Have you ever bought a piece of clothing that had a little plastic bag attached with extra buttons inside? That’s happened to me several times, and while I understand the reason for attaching the extra buttons, I always felt like it was wasteful. I never use the extra buttons, so they usually end up in the trash. Had I known there were so many great ways to use buttons, I might have started collecting them instead! Before you consider tossing those extra buttons away, check out these fun crafts. Even your big kids will enjoy making these, and you won’t have to waste buttons anymore!

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1. Holiday Wreath

This project is fitting, since we’re in the holiday season, but you could make a button wreath any time of year. You can hang it on your front door for a touch of festive fun, or use it as a piece of wall decor in your baby’s nursery. You could really hang this wreath anywhere, and it would be so awesome to see your work of art on display!

Check out the tutorial for this project over at Hopeful Honey.

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2. Decoden Vase

If you’ve got an artistic teenager at home, this project is one she’s going to love! She can decorate a vase to display in her room using modge podge clay and a mason jar. The buttons will be a colorful pop of fun and she can add other embellishments to really spruce up the vase.

Get the full tutorial for this over at See Vanessa Craft.

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3. Cupcake Gift Tags

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is DIY gift wrapping. I’m big on making my own cards for celebrations, and I think DIY gift tags are a wonderful addition too! Even a small thing like a gift tag can add a special touch to a gift when it’s made by someone you know. This would be so sweet to do for teachers, and your kids would be able to express their creativity.

Check out the “how-to” for this over on Kid Chaos.

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