How to Make Button Bracelets for Awareness
You can make an awareness bracelet with buttons. This project can be done with children that are eight and older. The bracelet can be made quite quickly. You will be threading two threads at a time into the button holes. The elastic thread gives a flexible yet sturdy bracelet base that is durable for daily wear. Choose buttons that are at least one half inch wide when you make a button bracelet for awareness.
Measure the wrist, using a dressmaker measuring tape or piece of string. Add one half inch to the measurement and write this number down for reference.
Cut two pieces of the elastic thread to the measurement you have recorded.
Place several buttons on your work surface. Tie a knot in one end of each of the two elastic thread pieces.
Pick up one button. Turn it back side up. Insert the end of one of the pieces of elastic thread completely through a hole leaving the knot flush against the back.
Repeat with the adjoining hole on the opposite side of the button. Turn the button right side up.
Insert one thread down through the button hole on the same side of the button. Repeat with the other side. You should see two small straight lines at center of the holes.
Continue threading buttons until there is less than an inch of clear thread remaining to be seen. Test by wrapping the buttons around the wrist to make sure there are enough on the bracelet. Tie a knot in each thread.
Tie the two knotted threads together tightly. Tie two more tight knots in the thread pieces.
Trim away the excess threads. Adjust the buttons to straighten the bracelet for wear.
Tips & Warnings
Add a charm to the bracelet that matches the awareness theme, such as a cancer ribbon.
Make sure the thread is knotted tightly or the bracelet can fall apart when worn.