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

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    Lightbulb I have a small wall cabinet with a glass door. Tiny jelly glasses inside

    I have a small wall cabinet with a glass door. Small antique jelly glasses inside hold my various buttons sorted by color.

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    here's mine-I got little jars from hobby lobby (also ribbon, paint and some other stuff in this shelf)

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    A few years ago , I sold my very large stash of sewing and crafty stuff including my hundreds of buttons before I moved to Fl. I had a small car and brought what I could pack in it. Ive spent the past six years trying to replace all of it , haha , and having great fun. My tip for storing buttons is this. I used to save the plastic coated wires from bread( breadties) and use them to string together my buttons. They were good for a few buttons. Also, I saved the paper coated wires that you sometimes find around fresh greens in the grocery store which are much longer.My mother taught me to recycle everything and I do.
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Size:  265.0 KBWhen I have a small amount of buttons to keep track of I use the plastic embroidery boxes with all the dividers in them, they are fairly inexpensive and stack well. My larger supply go in these jars.lolName:  buttonjars 001.JPG
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    Beautiful!!!

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    Granma had a button box usually metal she stored hers. I have the box still and love to rummage in. Sets of new buttons I store in box in a plastic bag with an elastic band on, this means I can still see them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cny_sewer39 View Post
    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.

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    debra
    I use canning jars and sort by color. Sm jars for less buttons, etc.

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    Button, Button, Who's got the button?

    What a fun thread!

    LOL -- the OP's son was 4, is now 7!!

    quiltingnoni, I just love your container!

    sewbeadit, I thought I'd be drawn to the bright, fresh colors, but the tall container on lower left with the dull/autumn colors is gorgeous. What an eye you have! Those make a much more dynamic display than if you'd separated the different colors.

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    My buttons are all mixed together in a big glass jar I found at Walmart.

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    When I was growing up, my grandmother had a drawer of her sewing table reserved for the buttons that had accumulated over the years. I would spend hours sorting through the buttons, making matches and choosing my favorites...some were so amazingly ornate. It is a cherished memory and I believe that I will create such a haven for my grandchildren when they are a little older. All of us grandchildren were involved with dance, baton and other activities requiring ornate costumes that my mother and grandmother made...sequins and beads were something that required sorting and a creative storage solution. My grandfather made my grandmother a rack with baby food jars. He simply attached the lid to the undersides of the boards and then you simply unscrewed the color of sequins, beads, etc that you needed for a project. Depending upon the number of buttons, this would be a great way to store them, especially if sorted by color. My husband has said that he'll make be a similar rack for some of my craft items so I have asked my kids to save me baby food jars...I think I have a dozen, so far. I like the bigger ones.

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    I use an old tin that fruitcakes use to come in for storing loose buttons but if they are on a card, I stored them by type in a few shoeboxes.
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    Love this thread - especially the pics. I used to just throw all my buttons in a gallon plastic jar - like those that you buy pretzels or cheese puffs in from Smart & Final, Sam's, or Costco. When my MIL died over 10 yrs I inherited her sewing & knitting supplies & there were so many buttons in tins I began collecting the blue mason type jars as I ran across them in 2nd hand shops & actually sorted them by color for display. Everything came to a grinding halt w/major life changes for me including selling my home these past few years, but here is their current home.
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    What a lovely display!

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    I use Weck canning jars, purchased directly from their website (much cheaper than Amazon or Williams Sonoma) The jars are clear, have glass lids with rubber gaskets and clamp closed. I like them because they're easily stacked and their different odd shapes make for a nice display in my sewing room.

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    I store mine in the plastic bags that are designed for embroidery floss. The bags have holes punched in them and I hang them on the rings that you get at Staples or Office Depot. I then hang them rings on pegboard hooks.
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    I've not been in need of many buttons! I do use an old jewelry box with sections on the top shelf that I organize by color and the bottom section holding buttons that are still on cards or are too large. Specialty buttons (antiques, extra large/decorative ones) I keep in a separate plastic box with dividers. I've made one quilt where I added buttons and otherwise only access buttons to replace ones on pants or shirts. Oh, and I do have a small 4x6 container of buttons my mother and grandmother collected that I look through on rare occasions.
    Do you all expect to or use buttons that frequently? Has anyone seen a 'projects with buttons' thread? That would be nice to view!

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    I went to Walmart in the tools department and bought the cheep plastic storage bins they have for screws. I even have then color coded in different bins

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    I had a gentleman make this just for my buttons!!
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