The button hoarder

We all have our favorite things to hoard. Jennifer Ross at Winter Owls hoards buttons and makes magical necklaces with them. We at Trash Backwards hope you click through to read the rest of Jennifer’s tutorial.

Winter Owls

I have a large glass jar filled to the top with buttons, most of them garnered from charity shops. Some of them are beautiful old Bakelite, glass or simply taken from yesterdays holey clothes. Occasionally, I have been blessed with someone’s old button tin. I don’t want to become a button hoarder, though I perhaps, already am one. I do use them sometimes, I promise.

I love rummaging around in the jar, imagining all the possibilities for these little treasures. A bit like a miser with coins I suppose! All sorts of wonderful things have been created using old buttons. I thought it might be nice to share a very simple necklace I made from some of my collection.

You can easily make one of these necklaces yourself. All you need is a supply of pretty buttons with reasonably  large holes so you can thread them with out too much difficulty.


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Categories: DIY, Repurpose and Reuse, Trash Pile - All Our Stuff, Upcycle


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