A while back I helped a friend clean out her mother's house to get it ready for sale and came home with a box filled with fabric pieces and buttons. I got the fabric put away, but procrastinated on doing anything with the buttons. Today I decided to take care of the project, and I organized a collection of buttons by color.
There were a couple of pounds of buttons stored in baggies in a box. A few of them were already bagged by color, but most were loose or all jumbled together in bags. I tackled one bag at a time and started sorting, putting them into custard cups. When I ran out of those I used our Oriental soup bowls too.
When I was done, this is what it looked like:
There were buttons in every color of the rainbow as well as brown, black, gold, and silver. I re-bagged them by color, and put them all in a larger bag that will be easier to store than the original box.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all the buttons, but I'm pretty sure I'll be able to find something suitable next time I need one.