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where is the best place to buy mixed buttons

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bettykelly123 Wed 31-Oct-12 21:31:25

i made some santa sacks last year for my dd's and now want to make some more for other family members. i need to buy about 200-300g of small mixed buttons. i use them to decorate felt christmas trees ( they look like lights). but i cant believe how expensive they are for mixed bags compared to what i paid last year. ive tried ebay and ive seen one or two sellers that i could use but before i buy does anyone know of somewhere cheaper?
many thanks x

gwenniebee Wed 31-Oct-12 21:33:06

I got a massive box in hobbycraft a couple of years ago - can't remember how much they were but it wouldn't have been a huge amount as it was for school.

poppy283 Wed 31-Oct-12 21:34:42

Not sure if it'd be cheaper but have A look on ?

It's often called destash on there, never heard the word elsewhere but may help with your search!

Wingedharpy Thu 01-Nov-12 01:08:10


itsstillgood Thu 01-Nov-12 08:53:48

I love Paper and String for buttons

itsstillgood Thu 01-Nov-12 08:57:20

If you have a craft bank locally they often have shops attached and I've bought cheap buttons from there for kids groups.

Or Baker Ross

onadifferentplanet Thu 01-Nov-12 09:01:37

They often have big bags of mixed buttons for a pound in our local charity shop.

craftynclothy Thu 01-Nov-12 10:06:26

Sometimes charity shops.
Hobbycraft have some bags of buttons in their Value range.

babesdontlie Thu 01-Nov-12 12:07:18

etsy or folksy

nickeldaisical Thu 01-Nov-12 13:05:37

charity shops or ebay.

coldcomfortHeart Thu 01-Nov-12 19:48:02

Yes my local charity shop is heaving with buttons, large mixed bags for a pound. Ask if there aren't any on display.

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