Earlier this year, I showed you how I organise my thread and also my refashioning stash. Today I thought I'd share my solution for keeping my buttons stash neat, tidy and organised.
... clear, plastic containers stacked in a drawer - simple and works for me. The Decor containers were once in use in my kitchen and those with blue lids, Mr TMW picked up at a reject shop. So, in effect, the cost was very little.
Most of the containers are stacked three deep, which does mean I have to take the top ones out to see those at the bottom. It only takes a few seconds and means they don't take up much space.
As you can see, I also have elastic in the same drawer, both in a plastic bag and the cardboard boxes at the back.
With the bag of elastic removed, it's easier to see the containers at the very back. There's still a few empty ones, so room for my stash to grow. In fact, since taking the photos, I've added my latest vintage button finds.
The small containers are also very handy for storing bag making supplies and charms for zipper pulls.
Here are some more, mostly low cost, ways to store buttons. Many of them use items you probably already have at home and involve repurposing:
- Button Cards
- Bucket Button Storage
- IKEA Spice Jars
- Fabric Covered Jewellery Trays
- Vintage Button Drawers
- Spice Rack
- Wine Glasses
- Vintage Blue Ball Jars
- Spice Rack
- Wooden Trays
- Rajtan Spice Jars
- Tic Tac Containers
- Repurposing a Jar
- Baby Food Jar Pincushion and Button Storage
- Clear Compartmental Storage Trays
- DVD Boxes
- Plastic Storage Tubes
- Washi Tape Button Storage
- Three Tiered Rack
- Baby Food Jars
How do you store or display your buttons? Leave me a link if you've written a blog post, or take a photo and email me. I'd love to have a look and see your ideas. Maybe I could do a roundup, linking back to your blogs and showing your photos. I wonder how many different ideas we could come up with, between us all?