Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Button Jar ~ Using a Recycled Peanut Butter Jar


Items Needed:

~ Washed and dried peanut butter jar with plastic lid
~ 19/64" drill bit and drill
~ scrap wood to drill over, or safe work bench
~ dry erase marker, optional
~ cording, recycled shoelace, or other thick string
~ buttons
~ optional: Strong glue (E6000) to glue down string ends inside of lid


1.  Using a dry erase marker, place a dot where you would like to drill your holes (to appear as thread holes on a button) on the underside of the plastic lid.


2. Drill your holes gently and not too forcefully.  If you press too hard or use a fast speed too quickly, you may crack your lid. Be sure to hold onto your lid with your other hand to hold it in place.  Use safety when working with hand tools.



3. Run cording or string into your lid holes and secure with a knot  (and glue if preferred).

4.  Fill your jar with buttons. 


These fun button jars make wonderful gifts for anyone who sews or uses buttons for crafts.  

They are perfect to add to a child's hope chest.

6 comments:

Karrieann said...

This a great cute idea!!!

momdrinkstea said...

LOVE IT! SO ADORABLE! How about using a couple for sewing items - thread spools, elastics, trims, etc. - and grouping them in a square basket?

Kristina said...

Excellent idea!

Michelle said...

People will be seeing this cute little craft in my quilt room.

Laura Sesana said...

Fantastic ideas. I linked to your page in my recent article in the Communities section of the Washington Times. http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/world-our-backyard/2013/may/11/easy-last-minute-mothers-day-gift-idea-button-coll/ If you like it, I’d appreciate it if you could share on your social networks!

Laura Sesana said...

Fantastic ideas. I linked to your page in my recent article in the Communities section of the Washington Times. http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/world-our-backyard/2013/may/11/easy-last-minute-mothers-day-gift-idea-button-coll/ If you like it, I’d appreciate it if you could share on your social networks!