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DIY Button Belt


Button up! I got a package of wooden buttons in the mail last week. Perfect for making belts! For those of you that have been reading my earlier posts, you’ve seen the same type of buttons on several earlier projects: button rings, bracelets, name flags, magnets and earrings. This time I’ll make a colorful button belt.


1. Supplies: 40 buttons in different colors and 40 in. twine. The amount of buttons and the length of the twine will of course vary from person to person. Measure around your waist as you make the belt. Start with bending the twine on the middle. 2. Thread the twine through two of the holes in a button and tie a loop. 3. Now thread the twine through all the buttons and tie a knot after the last button making sure they’ll keep in place. Fasten the belt by wrapping the loop around a couple of buttons.


If anyone wonders where I’ve bought the buttons, I found them on eBay. They come in 7 different colors, and the diameter is 20 mm / 0.78 in.



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  1. Meg K

    Meg K

    Cute idea!!! :)

    • Erlend



  2. Emma


    Wow!What a creative mind!

    • Erlend



  3. Marie


    where did you get your buttons from. Is there a place where I can order them?? Love this Idea.

    • Erlend


      As stated in the post: here 😉

    • Erlend


      Alright, thank you Michael :-) Buttons rock!

  4. It is funny, I just used craft wire too, but with beads.

    • Erlend


      Gracias Abi!!

  5. So cute! Now I have something to do with all the buttons I buy just coz I like to look at them.

    • Erlend


      And now you can wear them and look at them all the time :-) Thanks for stopping by Sarah :-)

  6. monica


    love it ! and loved the bottom ring idea, so simple et so beautiful. thanks

    • Erlend


      Simple and beautiful, that’s what I’m aiming for 😉

  7. very nice. I love the colors…keep up the good work!

    • Erlend


      Thanks – I will :-)

  8. Vera lucia

    Vera lucia

    Idéia maravilhosa!Lindo!

    • Erlend


      Obrigado Vera :-)

  9. Terry


    It’s very cute but I see the buttons overlapping each other so it seems you would need to make it longer than you actually need. Still a cute idea. :)

    • Erlend


      hi there Terry. The twine is a bit elastic, so the buttons do not overlap each other when you tighten the belt around your waist :-)

  10. Debra Butler

    Debra Butler

    How do you keep the belt from getting all twisted up? I made one using waxed twine & it twists & gets tangled up. I was going to make some for Christmas gifts for my granddaughters but if they have to spend so much time untangling them, they won’t wear them. I really love the button belt idea &I I know my granddaughters would too! Any ideas?

    • Erlend


      Hmm. Good question Debra. Mine does not get tangled up. I guess it depends on what kind of twine you’re using. One idea is to always keep the belt on a pair of pants or maybe on a clothes hanger?

      • Debra


        Thanks for answering my question! for the belt I already have made, I’m going to try putting a strip of colored duck tape on the back and see if it will hold up. I will try a different kind of twine for the next one. I’ll let you know the duck tape works.

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