the ends together. Alternately, you can simply sew the two ends together and slip the bracelet onto your wrist.
5. If you choose to use a button as the bracelet's clasp, you'll have to create a loop. To do this, grab the edge of the elastic on the opposite end of the button. Make a loop that is large enough to accommodate the button and sew it together. Try on the bracelet and make sure it fits comfortably.
6. You can also make a ring or a pair of earrings to go with your button bracelet! To create a ring, you will need one ring blank and a tube of super glue. Simply glue a button onto the ring blank and wait for it to dry. To make earrings, grab a pair of blank earring posts. Keep them secure by sticking them into small, rectangle-shaped pieces of foam. The foam will also help gravity secure the pieces after you apply the glue. Place a drop of super glue onto the earring posts, then stick a button onto each earring post.
When it comes to creating bracelets, you are only limited by your imagination. Don't just stop at buttons - add beads to fill in blank spaces. You can even attach a pendant at the center of the bracelet and make it the focal point of the piece.
Don't be afraid to experiment with all sorts of sizes and color combinations to come up with a different look each time.