What do you do with those little plastic envelopes of extra buttons that come attached to some pieces of clothing? I've always saved them, for years, in the off-chance I would need a replacement button for a favorite top or skirt. I used to keep them in the little envelopes and I gathered quite a few of them over time.
I came to realize, however, that I very rarely went searching through my stash for a replacement button, and they were taking up quite a bit of space just sitting in those plastic envelopes. I've found that it's much more common for a button to come loose than for it to become lost entirely, so I never really needed these extras. But I decided my buttons would make for an adorable little DIY decoration. I found this jar a few years ago for a dollar or two in a New York thrift shop, and ever since it's been home to my button collection.
I keep it on my windowsill next to a few other small jars and vases. It's simple, but I love it! Buttons can be art, right?