Saturday, April 20, 2019

Those button grab bags at thrift shops

At thrift shops near me, those button grab bags have become very expensive!  (Don't even get me started on the prices for a variety of really common buttons at an antique store sometimes...)
But if they're cheap I grab them up for the thrill of the hunt.  This time, I lucked out when I found all these pretty glass buttons amongst the extra button envelopes in one of the bags.  Especially those little deer!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Creative Button Storage

I found these deep, divided drawers at the Habitat for Humanity thrift shop.  They were used to store contact lenses originally.  I think they will make great button storage!
My adult son was with me when I bought them.  He said, what are you going to do with those?  I looked at him and said, well, can you think of anything small and round like a contact lens that I have a lot of?  And he just got a knowing look on his face.  He LOVES  to tease me about my button collecting!

If you know me well enough, you know I can't leave them as is, though.  I think I'll decoupage pretty paper on the outsides...
and then spray paint the insides of the drawers.  I think that especially larger buttons will store nicely in here.
Because I needed another project! (Not.)
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