Thursday, July 15, 2010

Button Chains

My button box had filled up. I couldn't open the lid without spilling a couple of buttons, and going through it to find the ones I wanted was just impossible (unless I was willing to empty half the contents)! I tried keeping the colours together in jars, but it just didn't suit me or my crafting style. It was either buy another bigger box, or find some way to create more room within the one I had. So I found some thick plastic thread and started beading the colours together.Not only has this created more room in my button box, but I no longer have trouble finding the colours I need.It was so much fun to go through my stash and rediscover buttons I had forgotten about!Stringing the colours together was easy to do and to watch the chains grow longer was great!Of course, this means I don't have a good excuse not to buy more buttons...Note to self: Buy more thread to make other coloured button chains.

12 comments:

Christine M said...

But what happens when you want "that" button right in the centre of the chain?! lol Hugs, Christine

Jo in TAS said...

Are you going to use those buttons, or are they all for show??

teresa said...

You have waaaaay too much time on your hands girl. Get over here and help me quilt my quilt... I'm running out of time!!! Love your button chains ha ha ... they look really cool... I agree but, how do you get the button you want out of the middle???

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Manda.....question please...can you spare a blue button.....LOL..

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Gorgeous tlook at ...But knowing me the button I want will be the one right in the thick of the chain!! LOl

clare's craftroom said...

Buttons make me smile ! Yours look so pretty !

apparentlyjessy said...

Haha, I bet those button strings are heavy! I don't think you can ever have too many buttons!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Gorgeous! This reminded me of my childhood - on grey, rainy days, Nan would get out her button box and give me needle and thread and I'd sit and make button chains! Thanks for bringing out that memory:)

BubzRugz said...

They look so great don't they? I would just have them like that in a pretty glass bowl............ Hugz

Sandi Butler said...

Wow, you sure do have a lot of buttons. I just have mine sorted in their colours in jars and zip lock bags.

Lynn said...

I love these! makes me want to string them together and make a rainbow garland!

KaHolly said...

Wow! Look at all the buttons, gotta' love them. Manda Panda, thanks so much for visiting my blog and spending so much time looking around. I was tickled to death! I appreciate your lovely comments. ~karen