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Button Bracelet

This is an easy gift you can make with all those leftover buttons you have lying around.


  • buttons
  • elastic (a piece just a little bigger that your wrist)
  • Ad
  • thread
  • needle


  1. Choose the buttons that you want to use. You'll need approximately 20 buttons depending on the size of button, wrist and width of elastic. You can choose buttons that are the same color, colors that compliment one another, or random colors.

  2. For a clasp closure, measure your wrist and cut a piece of elastic about 1 inch larger. If you plan to sew the two ends together, so that the bracelet slips over your wrist, then cut the elastic so it fits comfortably around you wrist leaving just a little extra to sew the two ends together.

  3. Make a small hem on each end so the elastic does not fray.

  4. For the clasp closure, use a larger button to start with, it can be used as a clasp to fasten the ends together. On the opposite end from your button, overlap and sew enough elastic so the button will fit inside of the loop. Try it on and make sure it still fits.

  5. Sew buttons on to the elastic until it is completely covered, I used clear thread, but you could also use thread that compliments the color of your buttons.

By Stella Rivét

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December 14, 20050 found this helpful

cute! I'll have to show my daughter so she has a project to do with friends this week end!

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December 16, 20050 found this helpful

That is really nice! Thank you for sharing...I have mix-matched buttons that are no longer needed for any particular garment.

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January 18, 20060 found this helpful

I love that! I think it's awesome the things you can make with anything!

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February 2, 20060 found this helpful

This is a great idea. I have i grandaughter and 4 nieces.

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February 21, 20060 found this helpful

If you brush the ends of the elastic with nail varnish (polish) it will not fray either.

Funky idea!!

Kind regards

Carol Churchill

South Africa

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May 20, 20060 found this helpful

I love your bracelet, I had just bought a "bag of buttons" and now I know what to do with them.

Thanks for sharing....

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July 2, 20080 found this helpful

I love making crafts and so I was wondering if anyone could give me a site where you could learn how to make jewelry out of buttons and also how to make jewelry out of string. Thanks!

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November 3, 20080 found this helpful

I have been wanting a button bracelet ever since I've seen one and now that you guys that put on here, how to make them, now I have one of my own :) Thanks!

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