Before I get into how to make this really cute bracelet I have to give some major props to Jill at Green Bean Gardens for taking some great pictures of our project! Maybe I will have her take photographs for all of my blog posts! We had a lot of fun making these bracelets so I’ll take you through how to make one of your own. The original DIY is here.
Supplies you’ll need:
- Buttons and beads
- Cord (we used leather, at least to start out with)
- Patience 🙂
The first thing you need to do is pick out the buttons you’d like to use and lay them out. We learned a few things with this…bigger buttons need more cord and make sure that the button holes are big enough for the cording to fit through (twice). If you keep these two things in mind you’ll have a much easier time making the bracelet.
The instructions for the original bracelet said to cut the cord to 18″ but we realized (after the fact) that you really need more like 24-26″. You will fold your piece of cord in half and tie a knot in the folded end, big enough for the last button to fit through (this will be your clasp).
Now you start threading your buttons on to the cord. If you already noticed you’ll see that I changed cords halfway through (in the picture above I’m using pearl cotton). The first bracelet I made was too short so I had to start over (hence the 24-26″). For two-hole buttons you put one thread up through each hole and then down the opposite. It might be hard to see in the picture but I know you can figure it out! If your buttons have four holes simply criss-cross the cording coming up from the bottom and then down through the top (it will make an x). As you can see below I added some beads to mine as well.
Something to keep in mind as you are threading your buttons is that they spread out once you put it on your wrist so if they seem too scrunched together try putting it on…it will look very different. Most of all have fun and get creative!