When experts talk about environmental crises, they usually mention islands of plastic bags floating in the ocean and toxic swamps of e-waste forming in China.
They don't often talk about buttons ...
In other words, this little potentially DIY project won't save the planet, but it could be a way to use something you already have instead of buying something new. And we always like to do that.
We really like the look of old buttons, and we really like these Etsy button magnets from Skin and Tonic Too. If you want to order them online, they'll set you back about $7.
But, if you wanted to rifle through your drawers for old, unwanted buttons and then find a nifty way of affixing them to a magnet from a craft store, or a magnet you already have, then the price goes down significantly.
Via Haute Nature