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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.

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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.
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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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    I sorted mine in a shallow square craft container with lots of partitions in it. Found the container at JoAnn's. Someone else did it on the board and I stole the idea. It works great and it stores nicely in a drawer.

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    I have some large fancy glass containers with covers that I was given and I've been putting them in those.

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    I use the storage containers from the tool department at Home Depot or Lowe's. The guys use them for storing and separating nuts and bolts and nails etc. They come in all sizes, mine has 48 clear plastic see through drawers of varying sizes, and can be stored on shelves or hung on the wall. Inexpensive too.

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    I use the storage containers from the tool department at Home Depot or Lowe's. The guys use them for storing and separating nuts and bolts and nails etc. They come in all sizes, mine has 48 clear plastic see through drawers of varying sizes, and can be stored on shelves or hung on the wall. Inexpensive too.

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    I sort by color/design, put them into snack-sized bags, and keep them in old cookie tins. A few really old ones that I will never part with are in a mason jar where i can see them.

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    Mason jars are good. Also, you can get clear glass vases at Goodwill for 50 cents to $1. Depends on whether you
    want decorative storage or not. Joanns also sells a 3 compartment plastic container by June Taylor which says it's for
    buttons. It's in the craft section.

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    I store my buttons in a "nuts and bolts" storage shelf. They are inexpensive and can be found in the hardware section of most stores. They are sturdier than most craft storage items and take up little room.
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    I like my buttons in the old fashioned quart jars with the wire closing.
    The clear jars show the colored buttons and look cute on the shelves.

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    Button storage

    I store my buttons in a tackle box. Each divided section contains a size. When I have a lot of buttons the same size I use a few sections located together and sort by color. You can see I have heavy duty button thread in this box also. For buttons that are not on cards I string matching buttons together. Cover buttons are in plastic bags. The extra buttons for purchased clothing are all together in one section.
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    The colored jars are pretty but for mainly storing buttons - go to the hardware store and get the storage containers that the men use for their nuts, bolts, and screws, etc. They have dividers and come in all different sizes. Then you can sort out by color, size, design, etc. I don't have baby food jars any more so that is what I would use. Really need to do that for my our button stash too.

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    I bought a compartmentalized matchbook car box and store in that

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    An old half gallon clear glass pickle jar works for me. I just pour the buttons out when I need a couple. I love looking at them so don't mind sorting through them. It takes up less space and sits on my mantle most days. My kids love to shake it and look at the buttons. I have even caught them running their hands through them. My DD is 20 now, and my boys are almost 18! They have buttons in that jar with "their name" on them for whatever future project!

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    I keep mine in a 1 gallon jar. They look so pretty.

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    I buy the square clear glass storage bottles. They come in several sizes and stack nicely. I have lots of buttons.
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    Button Storage

    I have mine in old mason jars. Labeled each onee... leather buttons, metal buttons, theme buttons, holiday buttons, black, white, wood, itsy bitsy, extra large, etc. etc. Makes it easy to find one when needed.
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