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Organize your buttons by type, size and colour with a button corkboard gallery!
After organizing my beads, it was time to move on to buttons. I used to keep my collection in a large jar which I would spill out anytime I needed a button, which wasn't ideal, so I decided to make a gallery for my craft room wall so it would be super easy to find the one I need. It also looks really pretty!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1119 projects »
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  • How to make a corkboard. Button Gallery - Step 1
    Step 1

    For this, you'll need a bulletin board made from cork.

  • How to make a corkboard. Button Gallery - Step 2
    Step 2

    If you like the original colour, you can leave your board unpainted but I decided to paint mine white to make the button colours pop a little more.

  • How to make a corkboard. Button Gallery - Step 3
    Step 3

    Apply one coat of white paint then leave to dry before applying a second and leaving to dry overnight.

  • How to make a corkboard. Button Gallery - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now it's time to organize your buttons. Start sorting them by colour, then size.

  • How to make a corkboard. Button Gallery - Step 5
    Step 5

    Group together all the buttons of one type and string onto a dressmakers pin. You'll want to use pins with large heads to stop the buttons from slipping off.

  • How to make a corkboard. Button Gallery - Step 6
    Step 6

    Starting at the top left of your board, pin the smallest clear and white buttons, getting larger as you move vertically down the board and darker and my shade as you move horizontally across the board.

  • How to make a corkboard. Button Gallery - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fill up your board with all of your buttons, rearranging as you go to make them as neat as possible.

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