Christmas Party – Button Bracelets

December 23, 2010

A few weeks ago I received a gift from Susan Gardner. She came up with a cute idea making a bracelet using our button assortments. I like to throw an employee Christmas party for my gals and so we decided to make these bracelets.

Here is mine with some extra bling (rhinestones glued to the middle of the buttons, of course)

Here are the instructions:

You will need –

30 buttons. 10 of each of the 3 sizes (big, medium, and flower)

26" of .5mm clear stretch cord (we purchased this at the local craft store)

Beading needle

Crimping bead and crimping tool

 

Start by laying out your bracelet the way you'd like it to be. Using the beading needle, thread the buttons onto the stretch cord. After you have all of the buttons strung onto your cord (leave yourself about a tail of 3") tie the bracelet into a circle and go back through every hole one more time with the needle and stretch cord. Once you get back to the beginning (you'll see two threads through each button) stick both ends into one crimping bead and crimp until it's smooshed.

The buttons will kind of lay over one another (pictured above)

During this process you will also make a mess…

Possibly superglue your fingers together…

Dress up sleeping baby Kennedie…

And here is our finished product! (5 button bracelets in this photo with Beth, Aubrey, and McKinley.)


Thanks, Susan, for such a fun idea! We had a great day!

Comments

7 Responses to “Christmas Party – Button Bracelets”

  1. Cathy Worrell on December 23rd, 2010 9:00 pm

    Jill these are just darling, you always have such clever things. See you at Leadership, I will be traveling with your roomy Jackie…Shall we bring supplies for a late night bracelet lesson?(ha,ha)Have a very Blessed holiday, see ya soon, Cathy

  2. Cathy Worrell on December 23rd, 2010 9:01 pm

    Oh forgot to say how cute the girls are and your Grandbaby is adorable!!! So are you!

  3. joyce pacer on December 29th, 2010 3:37 pm

    Those are really cute and I am anxious to try them.  Thanks for sharing.

  4. Dawn on December 31st, 2010 10:29 am

    What a great idea and thanks for the tutorial!
    Dawn

  5. Loni Spendlove on December 31st, 2010 5:34 pm

    I'm so "borrowing" this great idea! BTW, Beth's haircut is so cute, and so her baby!! Hi to everyone!! Loni

  6. Carrie Weatherbee on January 14th, 2011 7:21 am

    These are adorable!  Just too, too cute!!  I hope you don't mind but I linked from my craft blog to your page here.  I want to possibly do these at girls camp this year :o)

  7. Angela Cummins on January 18th, 2011 7:29 pm

    These are really neat.  It looks like there is a rhinestone in the middle of the flower buttons on the finished product but I don't see them listed in the supplies.

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