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Sunday, August 24, 2014

How To: Wooden Button Bracelet

I love casual summer weekends! A few weeks ago, we were at my in-law's house, and I spotted jars of wooden buttons in the kitchen. If you know me, you know how I am with buttons. I love dumping them out and just looking through and arranging them! In the pile were several large buttons that were just asking to be painted. My mother-in-law invited me to go for it. :)

I spent an afternoon making these simple, casual bracelets with a pretty little detail.

You will need: 
1 1/4" diameter wooden button, mine were from Oriental Trading Company.
Craft paint
Fine point paint  brush
 2mm Black string
Modge Podge (Optional)

1. Using a fine paint brush, paint any design you'd like on your button. The flowers are easier than they appear. Just layering lighter and/or darker shades as highlights and shadows will add depth to your designs. :) Simple designs such as polka dots, stripes, or chevron would be adorable too! Seal your design with a layer of modge podge for protection.

2. Thread your string through the button starting at the back of the button. Thread the string through the diagonal hole, returning it to the back. 

3. Tie each end of the string to the opposite end. This is a simple way to make an adjustable bracelet. 

That's all there is to it! :)

Have you done any fun projects this summer?