I'd put my button collecting on hold until I started knitting my braided headband. Now I need three 1-inch buttons for each headband. I have a hard time finding good buttons unless I want to spend a bundle of money, by which I mean $1 or more each. I looked at Etsy yesterday and although there were oodles of gorgeous buttons at a reasonable price, they also tacked on shipping charges.
Here comes my brilliant and somewhat wasteful idea...buy thrift store clothes just to collect their buttons.
|Oooh, powder blue suit jacket. No thanks.|
But seriously, who would ever wear these garments? That's why for $3 I purchased these hideous pieces of clothing, clipped off the buttons and tossed them.