Friday, June 17, 2011

Tube Storage Tutorial


Tame your buttons! Rae Barthel used to store her buttons in a large mason jar, but decided to sort them by color and use SRM Tubes to store them. Rae had an idea to create a base or holder for the tubes, using a recycled cardboard box;





Flatten cardboard and trim off the flaps.



Cover both sides with coordinating patterned paper.





Punch 1 1/4" holes in the top flap and seal the flap closed.



Sort buttons by color and place each in a tube. Tie a coordinating ribbon to the tube lid and adhere a coordinating button to the top of each tube lid.



What a pretty and useful way to store buttons! Have a wonderful weekend, we're back all next week with more!

9 comments:

Erin Bradley said...

This is a great idea!

Lori said...

I love this! It looks so much easier to flatten the box to cover it, why didn't I think of that??? Thanks for the tips.

cindy said...

Love your recycling on the case. Way to go.

~jan said...

Great idea-awesome tutorial, Rae!

Katgurl72-Kylie said...

This is brilliant!

Virginia L. said...

So fun and creative! Love the idea and design!

Christine Traversa said...

so clever!

charli said...

love this idea and how cute is that??

Megan said...

So creative! I love this idea, and, as you know, I'm a big fan of these fun tubes. :)