What’s the best way to store my buttons? I must have hundreds of them for my crafting and sewing.
Lisa via FaveCrafts Radio Chatroom
Collectors often sort and store by age, color, and or shape. Most of us who have a button stash like to see what we have so buttons are stored in clear see-though containers. You want to keep your buttons out of direct sunlight and away from extreme heat. You can use zip lock bags, glass jars, clear containers and cleaned medicine bottles if you use them on a regular basis. Again sorting by color, size, and shape makes it easy to find the button you need for a project.
My friends also store buttons in decorative tins, hat boxes, and even an old library card file. Use your imagination. For a few years I stored my buttons in pretty vases on display in my living room. Storing in air tight containers helps prevent dust build up, but if you need to clean your buttons clean them with the appropriate cleaner for the material they are made out of for example plastic, bone, and porcelain buttons can be cleaned with mild soap and water, then buff dry.
Maria Nerius, Resident Craft Expert for FaveCrafts.com has quite the button stash thanks to family and friends! Do you have a stash of buttons too?