Saturday, May 15, 2010

Scrapbook Storage 101 - Buttons

Buttons. I love them. And as a scrapbooker, it is highly likely that you do too. It's also likely that you have at least a small collection of them. I wouldn't say that I have a huge amount of buttons, but I do have my fair share. Organizing your buttons depends on your personal taste and your scrap space.

If space is limited, and you don't have a ton of buttons, you could go with my personal choice for button storage. I just throw them all in an old silver dish that a friend bought for me in Mexico. I love this piece, and I leave it sitting out beside my sewing machine. I love to just dip my hand into it and dig for that perfect button. I know it isn't necessarily “organized”, but it works for me.

Maybe you have plenty of space, and if you have a lot of buttons, these plastic containers with compartments are very functional. If you would like something more compact, small metal tins work perfect and can be easily stacked to save space.

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If you are looking for something more decorative, fun jars might be what you need. You can get all shapes and sizes based on your space and how many buttons you have.

Photos from Little Birdie Secrets blog and

If you are into vintage things, the old muffin tin or vintage canning jars work great and look cool too!

One of my favorite button storage ideas is the converted spice rack! It is functional, decorative, and a space saver!

Photo from Crafty Storage blog

The possibilities are endless with button storage! Have fun with it and happy scrapping!


  1. Great ideas Deb, I love the spice rack! Thanks for sharing this :)

  2. great ideas! I have mine in little containers, but when I redo my scrap space, I am so thinking of putting them into a spice rack!

  3. Love your button storage! As usual I have way too many for that so mine are in jars.