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Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet

Wear your personality on your sleeve! A Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet by Heidi Borchers makes a big statement at a low cost. Use an empty water bottle as your base and dip into your stash of buttons - it's that easy!

Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet


  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue in the Gold Bottle
  • Clear water bottle with smooth edge
  • Craft knife
  • Blue low mask tape
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery floss – assorted colors (approximately 5″ length for each button stack on bracelet)
  • Buttons – assorted shapes, colors, sizes – I use Blumenthal Lansing buttons!


  1. You can create many bracelets from one water bottle. I like to use blue tape to mark off for easy cutting. Remove all labels from water bottle. Apply tape to water bottle leaving approximately 1/4″ between rows. Use craft knife to cut bottle between tape.

    Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet
  2. Use scissors to cut right along tape line. Remove tape from bottle.

    Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet
  3. Determine placement for first button and punch hole in water bottle.

    Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet
  4. I like to rub a small amount of Aleene’s Tacky Glue on the end of my piece of embroidery floss. This helps to stiffen the end of the floss so that you can easily thread through the button holes.

    Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet
  5. Cut floss pieces to approximately 5″. Select one tiny button and several layers of other stackable buttons. Thread one end of floss through one hole in tiny button. Bring floss back up through second hole. Thread both ends of floss through punched hole. Pull taut to inside of bracelet.

    Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet
  6. On top side of bracelet, thread ends of floss through the floral button and round button (continue to stack more buttons if desired). Tie floss into double knot and trim ends to approximately 1/4″.

    Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet
  7. Determine placement of next button and punch hole in water bottle bracelet. Note: I like to tuck my buttons underneath each other to create a very full bracelet design. Repeat process for applying glue to end of floss. Thread floss through tiny button to anchor button to the inside, thread both ends of floss through the punched hole and thread through button. Cut off ends of floss to approximately 1/4″.

    Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet
  8. Continue to add buttons until entire bracelet is covered.

    Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet
  9. In this photo, you can see the variety of tiny and small buttons that I used on the inside of my bracelet and you can see that I sometimes stack 3 or 4 buttons on my bracelet.

    Bold Button Water Bottle Bracelet

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Button Water Bottle Bracelet.

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What a smart idea. I have the bottles and a huge button stash so I am ready to create. My ten year old grand daughter will really like this one. She is into crafts and recycling projects. And she loves bracelets. So this is right up her alley. Thanks for sharing.

Love the idea of making several bracelets from a simple plastic water bottle! I have made button bracelets from elastic and this idea is much sturdier! As an option, you could cut the plastic to fit a larger wrist to make a bangle, or add some elastic to secure the ends. I love using so many buttons from your stash, I sure have plenty, and these would make great gifts!

Loved it and made one bracelet .. Fabulous idea

I love this idea I can see my grand daugther and I doing this I give it a 10

Love it!

soo cute!


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