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Buttons: Decorating

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Save money on buttons recycling and reusing them for craft and home decorating projects.  Glue buttons around a picture frame for a child's room.  Sew them on small quilts, pillows,  or Christmas decorations.  Use them to make hair ornaments or jewelry. Sell them on ebay to crafters.  There are many ways to make buttons thrift friendly.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are a few additional tips to save money on buttons.


- Make shadow boxes or pictures with interesting buttons.
- Use them the embellish drapes.
- Use them for the eyes on craft projects.
- Sew them to the center of yo-yo's.
- Use them to make napkin rings.
- Add them to fabric trims to further embellish the trim.
- Use them to make small Christmas decorations or garland.
- Make them into necklaces.
- Add them to belts, hats and other pieces of clothing in unusual places. Remove the
shank if necessary.







Tightwad Tidbits

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tips in alphabetical order


A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini