Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So many buttons so little space

I have too many buttons! I ran out of room for them and I had to find a solution…fast.
I knew I wanted to organize my buttons by color in small containers, but I wanted all the containers to be in one place and be close to me, so I can reach for them whenever I need a button or two. I also wanted to use an empty space on the wall above my desk. I finally came up with the idea to create a magnetic surface and attach containers to it, and hang it on the wall.

I couldn't find cheap metal containers so I went for the plastic ones. I found cute containers that were originally made for cupcakes or jelly. They were small enough on one hand so they were not too heavy, and big enough on the other, so there was enough room for all the buttons.

The next step was to attach a big industrial magnet to the bottom of the container so the weight of the buttons will not make the container fall when they are attached to the magnetic surface. The last step was to create the magnetic surface. I used an old metal square baking pan and framed it with cardboard. I covered it with patterned paper and added the word "buttons".

I found a great storage solution for all my buttons, and reused an old baking pan I didn't need. Try to reuse things you don't need for storage instead of throwing them or buying something new. It's a great way to help our planet!


  1. רעיון מקסים, ביצוע מושלם!

  2. מדליק!
    ובפעם הבאה שיש לך יותר מדי ממשהו....אני תמיד אשמח לאמץ... :)
    חנוכה שמח ושבת שלום

  3. Einat , i loved it . :)

  4. They look fantastic! Ideal having a button on the top of the container as well.