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DIY Button Bracelet

About this design:

I have a ton of buttons and I just thought that I would try making a bracelet with some of the buttons. I love to experiment with different media's. I love earthy tones, so that is why I picked browns.


1 Button for your closure, Variety of buttons with 4 holes, Copper chain, 2 Strands of hemp cord approximately 30” in length, 32 Seed beads,

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Take your hemp cord and add a dap of glue to the ends and roll to form a somewhat point, let dry. This will make it easier to thread the cord through the holes without it fraying.
Step 2:
Take your copper chain apart where you have approximately 11 or 12 one inch pieces.
Step 3:
Thread the two pieces of cord in through your closure button, fold in half to center it, and then tie a knot up close to the button. You will be working with four strands of cord.
Step 4:
Now take three buttons and start threading them onto the cord. Be sure to thread the same piece of cord through the same hole in each button for each section. (By section, I mean each set of three buttons) This will keep the buttons fitting snuggly together.
Step 5:
Now thread your one inch piece of chain onto all four strands of cord. Pull everything up snug together.
Step 6:
Separate your cord and thread your buttons onto the cord again following step #4.
Step 7:
Continue with steps #4 and #5 until you get the bracelet to the desired length.
Step 8:
Tie a knot at the end, then straighten the end strands of cord and tie another knot leaving an opening just large enough for your closure button to fit through.
Step 9:
Thread 8 seed beads onto each left over strand of cord, tie knot, and clip left over ends off.

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  1. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Wow, what a wonderful, fresh, polished design for using that “ton of buttons” we all seem to have. I love how you used the copper chain. The hemp is something I love to use for knotting and stringing, etc.. I look forward to trying it out and then, having my grand-niece and -nephew try it with me as well. What fun! Thank you for the directions and inspiration.

  2. CAS
    CAS says:

    What a fun and clever way to use plain old buttons, and turn them into something so gorgeous! Love the idea, and the instructions too. :D

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Love this!!!! Thank you so much for sharing the instructions too!

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a fab idea for a bracelet! I also have tons of buttons in a jar & would love to use them in a wonderful design such as yours! Thanks so much for including instructions for us! :D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    This is so awesome! Love your creativity!
    And thank you for the intructions!

  6. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    I love this. What a great idea for all those random buttons that you have laying around. Great tut too!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    LOVE love love this!!

  8. Mixed Kreations
    Mixed Kreations says:

    Thanks everyone. Glad you enjoyed it.


  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love buttons. Buttons are fun! Great design and thanks for the tutorial.

    The first thing that came to mind when I saw your bracelet was…”Button, button, who’s got the button.” Too many years teaching Kindergarten. :D

  10. Mara O
    Mara O says:

    Love this!!! thank you for the intructions :)

  11. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    This is so fun, I really like a lot!

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the bracelet and thx for the tutorial

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