Leftover Button Bracelet

By: Regina from Creative Kismet
Leftover Button Bracelet

Making button bracelets is a great craft project if you have a large pile of mismatched buttons. This Leftover Button Bracelet not only helps you organize your buttons into a cute accessory, but it's also one of our fun jewelry making ideas for kids!

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeMiscellaneous

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Bead Technique UsedStrung

Bead Project TypeBracelet


Leftover Button Bracelet Materials


  • Embroidery floss- (I used DMC® Metallic Embroidery Floss)
  • Assorted buttons
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • 2 -Light-medium twisted beading needles (you may not need these)



  1. Cut off a 1 yard piece of embroidery floss. Put a dab of glue on each end and twist each end to a point and allow to dry. This will give ou a semi-rigid “needle” for threading through the buttons. If this doesn’t work for you, you can use a beading needle to thread your buttons.
  2. Arrange the buttons you will be using in a 7 inch line with small spaces(1/16) in between each button.
    Leftover Button Bracelet
  3. Take embroidery floss, fold in half, make a loop (big enough for last button to fit through) and tie a knot. You can add seed beads first to make latching on/off easier.
    Leftover Button Braclet
  4. You will have two ends of the string in which you will weave in and out through the buttons in opposing directions. This keeps the button from twisting and flipping over. Use the following diagram.
    Leftover Button Bracelet
  5. Weave one button at time, knotting in between each button making sure to tug tightly on the thread, until you get to the last buttons.
  6. There are 3 options for finishing off the last button. For option 1 and 2 you will be taking the thread through the button then finishing it off with two knots directly behind the button right next to the first two knots. For the third option, you will just take the thread through the button holes and do a double knot on top of the button. Trim the excess thread and add a dab of glue to keep knots together.
    Leftover Button Bracelet


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