Recycled Button Bracelet- Crafts & Homemade Items

I don't remember where I came across this but DD and I did this together a few years ago, and her friends really liked them...we started a trend for a little while. lol Recycled Button Bracelet Note: Please supervise the use of buttons with young children. Depending on the length of your

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    I don't remember where I came across this but DD and I did this together a few years ago, and her friends really liked them...we started a trend for a little while. lol

    Recycled Button Bracelet
    Note: Please supervise the use of buttons with young children.

    Depending on the length of your bracelet you will need approximately 66 small to medium buttons in various colors. I had collection from yard sales and flea markets and some of my mothers old buttons. Beading elastic - .5 mm or 1 mm stretch elastic or you may have some white elastic bead cord or even a piece of cord. But I do recommend elastic.

    Directions:

    A standard size bracelet is 7 inches long so you want to cut a piece of elastic 9 inches long; this gives you enough elastic to tie a knot.

    Then simply begin stringing your buttons through the elastic. I generally mix the colors so they are uniform through out the bracelet.

    Place a small miniature clothespin or a paper clip at one end of the elastic so the buttons don't slide off while stringing. Once you've finished stringing your bracelet approximately 7 inches long, tie the bracelet in a double hand knot, and trim off excess elastic. It's ready to wear.

    It is simple as that. If you are making a bracelet for a child or they are making their own I would recommend cutting a piece of elastic approximately 7 inches long leaving the base of the bracelet 5 inches.

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    I'd love to see a photo of the finished product, this looks like a great project to add to our Crafts/Scrapbooking Pages: Budget101.com - - Crafts ~Scrapbooking
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    DD and I've been looking for this since yesterday, but aren't sure what's happened to it.
    We made this a few years ago and so much has happened since then...BUT she and I are gonna try to make another one if I can find enough loose buttons. If we do, I'll have her take a photo and put it on my profile or something or another...She's much more high tech than I. :/

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    Default Re: Recycled Button Bracelet

    MrsPaws!!!
    I Gotta Smile regarding this post!!!
    I have seen some great buttons at JoAnn Fabrics stores.
    They come in little packets with a theme...ex. dog bones, dog dish, paw print...
    This is a perfect way to use them for creative jewelry ware.

    I have also used buttons to put into polymer clay for decoration on necklace pieces.
    Thanks for sharing your idea!!
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    Really!! We have a JoAnn's locally...hhhmmmm...I may have to run in there and see what they've got.
    Thanks for the info!!

 

 

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