Spare Button & Thread Organizer

Jul 1

Happy Monday peeps! Hope you had a great weekend!

This morning I’m on a plane heading to the new house – woot! Be sure to check in on Instagram for photos of the pool progress…And maybe even a few shots of the actual house. I’m so excited to be there. I’ll be spending 3 full days there meeting with contractors, finally choosing paint colors, taking measurements for where furniture may fit (or not fit), buying my daughter her big girl bed (sniff sniff), and much more. I’ll even be able to see some family and friends for a break. Can Not Wait!

Even though I’m out of town, I still had a little something to share with you. Today, I’m sharing my spare button and thread organizer…In case you missed this over on Aimee’s blog last week. 😉

You know, those spare buttons and thread pieces that come attached to new clothing you’ve purchased? Most times, these little buttons and threads can be found attached to the price tag or inside the garment. Over the last few years, I’ve spent time updating my wardrobe from maternity clothing to a non “hey look, I’m a mom!” wardrobe. I promised myself to only buy the pieces I truly loved seeing in my closet and would actually wear. With the ultimate goal being that once it’s home, I’ll also take very good care of it so it lasts forever.

But what do I do with those extra buttons and threading that come with the garment? Most times I would just cut it off and throw them into a bathroom drawer. As you can imagine, over time that drawer became a big mess. And if I needed to find a button? Forget about it!….

 

 

And forget about the buttons without a label…

This got old fast!

To solve the issue, I created a small spare button and thread folder/organizer. I grabbed an inexpensive folder from Target (about $2.50)…

 

The folder needed a hook and eye to hold the plastic sheets I planned on using…

Speaking of plastic sheets, these are 9-pocket sheets intended for baseball cards. But you may recognize these if you’re a couponer…

But did you know, they are the perfect little sheet for containing buttons and thread too!…

All I did was add the 9-pocket sheets to the folder, with a standard white sheet of paper in between each plastic sheet. Then I started popping all of the buttons and thread into the pockets…

 

 

When it came to those that didn’t have a brand or label attached, I created my own with washi tape and clear label tape…

 

Washi tape…

Clear label…Done!…

Finally, I popped a small hotel size sewing kit into a pocket as well. That way if I needed to fix a button, everything was right there in my closet where I need it…

Folder done!…

I’ve got it sitting on the master closet counter for easy access…

Now when I buy something new and remove the button or thread, I stick it into an empty pocket. Easy!

This folder/organizer could easily be tucked into a drawer or placed on a shelf to be out of sight.

If you have lots of spare buttons and thread floating around in your closet, I hope this simple and inexpensive idea will work for you!

Have a great day!

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  1. Kepi says:

    Brilliant idea, thanks for sharing!

  2. Seriously … it is times like these that I think, why couldn't I think of something like that? Thank you for doing the thinking for me 🙂 LOL I can really use this idea!!!
    Hugs and have a great 4th!!!

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