Looking for large quantity of buttons

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Special Occasions & Other Celebrations
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bhz-2bhz-2 Forumite
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I need to buy buttons in large(ish) quantities to do craft projects.

I had a quick look on eBay and found some bags with assorted buttons. The problem is: the colours are not very inspiring... I was looking for (mainly) pinks, purples, reds, blues and black.

As I intend to sell some of my craft items and give some as presents, the buttons need to look nice (ie no scratches, chips, etc). They can be new, vintage or anything in between.

Any suggestions welcome. Thanks.


  • i often find mine in bags from charity shops. I've not really found any great colours though.

    i when i looked on ebay they came in bundles of colours like greens pinks etc but not mixed which was what i was after.

    hobby craft often have a basket in their button section of 'out of season' buttons. for 40p a tub.
    There are some horrible 80's style ones but worth digging for some simple coloured ones too.
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  • sm1971sm1971 Forumite
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    I buy lots from the Range. They sell packs in colours - so far I've bought reds, blues/greys, yellows and black/white. Each pack has probably over 100 buttons and costs only 99p! Bargain!
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