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Uses for Old Buttons

Button Craft Ideas


Do you have a jar or box full of buttons that you've accumulated over the years? Well, now's the time to put them to use. Here are several fun craft projects that start with old buttons:

Button Magnets

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Give your fridge a splash of color and personality with a set of magnets made from buttons.

Button Earrings

Turn the spare buttons that sometimes accompany new clothes into a set of earrings that coordinate perfectly with your outfit. Genius!

Button Bouquet

Need a gift for someone who has it all? Then, try a button bouquet. It's colorful, unique and doesn't require watering.

Button Bracelet

Enjoy jewerly making, but hate paying for expensive beads? Then, switch to making jewelry out of buttons. Start with a simple button bracelet, and let your creativity lead you from there.

Button Cards

Jazz up your homemade greeting cards with a few button embellishments, and they'll look better than store-bought.
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