All my buttons fit in a mason jar. I have the jar sitting in my floor with my tomato pin cushion on top with my craft books beside it.
I think my collection first started when I got a bag of buttons one Christmas. It had some more traditional white, blue, red, green, wooden and black buttons with four holes and two, but it also had some unique buttons like a mitten, a truck, a raccoon, a baseball, etc.
I've gotten packs of buttons at antique stores, too. These come in vintage colors with pretty swirls or designs etched in them.
If an old sweater or shirt is headed for the trash, I'll usually take the buttons off first to add to my collection.
I've used buttons in my collection to make button ponytail holders for my nieces and ribbon bookmarks for those I know who love to read.
Still time to enter the button giveaway ~here~.