Button Bracelet

Basic sewing knowledge and castoff buttons are all you need to create a one-of-a-kind bracelet.
button bracelet easily made and fun to wear

button bracelet easily made and fun to wear

Button up a new look with this bracelet.

Photo by: Lucie Rowe

Lucie Rowe

Materials and Tools:

vintage or new buttons in a variety of colors and sizes
small beads in colors to coordinate with buttons
wide elastic band
scissors
needle and thread

Steps:

1. Cut a piece of the elastic long enough for a snug fit around your wrist with a 1/2-inch overlap.

2. Select a variety of buttons and decide how to arrange them on the elastic; overlap a few if you want to give the bracelet more dimension. Leave room to sew the overlapping edges of elastic together.

3. Stitch the buttons in place securely. Tip: Tie the stitches off between the buttons and the elastic instead of on the back of the elastic to keep the knots from rubbing against your wrist. Let some of the buttons hang over the edge of the elastic and top some buttons off with beads. Finally, stitch the ends of the elastic together.

Next Up

Dangling Beaded Bracelets

Learn how to create dangling beaded bracelets made from Tigertail glass beads and wire.

Silver Fork Bracelet

These bracelets are a far cry from the irregular bent cutlery many of us wore in the '70s (or during the style comebacks since then).

Make Beads into Decorative Buttons

Learn how to use different beading techniques to embellish buttons that can be placed on clothing or made into jewelry.

How to Make Resin Jewelry

Channel your inner rock star with easy and fun-to-make resin fashion jewelry.

Earring Rings

Learn how to take apart outdated earrings – even clip-ons from the thrift store – and transform them into fun finger rings.

Turn Washers into Jewelry

Crafty DIYers can make funky jewelry out of ordinary metal washers.

Wire-Wrapped Ring Form

Here's one technique for creating a wire-wrapped ring.

Homemade Jewelry

Jewelry doesn't always have to come from a jewelry store. A lot of things such as necklaces and bracelets can be made from kits or from things you find at home.

Paper Couture Butterfly Necklaces

Jewelry can be made from just about anything, including plain old paper. With an inexpensive kit and a little imagination, these butterfly necklaces will really take flight.

Cluster Ring

Let your inner Bohemian loose with beaded cluster rings that show off personal artistic style and flavor.

On TV

7am | 6c
7:30am | 6:30c

This Old House

8:30am | 7:30c

This Old House

9:30am | 8:30c

Fixer Upper

4pm | 3c

Fixer Upper

5pm | 4c

Fixer Upper

6pm | 5c

Fixer Upper

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
8:31pm | 7:31c

Fixer Upper

9pm | 8c

Fixer Upper

10pm | 9c

Fixer Upper

11pm | 10c
12am | 11c
12:31am | 11:31c

Fixer Upper

1am | 12c

Fixer Upper

2am | 1c

Fixer Upper

3am | 2c

Salvage Dawgs

4:30am | 3:30c

Get Social With Us

We love to DIY. You love to DIY. Let's get together.

Consult Our A-Z Guide

Everything You Need to Know

Browse a full list of topics found on the site, from accessories to mudrooms to wreaths.  

How-To Advice and Videos

Get video instructions about kitchens, bathrooms, remodeling, flooring, painting and more.

Watch DIY Downloads Now

Watch DIY Network LIVE

Don't miss your favorite shows in real time online.