Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Buttons, Buttons Everywhere...

It's been a long time since I've rocked {ie, wore} a bunch of different little buttons...you know, cool little thing-a-ma-jigs that sport artwork and slogans from bands or shops. I remember wearing a cluster of them on a jacket...and later having a whole bunch on a bag. However, these days, with 3 kiddos {sometimes 4} in tow...all that "flair" seemed more like a pin prick waiting to happen than it did a fashion statement!
But what to do with all that tiny goodness? Tired of having these buttons in a little baggie in a dresser drawer, I decided there must be a better use for them. {Ofcourse, if these are collectors item tyoe buttons, you might not want to do this.} However, I had no qualms about repurposing the buttons I had + so I just popped the pin part off the back of the button, {leaving the flat shiny backing} and then hot glued a magnet onto the back. Sure, since it is metal, technically you could just let the magnetism do all the work, but the bit of hot glue makes them far more durable. Because really, who couldn't use an extra magnet?!



  1. hey! i love this idea... my buttons fell off in the extra hustle and bustle of mothering... bags taking more wear and tear than they had ever known... this is great - thanks!

  2. Oh man, great idea! I have a ton of buttons that I never wear because either I don't really like them that much or I like them too much and don't want to lose them.

  3. Timely post for me. I have been wondering what to do with all my knitting-related pins while at the same time thinking I needed more magnets. Genius!


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