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

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    Post PLEASE!! Button Storage Suggestions-PLEASE!!

    Good Afternoon Every1,

    I hope that all is well with you & your families. I am doing good. I am making my 4 year old son pjs for Christmas. I had to buy buttons for the outfits. I have not been a "Big" Button Collector up to this point. So I need ideas on how to store them in my sewing room. Any help, suggestions, pics, & ideas are GREATLY APPRECIATED!! Please & Thank you so very much for your help.

    Have a blessed day.

    debra
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    Istore all my buttons by color in either bouilon cube jars or baby food jars. They stack easily and you can see exactly what you have.
    Kathy Osterby

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    I use the little craft bags that close and sort according to color. I still have a big container of all kinds of buttons and I go through them sometimes to see what I might need. I don't use that many buttons any more and should try to get rid of a few.
    Debra

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    I string all my buttons together by color and matching designs. Then I put them in jars.
    So if I have 10 white buttons with the same design I string them together and throw in my jars.
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    String them together so you have all the same together. Them you can put them in a big jar and enjoy the colors,

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    I was lucky! my hubby got lots of the clear plastic containers at work free; the ones with small divided spaces you can adjust that have lids that flip open and lock down tite. They work great and you can see all the colors.
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    Mason jars from Big Lots holds lot of buttons.
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    Medicine ie prescription bottles hold several sizes.

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    I have a huge metal rectangular bin with a tight fitting lid that I store mine in. They are not sorted and I just dump it out when I'm looking for something. My sister got me the tin full of shortbread cookies many Christmas's ago. I do have a smaller metal biscuit tim full of tiny buttons too. Some people like to put them in old fashioned glass sealers and display them too.

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    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.

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