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Melissa S.
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Date: 10/22/06 9:14 PM

I am looking for a source for inexpensive 1/2" to 3/4" round plastic buttons in red, green, and white. I need them for a school project and would probably need about 2,500 of them. The number of holes in the buttons does not matter. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Date: 10/23/06 11:38 AM

I've seen bags of buttons in craft stores that were meant for projects like that. The bags were 25 - 50 buttons, so you'd need quite a few bags.
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Date: 10/23/06 12:47 PM

I agree about checking with craft stores. You can check out Buttons Galore , too.
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Date: 10/23/06 3:03 PM

Fabricmart fabrics has a really great deal on buttons. Click on "bulk buttons" at the bottom of the left column. You can get 4 lbs of buttons for $5--that's thousands of buttons. If you order 2 or 3 bags, you'll likely get enough of the colors you want.
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Date: 10/23/06 3:55 PM

Quote: slanden99
Fabricmart fabrics has a really great deal on buttons. Click on "bulk buttons" at the bottom of the left column. You can get 4 lbs of buttons for $5--that's thousands of buttons. If you order 2 or 3 bags, you'll likely get enough of the colors you want.

Fabric mart DOES have a great grab bag, however be warned--the buttons I received were natural, black and gold prodominantly--not the colors you wanted.

I got less than a handful of white or colorful buttons.

Good luck with your search.

Carla
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Date: 10/23/06 4:06 PM

You can spray paint the plastic buttons with the new krylon plastic paint. It really does stick!

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In reply to Janie Viers

Date: 10/23/06 5:32 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I have not been able to find the buttons I need locally. I will check the places you mentioned. I may consider spray painting them--never would have occurred to me to do that!

Thanks again.
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