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Thread: Organizing Buttons

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    Mine are in glass jars in a bin. Some are from my grandmother and I am afraid to use them but I know I show display them somehow. I have seen glass lamps with buttons in the base which I thought was a great idea.

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    I use the tool organizer (plastic drawers) like this one from Harbor Freight - and they have the best prices, too.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/40-bin...wer-94375.html
    Not as pretty to display, but really helpful if you like to organize your buttons by color, size, etc.

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    Look for the specialty buttons, the ones from the Navy P coats with the anchor on from WW2. Also, some of the metal buttons will have certain names on. I really like the old Victorian ones with different colors painted on. I have a lot on the cards too. I have all mine in the 1/2 gallon jars too and I display them in my sewing room. Will add more later with the old wooden spools.

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    I have a pretty large collection of buttons that are stored in different ways. I bought some of those very small zip locks and put sets into them into the tin. I have a very large tin that I have odds and ends of them separated by color into regular sandwich size bags in a large tin and then I have two plastic storage units that has them separated into colors in each labeled drawer. Oh, and I have a shoe box with carded button sets too.

    I have had three people give me their collections and my mother's when she passed. Plus I have my collected ones through the years. I always check at second hand stores for the old carded ones. It is very fun to find them just like new. I also have cut them off garments when it is no longer useful to wear. I love buttons, can you tell?

    Honestly, I have used many of them on repairs for my brother's and hubby's jackets and shirts. Usually on the jackets it has to be all of them replaced at once. It is rare that I have only one the right size and color.
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    Another button lover here but I rarely use them. I have them in glass jars in my sewing room. They look pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    I forgot to say, any containers with metal on the buttons or shank, throw in a couple of those little desiccant packs that come in pills. Those buttons can really get corroded...ask me how I know.

    If I go through those at a later day I set the desiccant packets in the sun for the day and then stick 'em back in the jar
    Thanks for the tip! I didn’t know why they changed color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conchalea View Post
    I looked on Pinterest for some ideas & the one I liked best was a spice rack with the jars full of buttons. It was cute & colorful with each jar containing a different color of buttons.
    I love the spice rack idea! Wouldn’t you know I already gave my spice rack away!
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