I LOVE the buttons in the small “button containers” for around a dollar from Wal-mart and Michael’s – the ones with a plastic barrel and enormous button top – and I’ve saved all the empty containers with endless crafting possibilities in mind!
There are just so many uses for these little containers:
Decoratively store your buttons until you are ready to use them. Try displaying them in an old shadow box!
- Decoratively store your tiny crafting materials (like those googley eyes that always end up EVERYWHERE) in the same manner.
- Use every part of the button container: Use the LARGE button top as a craft accent on a “Cute as a Button” photo frame or other button craft project. Use the barrel of the container as a drawer organizer in a shallow drawer. And finally use the ribbon as an ornament hanger.
- Turning the entire container into a sewing ornament with fabric, rick-rack, lace and buttons.
- What ideas can you come up with?