Do you ever look at the stuff that you throw away on a regular basis and think “Wonder if I could use that for something else…”? I do! Over the years I have written a few of these – “Other uses” posts.
When we gave up sugar many years ago I wrote about other ways to use sugar – cause I had a lot left over! I’ve also written about how to use Dawn for other things, leftover coffee grounds and tea bags, and many more.
Today I wanted to share with you another one of those. I take a lot of vitamins and I have a lot of vitamin and pill bottles and I KNOW there are other ways to reuse those, so that’s what this post is about.
Those little prescription or vitamin containers that once held pills or liquid can transform into so many more things. From dazzling crafts to ingenious household hacks, we’re going to look at what feels like the limitless possibilities of repurposing these seemingly insignificant items.
These little containers may seem like trash at first glance, but, they can be used for so much more! Whether you’re looking for craft ideas, practical uses, or unique fun creations, We’ve got you covered.
Let’s get started:
Empty Pill and Vitamin Bottle Crafts
Let’s talk about organization. One of the best ways to use these empty bottles is for organization. But who says just because they’re used in a practical way means we can’t make them cute and fun?
Here we go:
One place (I have heard because I am not a crafter) that works best when organized is your craft space.
Empty pill bottles can play a significant role in keeping all your small craft supplies tidy and easy to find. Just label each bottle with a marker or use colorful washi tape to distinguish between different materials like buttons, beads, or sequins.
Arrange them neatly on a shelf or in a drawer, and voila! Your craft area will look neat and professional.
Another fun craft idea is to create miniature storage containers for your jewelry. We all have those small earrings, rings, or delicate necklaces that tend to get lost easily.
By upcycling your empty pill and vitamin bottles, you can create adorable organizers to keep your accessories safe and tangle-free.
Add a layer of soft fabric or foam inside the bottle and customize the outside by painting, wrapping it in colorful paper, or even decoupaging with magazine cutouts.
These personalized jewelry containers will not only save you time searching for your favorite pieces but also serve as decorative accents in your bedroom or dressing area.
Looking for a creative gift idea? How about making personalized travel-sized first aid kits using empty pill and vitamin bottles?
Fill them with essential medical supplies such as band-aids, cotton swabs, antiseptic wipes, or headache tablets.
Decorate the bottles with ribbons, stickers, or even paint them in vibrant colors. This thoughtful present will come in handy for friends or family members who are always on the go, ensuring they’re prepared for any minor mishaps.
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Empty pill bottles aren’t just for arts and crafts; they can also serve practical purposes in your everyday life.
Let’s look at some ideas for how to repurpose these containers for everyday use.
In the Kitchen
Replace those mismatched spice containers cluttering up your cabinets with empty pill bottles. Not only will this keep your spices organized and easily accessible, but it will also help them stay fresh for longer.
Just make sure to label each bottle with the name of the spice and any other relevant information such as expiration dates or usage notes.
You can even take it a step further and alphabetize the bottles for easy navigation while cooking.
On The Go
Have you ever struggled to find a way to keep small portions of snacks or nuts? Well, empty pill bottles can be the perfect choice.
These little containers are perfect for holding single servings of granola, chocolates, or even mixed nuts. They’re not only great for on-the-go snacking but also ideal for portion control if you tend to overindulge.
Keep a few of these in your bag or car, and you’ll always have a healthy snack option readily available.
When I was in school (Yes, I know that was a long time ago…), we all use to carry chocolate to add to our milk in baggies – these bottles would have been a much better idea and the perfect size.
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In The Office
Another practical use for empty pill bottles is to store and organize various office supplies. From paperclips and binder clips to pushpins and rubber bands, these containers can hold all these tiny essentials.
Arrange them neatly on your desk or place them in a drawer, and you’ll never have to scramble for a misplaced staple or pen again.
Organizing your workspace will not only save you time but also enhance productivity and reduce stress.
Beyond Crafts and Practicality
Beyond everything we talked about above, let’s dive into some unconventional and unexpected ways to use these containers.
Finding ways to pack efficiently and stay organized is crucial to a traveler. Empty pill and vitamin bottles can be used to store small amounts of toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, or lotions.
Transfer your favorite products into these travel-sized containers and say goodbye to the hassle of carrying bulky bottles or worrying about leakages in your luggage.
Additionally, you can also use them to store medication for short trips, ensuring you have your necessary prescriptions handy wherever you go.
In the Great Outdoors
From camping trips to hiking expeditions, empty pill and vitamin bottles can be very useful. Fill them with strike-anywhere matches to keep them dry and easily accessible.
They can also be used to store emergency kits, including items like safety pins, iodine swabs, or even fishing hooks.
These bottles are lightweight, compact, and waterproof, making them ideal for any adventure where space and durability are essential.
In the Garden
You didn’t think I wouldn’t find a way to use them for gardening, did you? If you did, then you probably don’t know about my gardening site <— click here to learn more.
One idea is to create mini herb gardens by using pill bottles as planters.
Simply add soil, plant your favorite herbs like basil, thyme, or mint, and watch them flourish.
Place them on your windowsill or hang them with string for a charming green touch to your kitchen or balcony.
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- Clean and sanitize empty pill and vitamin bottles thoroughly.
- Research and gather inspiration for the desired purpose or craft.
- Collect additional materials and tools needed to complete the project.
- Follow step-by-step instructions to repurpose the pill and vitamin bottle into a new creation.
- Personalize and decorate the repurposed pill and vitamin bottle according to your taste and style.
- Enjoy the functionality and beauty of your handmade creation or practical use of the pill and vitamin bottle
Don’t underestimate the power of repurposing empty pill bottles. Whether you use them for crafts, practical purposes, or beyond, they offer endless possibilities for creativity and convenience.
So, instead of tossing them aside, start collecting these little gems and unleash your imagination. You’ll not only enjoy the process of transforming these containers, but you’ll also have unique items that make your life easier, more organized, and more joyful.
In a world overflowing with waste, it’s time we embrace the joy of repurposing and recycling. Empty prescription pill and vitamin bottles can be transformed into treasures that not only serve a purpose but also bring a touch of creativity into our lives.
I scoured the web to find some more uses for pill and vitamin bottles for you below:
Go ahead and tap into the hidden potential of those empty pill bottles. Unleash your imagination and let your creativity soar! Remember, the possibilities are endless when we choose to see the value in the seemingly mundane.
From organizing small trinkets to creating beautiful crafts, these little containers can truly make a difference.