Ever wondered how to organize buttons? Without spending a ton of money at The Container Store? I have an easy upcycled cardboard organizer to share that fits the bill!
I can’t remember the last time I used more than a button or two in a project (here is the last time I used them, as car headlights!), and yet I have this gigantic stash of buttons from estate sales and Goodwill craft grab bags. I didn’t want them in a bunch of pretty, Pinterest-y glass jars since I don’t use them often, but having them color organized appealed to me. So I dug around in my recycling bin and got started!
Here are all my mismatched, loner buttons hanging out in their big bin before I started. If you’re on a craft room organizing roll, you can check out how to organize fabric scraps in this post too!
How to organize buttons
Here are the supplies that I used:
- Assorted, empty cardboard boxes from crackers, etc.
- Washi tape*
- Low, shallow storage container*
- If you need more supplies, here is a mixed bag of buttons*
All you need are some cardboard boxes & washi tape! I saved up a bunch of food boxes and started chopping.
I randomly added washi tape stripes and then trimmed so the tops were even with the tape, saving me the headache of trying to measure or straighten them out.
I love being able to reuse something, not to mention the price tag. Look how happy they all are, in color order!
The washi tape I used was from the Target dollar bins, and on the flimsy side. The designs showing through doesn’t really bother me, but I’m sure higher quality washi tape would be more opaque. You could also cover them with scrapbook paper, or leave them au naturele.
I love how it turned out, and the whole thing took maybe 2 hours. Instead of looking over to see a mess, now I see bright, happy stripes! I could see the same strategy being used for legos, sequins, or other tiny toys and trinkets.
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