Monday, January 7, 2013

DIY Button Rack


I bet many of you have the same old expired spice rack somewhere in your pantry! I know I did for years.... I used maybe 3 or 4 of the spices on it and the rest... yuck... expired! All it did was take up room and collected grease and dust! I think I'm a pretty good cook but some of these spices I hadn't even heard of! So just before I was about to get rid of it I though why not  re purpose it! It makes the perfect place for all my buttons... So out with the spices and in with the buttons!

After a good cleaning I sorted all the buttons I had by colour.  Before my buttons were in little baggies and out of site, now I can see all the pretty colours! I also peeled off all the greasy spice labels and glued on the top of the bottles a black circle that I cut out with a punch. I haven't decided whether or not yet to glue a coordinating button on the outside yet... we shall see :)

Hope you like the spice rack make over... what is your spice rack doing? This would also be a great idea for all those little crafty/office supplies, or maybe even for hubby's garage nails... Ok, only if your feeling really generous, lol!

Happy Crafting everyone, 
Thanks for stopping by!

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33 comments:

  1. Don't ya love how you can turn every day things into easy projects! I like it & your organized too, BOOM 2 birds 1 stone. Although its not very nice to kill birds with stones :)

    I'd love it if you stopped by my blog & linked up this post. I do a "Share Something Saturday" & i just started it last Saturday. I'd love to see ya if your into blog hops.

    I found ya on The Sunday Sync hop. I hope you had a good weekend!

    Nikki
    www.TheCraftySideOfSarcasm.com

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  2. What a fun idea! I wish I had a spice rack that I don't need but alas :(

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    1. Don't worry... one day your spice rack will need to be replaced... then you'll know what to do with it Lena! *wink, wink*

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  3. Hi, Ilda

    This is a great idea! You can see all the buttons you have now. I'll have to see about finding one of these old spice rack.

    Vanessa

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    1. I'm sure they can't be that hard to find... You could probably find a few in the thrift shops Vanessa!

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  4. what a cute idea! if only I didn't have a bazillion buttons too many to do this with. :) stopping by from pinkapotamus.

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    1. Thanks Jodi! Bazillion... Ok, maybe you'll need a few more of these, lol!

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  5. dang that is such an awesome idea.

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  6. What a cute idea! Clever. Just pinned it!

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    1. Happy you like it Sharon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Oh my goodness, I love this! What a great idea. I always hate putting away buttons into a place where they won't be seen. This allows you to appreciate your button stash every day. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Betsy! I know, I do like looking at them!

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  8. What a clever idea! I've seen those super cheap and the buttons inside look so cheerful.
    Thanks for linking up on Photo Friday! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Genius! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  10. This is so cute, will be looking for one on my next stop to "Goodwill" or this summer at yard sales. I have a friend who would enjoy this. Thanks so much andi

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  11. Ilda,
    What a great idea. I love this button rack. It is so cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Melanie @ Keep It Simple and Fun

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  12. What a great idea! I wish I had an old spice rack sitting around that I could use for this. I will have to keep my eye out at the thrift store :)

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  13. I love this idea!!!! What a great way to store buttons! I have a ton of buttons and they're everywhere! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna

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  14. A great, great idea! Definitely pinning! Too bad I don't have a spice rack, but now I may purchase one.

    Stopping by from dianarambles.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy you like the idea!

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  15. Awesome idea! Thanks so much for linking up at DianaRambles.com!

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  16. When I saw this link over on "The Grant Life", I thought to myself - why didn't I think of this? Totally going to thrifting to see if I can find a spice rack for all my little buttons and small notions.

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  17. I LOVE this idea!!!
    Congrats! I am featuring your button rack at Wednesday's Super Link Party! I'd love for you to come check it out! :-)

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Thanks so much for taking the time and leaving me a comment! I always love hearing from you and I appreciate you stopping by! Hugs, Ilda