Medicine Bottle Uses

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Hello People…Let’s see…  End of the year….  We’re all thinking or hearing people talk about the lies we tell ourselves at the end of each year….My usual:

  • Lose weight…  I know, original…
  • Get organized…  Don’t even get me started….
  • Be more patient….  stupid list takes forever!….  LOL
  • Yep…  that’s all I can remember from years past….
What I can say, is I never kept them so I stopped trying!  LOL.  But, I did come up with some nifty little uses for re-using medicine bottles and thought I would share, just in case you are bored, needed an idea, or can actually keep your New Year’s Resolutions!
I have about a million bottles…. well….  at least it seems that way sometimes!  Thanks to my narcolepsy my bottle collection keeps growing.  I can’t seem to just throw them away, it seems so wasteful!  So, I wash them and find uses!  Not all of them are pictured, but here is the use list so far:
  1. Paper clips, one for small one for big!
  2. Christmas ornament hooks!
  3. pencil erasers
  4. those pesky thumb tacks
  5. nails, each size=different bottle
  6. birthday candles
  7. buttons
  8. glitter
  9. beads
  10. pins
What do you do with your old medicine bottles???  I’d love some new ideas!!!

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Gayle Page-Robak said…

Great idea segment for meds’ bottles. I hate throwing them away as well. Some uses…keep a batch for loose coin change…one each for nickels, dimes, etc. etc. Another thing, I use the bottle as a base for small floral decorations for the tree…Add a ribbon or wire for a hanger. I put a tiny piece of floral foam inside the base portion of the bottle and then add dry or silk florals. Gets your creative mojo going. Great little gifts as well. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle.

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  1. Nice one! I got a bunch of med bottles here,too. I also turned them to mini storage bottles for my scrapbook stuffs. Some I put a few of my immediate meds on my bed side and put some labels on them. Of the many important things in the world medicine would be one of which my dear health needs, so I made a point to create my old med bottles into cute storage on my bedside.

  2. Clever idea, you haven’t forget the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle). Plastics are everywhere, we should know how to reuse them wisely

  3. Very crafty! There are a lot of great things that you can still use, just be innovative, be resourceful. Just reuse and recycle.

  4. Nice to read your post, very clever way how to recycle things. Other people should do this to reuse things and about health info.

    Frank
    http://www.medictax.com/

  5. Nice to read your post, very clever way how to recycle things. Other people should do this to reuse things and about health info.

    Frank
    http://www.medictax.com/

  6. With this little bit of creativeness, you have simplified decorating a medicine container into an exclusive and inexpensive art item to beautify your house.

  7. What do you do with your old medicine bottles? I use them as a container for my ink because I love painting. I usually buy paint in large sizes to save money you can transfer some paint to these small containers.

  8. I am fond designing empty bottles, and coating them with colored sands. I use these empty medicine bottles on the colored sands. Comes very handy especially since they are transparent.

  9. Recycle your medicine glass bottles into pieces of art for your table or make use of them as a homemade gift. Try reshaping the bottles by cutting and sanding them or leave them whole for an outside masterpiece. This post really help me in creating artful recycled collections.

  10. You really have a creative mind. I thought you can just throw away the medicine bottle if it’s already empty. I never thought it’s still useful just like the way you did. Now, the medicine is not only helpful but as well as the bottle. Great Post!

  11. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is great blog. An excellent read. I will certainly be back.

  12. Seeds…left over ones and those harvested in the fall. flavored sugars in the bigger bottles..I place a rosemary sprig for example and fill with sugar. Use it in tea or sprinkle on scones, or cookies.

    Did you mention papercrafting supplies like brads and riboon snippets? I have also used the bottles and caps as templates! lol…

    I have filled the larger ones with water, froze them to and se as icce packs in the coolers.

  13. Great idea segment for meds’ bottles. I hate throwing them away as well. Some uses…keep a batch for loose coin change…one each for nickels, dimes, etc. etc. Another thing, I use the bottle as a base for small floral decorations for the tree…Add a ribbon or wire for a hanger. I put a tiny piece of floral foam inside the base portion of the bottle and then add dry or silk florals. Gets your creative mojo going. Great little gifts as well. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

  14. Glad I found you…I don’t bother with the resolutions either! I’m a new follower, so stop by and follow too if you like. Happy New Year

  15. I never thought of using medicine bottles for anything I usually toss them in the trash. Such a good idea I will have to find something now to store them in pill vials.

    -ruthy
    http://superfluousambitions.blogspot.com/

  16. Great idea!! I love reusing old things we have just hanging around! I would love for you to come share this at our link party…junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/12/link-it-up-wednesday-9.html

  17. Great ideas! I have a few left over after cleaning out my medicine bag. I will have to see if hubby can use them for storing nails or other small items in the utility room.

  18. Very clever. I have a lot of old medicine bottles. I use them a lot for mixing different alcohol inks, Thanks for even more ways to use them 🙂

    Jani
    papercompulsions.blogspot.com

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