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:

Nikki said...

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

Lena said...

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

Vanessa said...

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

Jodi S said...

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

Ilda Dias said...

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*

Ilda Dias said...

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

Ilda Dias said...

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

aimymichelle said...

dang that is such an awesome idea.

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks!

Sharon @ Lilikoi Joy said...

What a cute idea! Clever. Just pinned it!

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...

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. :)

Ilda Dias said...

Happy you like it Sharon! Thanks for stopping by!

Ilda Dias said...

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

Ladies Holiday said...

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!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

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

Ilda Dias said...

You are very welcome Ladies!

Ilda Dias said...

You're welcome Kathy!

AndiWinslow said...

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

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

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

Christine@ Projects Around the House said...

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 :)

Anonymous said...

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

Craft Klatch said...

What a fun idea!

Mona

Anonymous said...

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

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

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

Ilda Dias said...

You are welcome Andi!

Ilda Dias said...

You are so welcome Debi!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Christine! Glad you liked it!

Ilda Dias said...

You are very welcome Tonna!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Mona!

Ilda Dias said...

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

Ilda Dias said...

You are very Welcome Diana!

Carla Belyea said...

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.

Earning-My-Cape said...

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! :-)