A couple of weekends ago, some friends and I spent about fives hours hitting garage sales. So much fun!! What I thought was a total jackpot was this large shoebox full of buttons that only cost me $1.00!!
Have you ever tried to buy buttons for a project just to find that they are NOT cheap? I was very excited about this deal.
Last night, I started the seemingly never-ending task of sorting the massive pile of buttons. As non-stimulating and monotonous as sorting buttons sounds, it's actually quite therapeutic. No thinking required and a sense of accomplishment in the end.
Well, I didn't reach the end last night, but I did make some headway.
I have been saving just about every plastic and glass jar that has found its way into my house. I didn't know what I was going to use them for, but now I do. A little Goo Gone to get the labels off and Viola! They are just perfect for my colorful little buttons. So cute!
I started off thinking that I'd sort them according to the colors of the rainbow. You know: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. Then I began to realize there were more categories than that: dusty rose, gray, brown, light yellow (because in the regular yellow pile, they looked white). I didn't have enough jars so Ziploc bags will have to do for now.
So what was probably a fairly simple project, I had to turn into a more complicated one. Oh well, it's fun. And I'm going to have quite a complete and well-sorted collection of buttons when I'm through. Can't wait to show you the end result!!