If you are a collector of buttons like me, you need some button storage solutions to know how to keep them orderly. Buttons come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Button storage solutions also can take on a few different varieties. I like to store my buttons in ways that are both functional and pretty. Let me show you 4 ways I’ve come up with.
The Dump in Something Pretty Button Storage Solution
The easiest method to store them is just to dump them in a bowl, a jar, or any container you can find. The colorful chaos is therapeutic and fun to sort through.
Color Sorting Button Storage Solutions
If your cup of tea in organizing is to have all the colors separated. Then finding a plastic divided tub is a great option for you. They can easily be found at craft stores for just a few dollars. Just don’t cry about it when you drop them on the floor. (I say this from a voice of experience.)
Muffin Tins aren’t just for the Kitchen
If you’d like that separation but with a vintage flair for display, then muffin tins are your ideal choice for button storage solutions. They can also divide and display many other things that need to be sorted.
Keep Those Cards
But what if your buttons are still on cards. Many of my vintage ones are and I want to keep it that way. The old cards are just as lovely as the buttons sometimes. For this storage solution I incorporated some of my enamel ware collection and wire baskets to hold my precious cargo.
There’s no wrong or right way to store you buttons.
I can’t say that I have a favorite way. Each one appeals to me. When I’m really needing a small purple button, most likely you’ll find me in that divided plastic storage box. If I just want a button in general, there’s nothing like digging around in the bowl to find the perfect one. If I need multiple buttons to all be matching then I go to the ones on cards. I use each of these methods for storing and more. For me if things are put away in drawers, I tend to forget about them. So, you’ll see each of these storage systems around my art studio.
For my creative spirit, collecting and storing my supplies is half the fun. Button storage is a favorite because buttons rank up there in my top nick-nack supply love list.
What do you like to collect in vast number in your crafting/art space? Do you display them with thoughts only on purpose or does design and display play a factor.
NOTE: THIS IS A POST FROM THE OLD BLOG DATED SEPTEMBER OF 2012
Welcome to my happy place!
This shot shows where the work gets done. If I’m not sitting at the desk on the computer, then I’m standing at the buffet creating. The buffet make a great standing work station. I have my clunky tools in the cabinets below and all the drawers are filled up as well. Of course the giant postal sorting box above is packed full of all sorts of supplies and tools right within my reach.
The closet is packed full. I took the doors off for easy access and visibility.
The other side of the room has a wonderful old drawer set that holds so much stuff inside and on top.
This little table is filled with all sorts of goodies.
I love this old dress form that I found at an auction for only $1
This is my favorite piece in all of my house. It is a giant antique postal sorter that I bought from an elderly neighbor. His grandfather brought it home when they did a postal remodel here in Lincoln, Nebraska. So it is easily over 100 years old. It holds so much character, stories, and loads of my stuff.
This corner holds all my printers and digital cutters
I have a thing for enamel ware! It makes great storage.
Behind the door is the preface place for my stamps. I made this shelf myself! I was quite proud of that accomplishment!
Muffin tins are great for organization.
I love these pieces. I purchased the string at an antique shop. The ink holder and gum rack came from my favorite shop, Simply Bungalow.
I never dreamed I’d have a space like this. Not so long ago, my space was relegated to the corner of the unfinished part of the basement. It was handy being next to the washer and dryer I suppose. But oh, how I love this room. This is my retreat.