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Button Bracelets!

OH my gosh.. these are too cute!! Go GRAB YOUR STAMPIN' UP! BUTTONS and have fun!!

I got this idea from Jill Olsen's blog, so I grabbed all my SU! buttons, stretchy cord and a beading needle and had fun!

Button bracelet 1  Button bracelet 2

For the one on the left, I followed Jill's directions and for the one on the right I made up another pattern..  see below for details.


.5mm stretchy cord, beading needle and 30 buttons


Supplies 1

I had never used a "beading needle" before.. it's great for the stretchy cord! The "eye" is in the middle of the needle - you spread the needle apart and slip the stretchy cord thru it and it shuts around the cord.

Supplies needle 2

Buttons 1 Lay your buttons out as shown at left... 10 medium, 10 large with 10 "flower" or small buttons on top of the large ones.

The instructions called for 30 buttons as noted above. I found that I only needed 9 of each size to fit my wrist nicely.  I have fairly large wrists, so you may want to stop when you have strung 8 of each size and wrap it around your wrist and then add more as needed.

 Cut approx. 26" to 30" of stretchy cord and begin stringing your buttons, leaving about a 3" tail.

here is how I strung them - the cord comes up from the bottom and thru the large and flower button, then back down, then down thru the med. button, back up thru the med. button, up thru the large and flower button, etc.

Buttons 1a

When you start to push them all together, it looks like this:

Buttons 1b

After stringing 9 of each size it looks like this from the front:

Buttons 1c

and looks like this on the back:

Buttons 1e

Side view:

Buttons 1d
Wrap it around your wrist to see if you like the length using 8 of each, 9 of each or 10 of each or more.

then pull it into a circle and tie the cord into a couple knots:

Buttons 1f
THEN run the excess stretchy cord BACK THRU ALL THE HOLES again, and tie the ends or use a crimp bead.  This is where you will find that the beading needle is soooooooooo helpful!

Button bracelet 1

 I also wanted to try it with the big buttons being the bottom layer... I don't quite like it as well, but it's just a different look:

Buttons 2b

Buttons 2c

For the above 2 bracelets I mixed and matched buttons from the following packages:

Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons, Occasions mini, #122301 (available Jan. 4th)

Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons, Holiday mini, #121002 (ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A FEW MORE DAYS!!! CLICK HERE to order now!)

Neutrals buttons (pg 186 big catalog), #119743

Brights Buttons, (pg 186 big catalog) #119747

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Kay Sha

Way too cool!!! I LOVE IT!!! I have to get me those buttons! TFS!!

tiffany bauer

Too stinkin' cute Patty!!! Thanks for sharing and I am off to make me some of these!!


What a fun idea!!! Isn't is great that we can make lots of different types of art with our SU products. Thanks for sharing this with us!


OMG Patty those are adorable! TFS - I posted to my blog and linked back to them!!


Well today I have a simple project that will put them to good use,button bracelets.The bracelet can be made quite quickly.You can make an awareness bracelet with buttons.This project can be done with children that are eight and older.

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