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The beginning of a button jar.


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Here's my BB submission for a button jar:
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Coat with plastic buttons on
Coat with plastic buttons on
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Coat relieved of ugly plastic buttons
Coat relieved of ugly plastic buttons
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Buttons without coat
Buttons without coat
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Buttons inside button jar
Buttons inside button jar
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To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
-  an article of clothing with buttons on it
-  the buttons no longer on the article of clothing
-  your button jar with the buttons in it


Ah,  this shirt has been on the "go" list for a while, but it's been such a good friend for many years.  Despite people always thinking I work in whatever store I'm shopping in while wearing it!

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Shirt with buttons
Shirt with buttons
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removing buttons
removing buttons
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shirt with no buttons
shirt with no buttons
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blue buttons in new button jar!
blue buttons in new button jar!
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I got this hand-me-down from a friend a few years ago (the perks of being short!), but after getting a new summer cover-up, I decided to harvest the buttons.
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The garment with buttons
The garment with buttons
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I removed the buttons carefully with scissors
I removed the buttons carefully with scissors
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The loose buttons next to my button jar
The loose buttons next to my button jar
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I've been using my Granny's old button jar, it's got buttons off anything a kid has lost since the 70's.
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Stuff from the scrap pile
Stuff from the scrap pile
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De-buttoned
De-buttoned
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In Granny's jar
In Granny's jar
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I am downsizing our masses of clothes hanging out of drawers, everywhere! Here is a worn-out shirt with two sizes of buttons, plus some I found at a second-hand store, plus some from the inside bottoms of shirts (the extra button shirts come with)
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one shirt
one shirt
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another shirt, plus extra buttons
another shirt, plus extra buttons
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in a new button jar!
in a new button jar!
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That is a rapid Badge Bit !

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Ok, I should have the missing picture this time. I harvested buttons from a few shirts, and started a button jar.
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one of the shirts
one of the shirts
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the buttons from this shirt
the buttons from this shirt
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more buttons I scavenged for
more buttons I scavenged for
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all these buttons in a jar
all these buttons in a jar
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My starter button jar.
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With buttons,
With buttons,
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Without buttons,
Without buttons,
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Button jar!
Button jar!
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I had a dress that had gone threadbare, and an old coat that didn't fit anyone, so I reclaimed the buttons for my jar.

In this project, you will make a button jar with buttons harvested from old clothing and projects.

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
-  an article of clothing with buttons on it
-  the buttons no longer on the article of clothing
-  your button jar with the buttons in it
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Dress and coat with buttons
Dress and coat with buttons
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Dress, buttons removed
Dress, buttons removed
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Coat, buttons removed
Coat, buttons removed
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Buttons in jar
Buttons in jar
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Starting my button jar!
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well worn shirt with holes
well worn shirt with holes
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removing the 3 buttons
removing the 3 buttons
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removed!
removed!
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added to my button jar
added to my button jar
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side view of button jar
side view of button jar
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The textiles department in my house is a complete mess. A buttonjar is a good place to start getting things organized!

Chose a jar, added the buttons I already had (I think I found them all?), and then took the buttons of some clothes that were not wanted/needed.

I prefer to only have wooden buttons, but at the moment I try to keep everything that is usable. Coming winter, I might have a go at making my own wooden buttons! If I succeed, I won't need the plastic and metal ones anymore. I am okay with metal, but they become too hot in summer!
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Made rags today out of a shirt and harvested the buttons.  Started a button jar that looks lonely.
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Shirt before
Shirt before
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Harvesting buttons
Harvesting buttons
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Shirt buttonless with jar
Shirt buttonless with jar
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Jar with buttons
Jar with buttons
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Excited to be starting my PEP journey and to have my two girls starting with me. I'll be creating accounts for them shortly and putting in their submissions soon. I'm assuming it's ok for me to help them submit it as long as they've done all the practical part? PEP is the perfect motivator for us to check things off as we learn them, and I'm excited to see there's lots that they're already capable of attempting. My scissor loving 4yo enjoyed this one.

This is a shirt i'll be upcycling into some toddler overalls or flat caps. I used both scissors and a seam ripper.
Button container has been in use for a while, occasionally sorted by colour until the kids get into it. I'm constantly finding buttons around the house to add to it.
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Shirt to upcycle
Shirt to upcycle
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Seam ripper to remove buttons
Seam ripper to remove buttons
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Buttons removed (many pinched by my 4yo for her collection before I could photograph them)
Buttons removed (many pinched by my 4yo for her collection before I could photograph them)
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Button storage
Button storage
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I bought a couple sun dresses to replace a favorite one that wore out.  Unfortunately, they were polyester.  So uncomfortable!  Anyway, never wore them and never will.  Perfect candidate for button recycling.  Button Jar!

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Old shirt has seen better days. Now it's scrap fabric for my daughter.
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Shirt with buttons.
Shirt with buttons.
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Shirt w/o buttons.
Shirt w/o buttons.
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Start of button jar.
Start of button jar.
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I took the buttons off this old flanel nightie. I hasn't fit in a long while but I adore the fabric. Well here's the first step in repurposing it.
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flannel nightie
flannel nightie
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1 button off, starting the second
1 button off, starting the second
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buttons all removed and my button jar
buttons all removed and my button jar
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This made me realize that I had forgotten to harvest the buttons off of an old, stained dress shirt that my partner didn’t want to wear anymore, which had been languishing in the rag heap.
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shirt, with buttons
shirt, with buttons
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the button harvest has been bountiful
the button harvest has been bountiful
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shirt, sans buttons
shirt, sans buttons
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into the button jar!
into the button jar!
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another view of the button jar
another view of the button jar
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