Where do you get buttons?

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Where do you get buttons?

I love how some of you use buttons as embellishments, but I think I'm looking in the wrong places for them. I've only seen little packs of a few in the $1 scrapbook section at JoAnn. Is there a section of the store or something that just has a big bucket of assorted buttons, or where do you get your buttons from?

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At joann's they sell a tub of buttons, I get mine from walmart, I can't remember the name, darn it. Anyway they have them hanging on a spinning rack and have all different colors, shapes and sizes, I wanna say they are like 1.70 something. In the craft dept by the patterns and thread. Also you can look online, I think its called bag of buttons.

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The ones I have I got as gifts as part of a big assortment of scrapbooking supplies. I have never purchased them myself. But, I have seen them in big tubs at my local SB supply store. Biggrin

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I buy the box of assorted buttons at Walmart for only .88 cents!! Infact, I just picked up 2 more boxes. ONe for a friend and one to keep. The one box I've had has lasted me through every page I've done!

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The ones I have seen in the SBing section are so much more money for less buttons then just regular buttons in the sewing dept. I paid wayyyy too much money for some at the SBing store. :rolleyes:

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Thanks! I need just a few groceries, so maybe I'll go to Wal-Mart and check out the boxes of buttons - thank you!

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Random side note: a salesperson at Walmart said they are getting rid of the fabric department in the next couple of months (I think she said end of March). She was under the impression that many if not all Walmarts would be doing this. They are going to add in more party supplies instead (wedding planning supplies, etc).

I just thought this might impact the button supply! Smile

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"mommys" wrote:

Random side note: a salesperson at Walmart said they are getting rid of the fabric department in the next couple of months (I think she said end of March). She was under the impression that many if not all Walmarts would be doing this. They are going to add in more party supplies instead (wedding planning supplies, etc).

I just thought this might impact the button supply! Smile

Yes, they are getting rid of fabrics, along with patterns etc, all of the Walmarts by me have already done so. But they do have ribbons, buttons, thread, zippers, sowing machines, etc etc still.

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My closest walmart did that and it sucks if I do say so myself. We went from having 2 aisles of scrapbooking stuff to 1 and I crochet and the yarn supply was cut 1/2. Mine doesn't even sell cricuts anymore, just a few carts. Thankfully I have 2 in the area that haven't downsized thier crafts dept yet, I really hope they don't.

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ahhh man Sad and i'm not in the states to get cheap fabric...darn it..... they dont sell any sort of fabrics here in this darn country Sad

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does target sell fabrics by any chance?

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I've never seen fabric at Target, but they might have fabric at the Target Greatland (sort of like a Super Wal-Mart, Target style), but I've never been in one.

I hope Wal-Mart will still keep their scrapbook aisle and buttons after they downsize the craft department. They had bags of buttons for $1.50 and the boxes MommyCB mentioned for .88 - very good selection, too!

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I get mine at the SB store mainly. I love buttons.

Oriental Trading has some too but they're kinda spendy...

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I got my last bag of buttons at target in the sb isle

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no fabrics at target greatland... those are the ones we have closest here.

our target greatland has a very limited scrapbooking section as well.

hrmm hopefully our 2nd closest walmart wont do without the craft section and the closest one already has limited so we dont even go there.

thanks for the heads up on the buttons charys i'll have to check it out next time i'm there

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"mommys" wrote:

Random side note: a salesperson at Walmart said they are getting rid of the fabric department in the next couple of months (I think she said end of March). She was under the impression that many if not all Walmarts would be doing this. They are going to add in more party supplies instead (wedding planning supplies, etc).

I just thought this might impact the button supply! Smile

My Walmart did that already! SUCKS, cause I went looking for it and found just about nothing! :cryinghard: LOL

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I got mine from Hobby Lobby and they were half off, it was a pretty good size bag that only cost about 2-3 bucks I think? I LOVE using buttons as embellishments though!