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Organize Jewelry and Tools with Fiskars and Buttons

Here's a great project to repurpose some of your extra supplies into something that is not only fun, but it's useful. I had the challenge this month to combine buttons with Fiskars products so I created this handy dandy tool display. Combine a wood ruler with buttons and you can make a neat hook display for your tools too. I made a second version with cute pastel buttons for my daughter's necklaces. hand whatever you like! This project takes about 30 minutes or less and costs next to nothing – how's that for an estimate?

Button hook tool display
Button hook tool display

Materials you need:

  • Buttons in a variety of sizes
  • Wood ruler
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun
  • Hanging supplies – I used 3M Command Strips
Buttons and a wood Fiskars ruler
Buttons and a wood Fiskars ruler

How to make your own tool display with a ruler and buttons

  1. Select your buttons. You will want at least 2 small buttons for ever single big button.
  2. Using the hot glue, adhere single small buttons along the edge of the ruler, spacing out however you'd like.
  3. Apply a second small button on top of each of the already places buttons.
  4. Apply a larger button on top of each small button stack.
  5. For an extra accent, adhere a small button in the center of some of the larger buttons.
  6. Attach to your wall or cabinet however you'd like.

Tip: I found that the command strips didn't stick as well to the wood ruler when heavy items, such as scissors, were hung from the button hooks. So, hot glue the command strip to the ruler and allow to sit for a few minutes before hanging.

Building button stacks for display hooks
Building button stacks for display hooks

To ensure you have enough of a hold with your button hooks, make sure you build your button “stacks” as close to the top edge of the ruler as possible. The two small buttons will big a little big of an edge for the ribbons on the hanging items to rest on.

Add bigger buttons to create a hook
Add bigger buttons to create a hook
Use ribbons or rubber bands or string to hang items from button hooks
Use ribbons or rubber bands or string to hang items from button hooks

 

For more organizing and display fun, use cute colors and the same steps above, to create a necklace hook display for your little girl.

Cute button hook necklace display
Cute button hook necklace display
 

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2 thoughts on “Organize Jewelry and Tools with Fiskars and Buttons”

  1. Do you edit your posts? What the HECK does THIS mean???

    “The two small buttons will big a little big of an edge for the ribbons on the hanging items to rest on.”

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    • Oh my goodness, Susan, that is awful isn’t it!? Thanks a bunch for the note… sometimes I move so fast through my own head, I re-read the content with the right words even when the words don’t make sense. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a note.

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