Besides being very functional, buttons are also used in countless ways in the worlds of arts and crafts. Recently I found this fun set of 4 vintage button tags on http://www.doecdoe.blogspot.com/. It is a pdf. file that is easily printed off. Here is what I did with one of them.
I pulled a real button out of my stash and attached it with a glue dot up in the top right.
Perfect match wouldn't you say?
Don't you just love that pink jar?
I got it in a thrift store in Santa Barbara this past spring.
I was cleaning out a container full of all those little envelopes of extra buttons
that you accumulate
from garments when you purchase them.
These were from clothes that I did not have anymore.
It occurred to me that this jar would be just perfect for them!
Martha Stewart had a clever idea this past week
Use a business card case--available at an office supply store--
to keep extra buttons, yarn, thread, and fabric care instructions
for your garments.
Do you have a system that works for you?
If so, we'd love to hear about it!