Asked on Sep 16, 2016

Repurposing various sized pill bottles??

FauxgalDORLISBernadette Staal


Taking several medicines on a monthly has given me loads of empty pill bottles from the pharmacy. I do not want to just throw them away and need alternative ideas.
9 answers
  • Dee7723646
    on Sep 18, 2016

    If the contaIers have a straight inside wall they make great vessels for ice cubes .. Just fill with water and freze. Also great for storing small items,buttons, safety pins

  • Debbie
    on Sep 18, 2016

    I'm looking for a creative answer for the same problem!! The pill bottles all have straight sides, the same basic orangey/copper color and I wonder what to do with them. Organizing small things, but what else??

  • Ctr7534813
    on Sep 18, 2016

    I donate my empty prescription bottles to Matthew25. They then send them to developing countries. You have to pay shipping costs to send them, but to me it is worth it. Have a look and see if this is something you would be interested in.

  • Diane McAfee
    Diane McAfee
    on Sep 18, 2016

    If you're into decorating for Halloween, here is a cute idea You can also use polymer clay to decorate the bottles :)

  • Audrey Trubshaw
    Audrey Trubshaw
    on Sep 18, 2016 Checkout Pinterest ideas for reusing pill bottles. Happy crafting!

  • Cathy J. Stanley
    Cathy J. Stanley
    on Sep 18, 2016

    I use mine to hold quarters. The ones I have hold $10 worth. I used my labeling gun and have them labeled for laundry and for parking meters. It doesn't take much room and if I don't need them the grandkids use them for the arcade.

  • Bernadette Staal
    Bernadette Staal
    on Sep 18, 2016

    have you considered cleaning them up and returning them to the pharmacy? I usually collect up my bottles and pass them onto my vet. Saves them buying new stock and cuts down on waste. For yourself - perhaps you just need a refill and a new label put on the bottle to update it.

    on Sep 19, 2016

    I use them to store seeds, beads, hair pins, anything that is small.

  • Fauxgal
    on Oct 18, 2017

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