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5 Things to Do With Buttons

Put renegade buttons to use with these 5 things to do with buttons. 

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Things to Do With Buttons

Use buttons to make a bracelet, fill a bean bag and more, here are 5 things to do with buttons. 

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Things to Do With Buttons: Game Pieces or Poker Chips

One thing to do with buttons is to use them as game pieces. Don’t let lost pieces stop you from playing games like backgammon, bingo, or Ludo. You can substitute buttons for lost pieces and keep playing to your heart’s content. For an impromptu game of poker, use buttons as chips, with each colour representing a different value.

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Things to Do With Buttons: Beanbag Filler

Another thing to do with buttons: Use up all of those ‘extra’ small buttons that are floating about the next time you make beanbags, and save the dried beans for the soup.

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Things to Do With Buttons: Keep Tape Unstuck

Another thing to do with buttons is to keep tape from sticking. You’re trying to wrap a present and can’t find the end of a tape roll. Instead of scratching in frustration trying to find that elusive end every time you use the tape, stick a button on the end of the tape. As you use the tape, keep moving the button.

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Things to Do With Buttons: Make a Bracelet

Make a bracelet with unused buttons. String attractive buttons onto 3mm-wide leather thronging (available at craft shops), or make a ‘cuff’ bracelet simply by sewing buttons onto wide elastic. You can make an attractive design by alternating large and small buttons of various colours.

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Things to Do With Buttons: Decorate a Doll’s House

Use buttons as a decoration. If your children are older, you can use buttons to decorate a doll’s house. Paste the buttons up as  lights, or use them as plates and wall hangings inside the house. The more variety, the better.

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Things to Do With Buttons

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