Looking to purchase used buttons

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I create some cool stuff with old buttons. I am looking to purchase colorful buttons of all size. Plastic. The more color and size the better. Please refer me any leads to purchase. I will also consider purchasing new buttons. Does anyone have any leads on where I can buy new buttons as well? Tony www.carafdesigns.com
q looking to purchase used buttons, crafts, repurposing upcycling, This is a 7 foot 4 inch Llama I created a few month ago
This is a 7 foot 4 inch Llama I created a few month ago
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  • Deborah Sobers Deborah Sobers on Apr 13, 2015
    Have you tried Ebay? You can find button lots on there. Or try local thrift stores. We have local online auction here where I live and button lots go through there as well. You may want to see if you have any local online auctions near you :)
    • Anthony Raffaele Anthony Raffaele on Apr 13, 2015
      @Deborah Sobers thank you Deborah... I forgot about ebay...I just thought that buttons were not sold much because they are not worth much,,, I will follow you advise,,thanks..Tony
  • Lindcurt Lindcurt on Apr 13, 2015
    Do a Google search for State Button Societies. They can put you in contact with local button collector clubs in your area. There are usually a lot of "junk" buttons that members will sell. Many plastics are considered junk by collectors. One. man's trash is another man's treasure.
  • Alice Compton Alice Compton on Apr 13, 2015
    Zuilly when they have craft items, I have gotten 50 for $3 and they are beautiful!
    • Anthony Raffaele Anthony Raffaele on Apr 13, 2015
      @Alice Compton Ok..Thanks Alice,, I will follow up..lots of nice people on Hometalk who helped me with my button needs..thank..Tony
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Apr 14, 2015
    One of the thrift shops near me, has bottles of them. Guess people just can't throw them away.
  • Pat C. Pat C. on Apr 14, 2015
    Etsy is another source for both vintage and new buttons. My experience with vintage buttons is that so-called color mixes/assortments tend to look more "dreary" than "colorful", but that's not always the case. Here are the results of an Etsy search I did for both new and vintage color mixes: https://www.etsy.com/search/craft-supplies-and-tools?q=button+color+mixes. Good luck! P.S. Your llama is stunning!
  • Chrysti Mullenix Chrysti Mullenix on Dec 30, 2016
    I have LOTS of buttons i have collected. All shapes, colors and sizes, i would be willing to part with. What kinds are you looking for?
  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 24, 2017
    Wish.com. Warning Web site is addicting lol

  • The Egg Shell Lady The Egg Shell Lady on Apr 28, 2020

    I have 2 Mason jars of buttons, they look older, came out of an old home, if you interested let me know.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Mar 11, 2021

    Amazon and garage sales!

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