Not that buttons were ever one of my favorite supplies, but I did use them more often than I do now. I rarely use them now (except for those super cute Jenni Bowlin buttons!).
With such few button-activity going on, why let them take up valuable real estate on my favorite go-to shelf — that one that sits within reach directly across from my eyes? I dumped my little glass dessert dish of buttons on top of the masks I may or may not have destroyed when I applied my heat gun to my art journal page before taking the masks off (oops!).
And there my buttons sat on my desk while I hoped to come across a cute bag for them to store them in my embellishment wine box. That cute bag has yet to appear, so I finally gave them a baggie
(Dear little buttons — it’s temporary! Something better will come along, I just know it!).
The Embellishments You Use All the Time
I realized I use Tim Holtz metal embellishments . . . oh, almost every time I scrapbook. Why have those been in a box I have to get up and walk to? Why not put your favorite embellies within reach?
Here’s another idea. One of the Paperclipping Members once told me that she puts a very different type of item right in front of her — items she tends to forget about but wished she uses! Very smart!
Either way, whether it’s buttons or ribbon or flowers or something else, pay attention to the changes in what you tend to use. Organize your space in part by what you use most, or what you wish you used most!
Speaking of what you use most — what are the embellishments you find yourself using all the time lately?