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How to Store Your Collection of Buttons

Button Storage Ideas

Buttons do more than just close and open your clothes.  For those who are avid crafters, the possibilities of great buttons placed strategically on craft projects can create images and designs that are boundless.  Only your imagination can place a limit to what buttons can do.  But they can be used on absolutely every craft project imaginable.

If you have your very own supply of good quality wholesale buttons that you recently purchased from us, it’s time to organise and store them the way that they deserve.  If you throw all your buttons in one single jar, you know for sure that it will take you time to find that one gold 4-hole button that you desperately need right in that moment.  If you’re impatient, you’ll be dropping all your buttons from the jar on the table to find that once special piece.  And you wouldn't want to do that every time you look for a specific button, do you?

Properly placed and stored buttons will not only give you great convenience, but it will also add a professional organisational touch to your sewing/craft area.

Here are 6 Great Ideas to Store Your Collection of Buttons

  1. Buy a counter top wine rack and some clear glass jars with lids that can fit into the spaces.  Organise your buttons by colour or design and place them in individual jars.  Carefully place them on the wine rack and place on table or shelf.  Cute and organized, it will also be easier for you to see the buttons you’ll be looking for.
  2. A simple but practical way to store your buttons is to place them in a flat plastic toolbox.  Buy one with as many dividers as possible so you can separate the buttons by colour and design.
  3. If you have covered boxes at home, simply place the buttons inside, still separating them by colour and design.  Since you can’t see what’s inside the boxes, glue or tape one of the buttons on the front or top lid of the box so you know which boxes contain which buttons.
  4. Another simple idea is to buy small fish bowls.  Easily divide your buttons and place them inside the fish bowl.  This is the most convenient way to store your buttons as you can see them directly, and dip your hands inside without having to open a lid or take them out of a shelf. This is only good if you have plenty of space as they take up a bit of room to have them laid out like this.
  5. If you want the cheapest way to store buttons, place them in plastic Ziploc.  You can see through the plastic and seal them securely.  They won’t take up much space and you can easily store them in a drawer.
  6. And lastly, the most creative idea of all, if you've got a few special buttons like vintage ones, or made with special details or crystals, get a piece of pretty fabric and baste them on.  It’s the cutest way to store them without having to worry about losing them in your craft room.  You can even hang the fabric on a wall for decoration and easy access.

Buttons are very tricky to store because they’re mostly tiny.  They serve two purposes – for function and embellishments so you need to have them in close proximity to where you’re working.  Try any of these ideas for easy storage and access to your wholesale buttons. Take a look at our great range of wholesale buttons we have for sale here.