Pill Bottle Craft Projects

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2. Pill Bottle Light Garland

I love this take on garland lights for the bathroom mirror. If you’ve got a big collection of bottles, remove the labels and use a drill or dremel to make holes in the bottoms, then string them up on a strand of LED Christmas lights for a kitschy lighting solution.

Why use LED lights? They use less energy than standard Christmas lights and they burn cooler, which is a good idea when you’re putting them close to light plastic like a pill bottle.

Next >> Think bling.

[Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Rob Thurman]

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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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