Make a Simple Button Box

Store your treasures (or even more buttons) in this easy-to-make button box.

Decorate a box


  • Spray paint
  • Craft box (available at craft stores)
  • 1” wide painter’s tape
  • Craft paint in a second color (available at craft stores)
  • Paintbrush
  • Buttons
  • Hot-glue gun



1. Spray-paint the box and lid; allow to dry.

2. Use tape to mark off 1” stripes. Starting at the left edge of box, lay down a length of tape; measure 1” from the right-hand edge of the tape, then lay down a second piece of tape. Continue until entire box and lid are complete.

3. Use craft paint to fill in all the areas that are not taped off; allow to dry.

4. Remove the tape.

5. Arrange buttons as desired, and glue them in place with the hot-glue gun.