I’ve never been able to get rid of spare buttons. I figured I owed that to my underlying hoarding problem. But about six months ago I went to a church bazaar and came across a jar filled with white buttons (over 200) for 1$. So although I was there to make money, I ended up spending 1$ on the buttons and sneaking it back to our table without my bf knowing (he just doesn’t get it). So now I had 200+ buttons but wanted more! CRAVED more!!! So every time I went to a bazaar I looked for buttons! Bazaars are THE best place to find vintage buttons for dirt cheap (.50-$3). But it wasn’t enough. I only go to go to church bazaars once, sometimes twice a month and my NEED to acquire more buttons wasn’t being met. So I started looking for them at the dollar store. I told myself it was OK since it only cost 1$ sometimes 2$ (plus tax). Of course, each time I got out of the dollar store with a bill for 25$ or more, I was always surprised.
About a month ago, my dear sister bought me two sack of mixed color buttons from Walmart (she knows the way to my heart) and my son asked me what I’m going to do with them. Yea mom, what do you need those buttons for! So as a fun little game I thought we would sort them out per color together. We ended up having so much fun that day that I figured now was the time to bring out my other buttons that I had secretly been stashing away over the past few months. I was extremely happy with a number of buttons that I did have.
This weekend was spent sorting out buttons and putting away my crafts “stuff” (after one year of stockpiling them in my closet). It was interesting to see all the different kind of buttons that I have. I have to admit, though, after sorting out buttons for 2 hours, I couldn’t wait to be done with it. I have enough buttons…for now. A friend suggested I use them for arts and crafts so will most likely give that a go and see what cool DIY projects I can create with my buttons!