Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Button Bracelet Tutorial

Good morning! As promised, here is the tutorial on how I made the button bracelet shown above. I chose brown/neutral buttons for this particular bracelet, but I think making one using pastel colored buttons would be really pretty. Let's get started, shall we?

You will need the following materials:
  • Buttons of your choice
  • Jute thread
  • Clear drying liquid adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape & ruler
Begin by measuring your wrist. Once you've gotten the diameter of your wrist, select/arrange the buttons that you want to use to create your bracelet. I laid my buttons along the edge of a ruler, so that I would know how many I needed to get the right length. I used 12 buttons total...11 for the bracelet and 1 for the clasp. My bracelet needed to be 7 1/2" long, so here's how I laid out the buttons:

Cut a piece of jute thread about 30" in length. Fold the thread in half and select the button that you will use as the clasp for the bracelet. Form a loop that will fit around the button, and make a knot:

Set the clasp button aside and begin stringing your buttons on the thread using a cross-stitch:

As you continue to string your buttons, the backside of your bracelet will begin to look something like this:

Once you've threaded all of the buttons onto your bracelet, (except for the clasp button), tie a knot at the end like this:

Now it's time to thread your clasp button on the end. String the button onto the thread like this:

Carefully feed the thread back through the holes to secure the button in place. The ends of the thread should now be on the backside of the clasp button:

Tie a knot as close as possible to the back of the clasp button and cut the ends close to the knot. Add a couple of dots of clear liquid glue to the ends of the knot, and allow to dry:

Here's another look at the finished bracelet...SO CUTE!!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I'd love to see your button bracelet creations, so please feel free to share your photos with me. Don't forget - the button challenge is still going on over at Scrap-It-Girl, so be sure to enter a button project or two for a chance to win the awesome prize package shown at the top of my blog sidebar.

Have a GREAT day!!


  1. Super cute bracelet...perfect for little gifts around the holidays! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing, the bracelet is so cute! I agree about the pastels...maybe I'll have to make one for Sadie for her Christmas stocking!


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