Wednesday, February 24, 2010

button storage for button addicts

It's only February, so I can't give up on my resolution to get organized yet! So we continue with the craft closet makeover. I recently beefed up my button supply with a Papertrey Ink order. I LOVE their vintage button collections--the colors are amazing, and so are the prices! I love being able to see what I have in my stash, so I had to find something to show them all off.


I found these little jars for $1 each at Michael's. Seriously? $1? I know. I nearly cleaned out my Lynnwood store location. Don't they look pretty? You could easily dress up a jar like this for a cute and inexpensive gift for your crafty friends. I love these buttons for sewing and paper crafts. I am a button addict!

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Cat J B said...

My one and only resolution is organisation too! A work in progress in my case....

Shorty said...

Yes, those are the cutest little jars! Your organization looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the idea!

debbie susee said...

I think I'm gong to have to check out Papertrey Ink. I keep seeing great things by them like ribbons and buttons. Love the cute jars. So pretty.

mandapanda said...

They look fabulous!!! I tried doing this with mine, but ran out of jars after sorting throufgh all the colours and styles. You think you're a button addict? You should see my collection!!!

Brielle said...

oooooo sooo pretty. I just got a large jar like that for .25 cents at a second hand store. It came with some real vintage buttons in it too. I love buttons but sometimes they are expensive.

Keriann said...

Oh my gosh I have to same thing! $1 jars from Michaels!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how fun and colorful they look in my craft room sitting up on their appointed shelf! I organized them that way about 2 years ago and I haven't had any notion to try it differently! I think I've got a winner!!

Crafting in the beach hut said...

My name is Lucy and I am a button addict! I thought I was the only one :o) Love your little jars - great for seeing the buttons in all their twinkly colourful glory. Must get mine out of their dark rusty tins! Lucy (Founder Member of BAA - Button Addicts Anonymous) x

Barbra said...

Baby food jars and votive candle holders work well also. Think I have enough?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/allaboutthebuttons/2772214011/

Cheryl said...

Ooooo...makes me want to organizemy crafty stuff and buy tons of colorful buttons

Sarah said...

Love this idea! It's such a great display too.

Diane at kidoozy.com said...

So simple. So Cute. You've inspired me, and in doing so have given me a project to keep my eight year old twins busy for an afternoon while seperating 4 big tins of buttons. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

DanainDFW said...

Looks cute. I might go load up on those jars, too. I was looking for that type jar at Christmas for holding a homemade sugar scrub. Wish I'd found them at that price back then. :^)

Stephanie Rose said...

I am a button FREAK! I had no idea until one day when I was compelled to buy this bag of buttons - that's when "the fat lady sung" so to speak. I use baby food jars to store my buttons and I have to say, to stack them, line them up, roll them around, shake them, whatever, can be like therapy at time! love your jars!

Pearl Girl said...

Those are dang cute jars, I did the same thing with babyfod jars. Can't pass up free, even though your jars are better.
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the cupcake fairy said...

love it. really cute idea for a craft room or kids room even.

Lissa @ MyThriftyTreasures said...

I'm addicted to buttons too! I have a big huge jar of all of them and have been thinking of a cute way to organize them. This just may be the winning idea!

IrishBelle318 said...

What a great idea for storing your adorable buttons! Looks great :D

Karen said...

I am a Huge button addict! And I Love PTI's button offerings!! I have mine in small jars too...different ones though. But, I'll have to keep my eye out for these for little gifts as they would be really fantastic. Great share! :>

MuMmARat said...

The obsessive compulsive in me desperately wants my buttons colour coded, all my girlfriends laughed at me!!! But I'm saving any small glass jars so I can sort them.

The Seaman Family said...

Very cute idea! I LOVE your blog, and I'm soooo going to JoAnne's today. ;)

Amy said...

Ohhhh I remember what I said now! My name's Amy and I'm a button-aholic! I have mine in a clear section-y tray, but they might have to be transferred into jars, yay! thanks for stopping by my blog :D

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MFamily said...

Alrighty - I went to Michaels in Iowa in search of these jars - and didn't find any... booo. Where in the store were the located? With canning stuff?

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Little Birdie Secrets said...

Okay, the location of the jars in the store was WAY random. They were on a shelf back by the wood stuff. You know, the plain wood shapes you can paint or cover or whatever. I was there getting clothespins for my ribbon when I spotted them. Score!

MFamily said...

Yes - thanks I will check that spot. Yea I looked by the canning stuff and there wasn't even a spot for them so I knew I must have had it wrong.

silverblue said...

I too an in love with buttons. I have the same jar set up in my craft room. It's great because I can see them all and be constantly inspired.

Another great supplier of buttons is Mariiam on etsy. Here is the link to her shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mariiam

I did a bit piece on buttons on my blog as well a few months back. Here is the link: http://silverbluedesigns.blogspot.com/2009/09/button-button-whos-got-button.html

thanks again for sharing

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