Over the years our cabinets can become filled with lots of prescription bottles that we no longer need. But these things can be pretty handy around the house. So you might want to think twice before you toss them out.
Here are 15 ways to reuse prescription medicine bottles:
1) Portable Sewing Kit
Turn a medicine bottle into a portable sewing kit. Fill the bottle with needles, thread, and some buttons. Fill a piece of fabric with some stuffing and glue it to the top of the bottle cap to serve as a pin cushion.
2) Makeup Brush Holder
Use an old pill bottle to hold makeup brushes. Just pop them in upright. You an also decorate it to look a little nicer.
3) Gift Box
You can make customized gift boxes from pill bottles. Paint them, use washi tape, and all other sorts of things to make them look pretty. You can keep earrings or small jewelry in them or give them as gifts.
4) Bobby Pin Caddy
There are probably sprawled out all around your home right now. Stop your bobby pins from going everywhere. Keep them in a pill bottle.
5) Spice Holder
Keep your spices all organized with pill bottles. Just empty out your spices in to clean empty pill bottles. Replace the labels with labels that have the names of spices on them.
6) Condiments To-Go
Are you one of those people who carries condiments in your purse? It’s nice to always have them on hand but it can be a dangerous game. Keep these packets from squirting out in your purse by placing them in a pill bottle.
7) Survival Kit
You can make a simple survival kit with a pill bottle. It’s large enough to fit in all the essentials like matches, fire starters, bandages, Advil, fishing line and more. Get the full instructions on how to make it here.
8) Glow Lights
Give string lights a lantern effect by using pill bottles. Just make a hole in the bottom of the bottle and push string lights inside it. Hang as you would normally.
9) Headphone Storage
Headphones can easily get tangled. Try storing them in pill bottles. You’ll never have to untangle them again.
10) Seedling Magnets
Use pill bottles to grow seedlings. Glue a magnet to it and stick it to your fridge. You can transfer to a larger container when it grows.
11) Quarter Keeper
Need a place to store your change for parking? Use a pill bottle. This will prevent it from being kept out in the open in your car.
Use one of your larger pill bottles as a vase. Just decorate it with some paint or whatever else you like. Then fill with water and pop in a flower.
13) Cat Toy
Put a bell or dry rice into a pill bottle. Knit it a cover or cover with a sock. Add some catnip and your cat will go crazy over this.
14) Hideaway Key
Pop a key into the bottle. Glue a rock on top of the cap. Place the bottle in the ground or between some rocks so you have a spare key outside that no one will know about.
15) Waterproof Wallet
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