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Old 08-28-2006, 02:15 PM
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Thumbs up uses for buttons

I use buttons to keep my earrings to their match.
Just put through the hole & put on the back & now I don't have to spend time trying to find the match.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:16 AM
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You could also string buttons for garland on your Christmas tree.

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Old 11-14-2008, 01:14 PM
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If you have decorative buttons, you could sew them to a piece of elastic to make a cute & inexpensive bracelet.

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Old 11-19-2008, 07:28 AM
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You can use buttons to:

Make Jewelry pieces or hair ties.
As game pieces for checker boards or markers that need different colors.

Thread one on a piece of elastric long enough to go around a spiral notebook twice. Wrap the elastic over the book and use the botton as a closure. You could also use it for file folders, or Pocket folders.

Decorate a pair of plain dress shoes.

You could make a pair of Cuff links out of 4 buttons that are alike.

Or just decorate a plain colored vest with different buttons for a conversation peice.

You could also make cutain ties using the same technique as the idea above for folders or note books.

And you can always use them to replace lost buttons on clothing.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:59 AM
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Buttons as a game piece would work, just remove the shank on the back and there you go.

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Old 01-03-2009, 07:20 PM
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7 yrs ago I bought a sweatshirt, for my 5 yr old grandaughter, that was decorated with fun buttons. It has been handed down, as a special treasure, through her 3 little sisters. Each girl has added a few special buttons.

We made "gingerbread girls" out of brown paper using buttons and lace for the decorations. The girls are saving them to use again next year.

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Old 04-01-2011, 12:43 PM
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I have done the braclet with buttons; sew them onto a 1" or 3/4" wide piece of elastic. I use black elastic as I think it looks better especially for a "dressier" look! You sew many, many buttons onto the elastic so once you put it on the elastic expands you still see only "buttons". So when it is not on your arm the buttons are actually overlapping each other.
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How do you make button rings?

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Old 04-02-2011, 09:48 AM
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I took a ring backing I got at hobby lobby
took a cute button and cut off the little part on back
Glued button to ring backing with E-6000 ,thats all..
GLOW Academy: 2 New Rings
here is 2 of mine
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