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Button Magnets

Introduction

Years after that shirt has gone out of style, the buttons often remain fashionable. Here's a way to get them out of the button box and into view. Look through your stash for charming old buttons (if you don't have any, start perusing flea markets and garage sales) to turn into kitchen magnets. Just hot-glue a button to a small magnet, and it's ready for the fridge, where it will give new meaning to the phrase "cute as a button."

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 1996

Reviews (5)

  • 1 Jun, 2010

    My sister did something similar with the clip on earrings of my Grandmother's. We wanted them, but we knew we would never wear them, and they were costume. Now they are on my refrigerator so I can see them every day.

  • 18 Apr, 2008

    I agree about the hot glue - I prefer E6000 (Wal-Mart, Michael's, etc.).

  • 13 Apr, 2008

    These are really cute! I've done these for years, but I will have to say that hot glue is not the best glue to use. If the magnets get dropped they tend to come apart from the button. Use a more industrial clear cement or clear epoxy!

  • 10 Jan, 2008

    It is a great idea. :)

  • 27 Nov, 2007

    Very good idea.