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Thread: PLEASE!! Button Storage Suggestions-PLEASE!!

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    According to me I store my all buttons with separate small basket. I have plenty of button so sometimes confusing to storage such kind of things. Tat is why I divide it like store warm color buttons in separate basket and cool colored buttons in separate basket.

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    I like the look of buttons in the old Mason jars with the glass lids... but I like ANYTHING older than I am!!
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    I use the tiny little craft ziplock bags. I sort just as they are when they are put on a button card. Then I file the bags by color. I repurpose buttons so I get quite a few and do not want to do the pour and sort everytime I need buttons. In the bags I know just how many I have and if they will work for my project at a glance. I store the bags in the plastic bins with drawers that the guys usually store nuts & bolts in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam View Post
    I like the look of buttons in the old Mason jars with the glass lids... but I like ANYTHING older than I am!!
    This is great idea that you suggest. Mason jars will be the nice option to store buttons, I didn't even notice about that Mason jars will be useful in this way. I saw many Mason jars will available in so many different colors and size.

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    This is a great way to store buttons!

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    I just store my buttons in an old metal can - the kind you can buy at Christmas time to put candy, etc in - I don't have that many so it serves my purpose.
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    I am putting my vintage buttons, some still on cards, in a glass container with lid so that I can see the beauties.

    My own button collection is sorted by individual style and color before being threaded together with a short piece of floral wire. I cut the wire long enough to be able to twist the ends closed like a twist tie. Extra buttons with accompanying info from purchased garments are kept together in a quart plastic freezer bag.

    My aunt used to collect buttons, which was her main hobby. She had rack after rack of buttons mounted on paper boards carefully placed in custom frames. Her husband made the frames, I suppose she used frames because her father had a decorating store where he sold paint, wallpaper, custom frames, replacement glass, etc. She and my mother certainly knew how to replace glass panes and putty the edges. It's interesting to me that how our past experiences influence our current actions.

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    i use double sided fishing tackle boxes.

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    Ikea has some great option

    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj View Post
    I have some very old hand blown chemical jars, found empty at an old gold mine, some still have the labels on them, I store my buttons by color and use cork plugs for tops.
    I purchased what was to be used for knife storage, a wide magnectic bar and some clear jars from ikea. I put my buttons by color into the jars and clung them to the bar. They come in many sizes. Works great. You can see what you have and is very inexpensive.
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    I recommend a button box. Our Shop came with a button box that dates back a little over 50 years, back to when the building was a “Variety Store” as they called general merchandise stores back then. The 48” by 30” by 16” deep (not counting the stand) “Button Box” has remained in the shop ever since. We’re the third owners of it. Originally, it was only 4” deep, but somebody put taller sideboards on it sometime along the way.

    We decided to relocate the box within the shop in 2006, and had to empty the buttons out to do so. We used 30-gal plastic barrels to offload the buttons into and wheel them to the new location. During the process, we did a rough estimation on the button count in the box (using gallons and cups, and counting several random cupfuls to arrive at an average), and concluded that there were roughly 250,000 buttons.

    I buy all of the buttons that I can at yardsales, Estate Sales, and Auctions, and add them to the box to keep it freshened up and help maintain the volume. Customers buy buttons for 5-cents each, the same price it’s always been. We think it’s still a fair price for a button, considering that you have to look through 249,999 other buttons to find it. We help hunt when we can. We call it “Button Boxing”, and it’s about the most strenuous Sporting Event that we indulge in at our shop.

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