Moms love the gift of handmade keepsakes from their loved ones. Let your children follow these easy instructions to make sweet jewelry or precious napkin rings out of buttons and string! We made these darling treasures using buttons we had laying around in our sewing and craft supplies. Mix it up with vintage buttons found at local flea markets, antique stores or yard sales. You can even add small trinkets and charms for an even more personal feel.
Fold a piece of tape around the end of a piece of string or elastic (make sure to cut it a couple inches longer that your desired length). The tape will secure the buttons until you finish. Thread the string through both holes of a button.
Continue threading beads onto your string until you have a series of buttons in place.
Move the buttons down the string to the tape and align them back to front, then front to back. Continue adding buttons until you have reached your desired length.
Bring together the two ends of your necklace. Remove the tape. Tie together the string ends making sure to align a button-top to a button-bottom.