Homemade Pill Organizer
Can any of you crafty people out there think of a way to make a non-toxic and nice looking pill box holder? I need something with compartments large enough to put all my big vitamins and suppliments in for daily use for 7 days. I do not want any of those plastic weekly pill holders, but something that will look nice sitting out and again is non-toxic and has a lid. I look forward to your ideas!
I am saving small plastic jars such as spice jars. My son had a darling chartruse jar the other day that his probotic came in and I asked him for it. Then there was a small hot pink one that held liquid for blowing bubbles for the dog. Now I have my eye on a small clear one with a bright yellow top that is almost empty of the dill pickle salt my son loves! I have developed a facination for small brighly colored plastic bottles or ones that have beautiful labels which I am careful not to get very wet when I wash them out. I know I will find a use for them . A small lbel on the lid with the day and set in a small wire basket would be adorable.
How about something like these? http://www.glueguncrafts.com/2009/03/glue_gun_craft_round_up.cfm (and a the cute crate)
I save the little jars from the specialty pickled artichoke hearts and such that I tend to use in my cooking. I'm always making lotions or such for someone in the family...so I make use of them for that...but certainly they would make cute little vitamin jars as well... also a cardboard "hatbox" with spice jars in it would be cute...you could cover the lids with fabric to match the hatbox...You could even screw the hatbox to a lazy susan to make it revolve...
I needed to make a morning/evening pill dispenser for someone. It was suggested we get those M&M flip top plastic containers. I took the labels off, put new ones on with the days of the week and put it in a spice rack I found at Goodwill.
Try a bead organizing box or a 'floss' box for storing embroidery thread. Great idea. Cheap. Avail at any major craft store. Art stores have dual-purpose items that travel well, too.
I bought a 2 sided plastic box (for screws, washers, etc.) that had many compartments at Harbor Freight (a hardware type store) for my vitamins. Can use baby food jars for some projects that require small glass jars. type store) No search results.
I use drawer dividers to keep my vitamin bottles in order. You could paint them. Mine are a boring orange, but they do keep bottles from rolling all over.
If you aren't keeping the container on display, I went to the hardware shop and purchased a small plastic box with many divisions (actually a fishing tackle container for all those little bits & pieces that fishermen use) and put my vitamins etc. in that. I also use a couple of the same for my costume jewellery. You can see immediately what you have stored. Alternatively. If you want the container 'on view' what about a jewellery box? Obviously the right size, with compartments, or compartments where you can place small plastic vials??
Here is a video tutorial on how to make a origami pill box...really awesome http://www.paperkawaii.com/2015/08/09/origami-pill-box-organizer-video-tutorial/
There are large, large pill containers for a week at a time . I take lots of meds and vitamins and it holds mine just fine. I got mine at the dollar store.. and yes you guessed it for just a dollar.