Pill Bottle Craft Projects

pill bottle tree art

1. Pill Bottle Tree Art

How cute is this little pill bottle perch? This looks easy as pie to make! Just remove the label, screw the lid into the side of a tree, decorate the bottle however you like, then use hot glue to secure the bottle to the lid. I love this bird perch idea, but you could really use any vintage or found objects you like to create a one-of-a-kind recycled art piece.

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  1. Not exactly crafty, but I liked using the standard 1″ round standard pill bottle for my quarters in my laundromat days. The locking lid meant I could just toss the bottle of quarters into my basket w/o worrying they were going to fall out and go.

    I have also seen them used for coin collections, needles and pins, etc. But I have some large 12-16 oz sized tinted pill bottles with “shoulders” on them that I’ve been throwing in the recycling bin when I’m done with them each month, but I’m looking for ideas on how to use them. Anyone?

    1. In the bigger ones you can pour laundry detergent and softner. So you don’t have to lug big bottles to the laundry.

  2. I’m a geocacher.Β  Gimme a bunch of pill bottles and a roll of camo tape, and I’ll give you a dozen standard film-can-in-the-woods caches.

  3. I made bud vases out out of the small pill perscrip bottles – check it out at http://www.dsmarts.com/art.html
    little spray paint and glue is all you need.Β  I used the caps for the base.Β  I blue 3 finished together, but you could do any number.

  4. I made bud vases out out of the small pill perscrip bottles – check it out at http://www.dsmarts.com/art.html
    little spray paint and glue is all you need.Β  I used the caps for the base.Β  I blue 3 finished together, but you could do any number.

  5. We use leftover, thoroughly cleaned, pill bottles to hold salad dressing when taking a salad to work or on a picnic. They never leak and the salad stays crispy πŸ™‚

  6. I wear a mouth guard at night and it has 2 small rubber bands attached which I change every night. I have my clean ones in a old clean medicine bottle and then when I change them out I keep another bottle and toss in the used ones. I have 2 cats that love going through my wastebasket next to my bed. I don’t want them swallowing the rubber bands so I toss them in the bottle and once that fills I will toss the entire thing out.

  7. I sew and use them as sharps containers. Use a permanent marker to write “SHARPS” on the sides and top. I have a small “travel size” bottle to take with me and a larger bottle at home.

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