I did the “button jar” thing for a long time. I began to hate any project that required buttons for the simple fact that I had to sort through the jar of whatever color buttons I was after.
I saw the Hubs getting ready for a big fishing trip. He was putting lures and baits into divided containers. I had a lightbulb moment… maybe more of a DUH moment! Do you ever have those? It seemed so silly to me that I hadn’t thought about it before. I have always been good about using containers and baskets and boxes in creative ways.
I snagged two of the boxes from him and went to town sorting and separating for the last time!
Goodbye button jar sorting!!!!
I was reminded of all of this just the other day this when I realized I was running out of room between the two button boxes. I was beginning to plop two or three types of buttons in some of the sections. I had unopened button packages folded and squished in some compartments. It was time for a new button box! New one makes three!
An added bonus, these containers have super secure latches. You wont have to worry about the box flying open and standing in a sea of buttons… unless you don’t close it good!
Sort them once… see them instantly!