Since the first button was hand carved, sewists have been looking for clever button storage ideas. Currently, my buttons sit in this wretched storage container that gets tucked into the drawer of a rolling plastic unit.
The only thing this button storage bin has going for it is the fact that my buttons are in one place. That’s it. I usually end up tossing new buttons straight into the drawer without putting them in the storage bin.
What this means is I buy lots of buttons because I don’t know what I have on hand.
Recently, while thumbing through a Threads magazine, I ran across a great button storage idea that I had to try. And this one really works too.
You will need a roll of Glad Press ‘n Seal plastic wrap, card stock, and plastic binder sleeves.
Lay the card stock on a flat surface. Tear off a piece of Press ‘n Seal twice the width of the card stock (roughly 16″). Lay the Press ‘n Seal sticky side up.
Place buttons on the sticky side of the Press ‘n Seal and press them down. I thought about making cute faces or spelling something with my buttons, but that would really defeat the whole organization of buttons ~ but wouldn’t that look cute 🙂
Fold the plastic wrap over the buttons and press ‘n seal. I pressed the sticky sides around the edges and bottom. This keeps the plastic wrap attached to the cardstock. A bit of tape around the sides and bottom wouldn’t hurt either.
Once all of the edges and ends are folded over and pressed down, slip the card with the buttons into a plastic binder sleeve.
Buttons at a glance: pull out the card, cut off the buttons I need, and slip the card back into the sleeve.
I love it.