Now onto our button bracelets. Do you remember these wooden buttons that we just released?
Well, I saw a post on Pinterest for making button bracelets and got all inspired. Am I the only one that actually makes things from inspiration on Pinterest?
Let me give you a tip for making these super easy. Make a "needle" for pulling the twine through the button. You can do this with super-heavy-weight thread like I did. Or, if you're not too lazy to walk up the stairs to your bathroom, floss threaders meant for flossing with braces are perfect.... they are also wonderful needle and bead threaders by the way!
You can see below that I can even pull four lengths of the twine through the tiny button hole with this technique although I found it quite impossible to pull more than one length through without my "needle."
Most of my bracelets are simply two lengths of twine, each folded in half and each pulled through one of the button holes and then knotted with a lark's head knot (pull both ends through the loop).
But, I wanted to try one with the buttons strung together for a fancier bracelet. With the first button, I made one side just like all the other bracelets, but this time I added another button to the right, skipping the closest hole and threading from behind up through the next one.
Next your take your twine down through the hole you skipped. Then, on the backside, take the ends between the two strands of twine to make a little knot.
Continue these steps until you have as many buttons strung together as you like. Don't worry if they are flipping around to the wrong side as you're working. Once you are done, you will flip them all the right way and the tension created when the bracelet is tied to your arm will hold them there.
To finish off, on you last button, you will go through the first hole, bring your twine to the backside and knot off leaving an empty button hole on both sides of your bracelet.
Now you can finish your bracelet just like I did for the single button bracelets (with two lark's head knots).
Have fun with it! And wear them with pride knowing that you don't just look at crafty stuff.... no, you actually make it!!!