I really loved Mark Montano's "Stackable Bangles" project that I decided to take the concept and used buttons instead of beads for a more unique and whimsical approach!
Step 1: Materials
What you'll need to make these zip tie creations are...
- large zip ties
- fabric [scraps]
- buttons and / or beads
- thin craft wire (I'm using 20 Gauge Wire)
- hot glue gun (not shown)
- wire cutters
Step 2: Make the Bracelet
First, cut your large zip tie and measure it around your wrist to get the size you want. Then, tape the ends together into a bracelet.
Step 3: Add Fabric
Next, cut 1/2" pieces of fabric and wrap it around the zip tie, securing it periodically with hot glue to stay in place.
Step 4: Add Buttons
Now, cut a piece of craft wire about 14" in length. Then, wrap it around the zip tie about 3 times, thread a button through the wire, and secure it with more wrapping.
Step 5: Done!
I've made more of these zip tie bangles with buttons and berry beads, as you will see in these images!