Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Button organization

Time for more organizing. Isn't that always the way it is with craft supplies? We all seem to love sorting and organizing. My buttons are multiplying rapidly. The come in so many luscious colors. I store each color in a jelly jar (Polaner All Fruit). My problem was that I hadn't labeled the jars as I purchased the buttons, and it was becoming difficult to tell them apart, especially the large number of pink and red ones.



My nine year old daughter helped me get all of my jars labeled the other day. We punched a circle of the appropriate color of cardstock, and then used my Karen Foster snap stamps to stamp the color names. Perfect!

4 comments:

Chris said...

What a great idea - I am always muddling up raspberry fizz and hibiscus; spring rain and ocean tides!

nina said...

Oh I should start labelling my jars too! I only have a few PTI buttons but I'm sure that will change. I use Bonne Maman jam jars. :) I love your blog - just came here from the PTI forum and have now subscribed. Off to explore...

Barbara said...

I realize I'm late to this post, but I am wondering where you got your stamp pad storage boxes. They are so perfect I'd love to find some like them. Thanks for sharing!

Chris Simon said...

Barbara, the ink pad storage boxes are actually cassette tape storage boxes. They hold 100 cassettes. You can sometimes find them at thrift stores or on ebay. If you mount them on the wall, be sure to anchor them very well - they're quite heavy when they're full!