Recently we took an office field trip to the Brimfield Antique Show where we saw some bracelets made with vintage buttons being sold. We felt inspired and decided to do an updated version and make our own! Here is a simple and quick DIY bracelet that you can customize in many different ways.
What you’ll need:
*Buttons of various sizes- You can choose the size and shape and add fun ones like we did or just stack different sizes of buttons on top of each other. Really you can customize this DIY a lot and make the colors really fun!
*Elastic- We chose a thin lightweight lacy one in light pink to go with the pastel buttons.
*Needle and Thread- Make sure the needle is small enough to fit through your button holes and choose thread in a matching or complimentary color to the buttons since it will be visible (or use clear thread).
Get your supplies together and measure your wrist for the length of elastic you will need. Make sure the elastic is snug but not too tight and leave a little extra room at each end so you can sew the bracelet together.
Plan out the order that you want your buttons to go in.
Cut your thread (I doubled mine up for extra strength) and knot it and then thread your needle. Start at one end of the elastic leaving a little room at the end and sew on your first set of buttons. If you are stacking buttons you can sew them individually but is is much faster to sew the stack on together. Make sure the buttons are well secured to the elastic before moving on so that they do not hang loose.
Keep sewing buttons in the order you choose until you reach the end of your elastic (leave a little room at this end too). If you are using big buttons like I did you will want to overlap them slightly so that when the bracelet is on there is not too much space between them (see below). Believe me I figured this out the hard way! If you are using small buttons you can overlap them a little or just sew them as close together as you possibly can and you should be fine.
Once all the buttons are on test it out to make sure that it is the right length and that it will fit. Overlap the two ends of the elastic and sew them together tightly.
Your bracelet is all done! Layer it with some other bracelets for a fun look and wear it out!
We hope you enjoyed this DIY! We plan on doing one every week so be sure to check back. The supplies for this DIY were purchased at Joann Fabric but you probably have most of these things in your house!
xo, Lace Affair