I have one. I cut the buttons of off clothes that become rags. When clothes come with extra buttons they usually go into the button jar too.
Oddly, I've never used any buttons out of the jar yet.
That is funny you have never used them! Find someone that crafts that will. Buttons would be a welcome gift!
I've seen lots of ideas for Christmas decorations made from buttons so I think the kids will probably made some of those this year.
Then of course they just like to play with them, there are endless options for sorting, making patterns and pictures.
Andrea , wife to K , mother to
I rarely, if ever, use them to replace old buttons or missing buttons...I like to buy cute ones when I see them. Nothing fancy, just cute colorful ones, flower shapes, kiddie shapes, etc.
Ds loooooves them, we use them on artwork, to sort, play with, count. Last year for day 100 of school each child had to bring in a 100-of-something project and we glued 100 of them onto a poster board.
..didn't even put a dent in our collection.
Ya know a good kids art project and use upwards of 50 buttons??
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I've tried a couple times to sort through my buttons to see how many matching buttons I've got, but my daughter loves to play with them when I do that.
I've used two buttons from my jar in the last week and a half for meding clothes.
I strung all of my old extra buttons that came with clothes for my DD when she was little. I also have a button box, but it's mostly stuff I bought. They are mostly on cards. I always check there first. I don't cut them off of clothes. I usually donate old clothes before they become rags, so I don't need to cut the buttons off.
I am still oddly attached to my grandma's button tin. I love to go through them, and even weirder, love the smell of it! Brings back many happy memories. I think this year I'll start my own button jar! I actually think a clear glass jar (Ball canning jar type) with buttons would be a beautiful knick-knack on an end-table!
Lisa L&D RN mama to DS#1 (4-01) DS#2 (9-03) DD (10-05) X2, 10-2011