Craft Ideas for empty prescription bottles

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I have lots of empty script bottles .They are brownish colored containers with white plastic lids in various sizes depending on the pills that were in them. It seems such a waste to throw them away each month. Does anyone out there have any crafty ideas/uses for them?????
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  • Paula Martin Paula Martin on Dec 16, 2014
    I store small nails, tacks etc. I glue what is inside on the lid or side.
  • Linda Linda on Dec 17, 2014
    u can store small bead in...could tape a bead on top to let u know whats inside...also..safety pins....etc
  • Diane North Diane North on Dec 17, 2014
    its not a crafty idea but I use mine for things like bacon grease and those liquids you don't want down your drain,the cap is sealed tight as well,hope it helps on use of them
  • Lynn Sakl Lynn Sakl on Dec 17, 2014
    I donate mine to a local low income vet clinic. They reuse them to issue animal prescriptions. It saves them some money because they don't have to buy bottles.
  • Cathy Falck Cathy Falck on Dec 17, 2014
    Not crafty but recycle for seed containers to sell seeds at yard sales or for personal use.
  • GarynSharon Daniels GarynSharon Daniels on Dec 17, 2014
    Put fishing weights in them and use them for Fabric Weights on sewing projects. The plastic is perfectly recyclable and with out the label safe for you.
  • Judy Roberts Judy Roberts on Dec 17, 2014
    Well, this is probably not for everyone~but, my son is allergic to ant stings and I am allergic to wasp stings~so, I use these bottles for a "portable" bite kit. For him we use straight Clorox in a clean empty eye drop or similar bottle.I drop into the med.bottle~put a couple of cotton balls around it to keep it from moving & he uses that to squirt the Clorox on when he gets stung! He has one in his house, his truck, on his job, etc. I do the same for me. I have one in the golf cart, etc. Works like a charm as the Clorox imm. takes the hurt out!
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    • Judy Roberts Judy Roberts on Mar 01, 2015
      @Anna I have tried baking soda, Anna, it's not effective for me. I have an epi-pen inside the house if necessary~but....if a drop or so of Clorox is only used right on the area of the sting~there is no harm done.
  • Teresa B Teresa B on Dec 18, 2014
    my husband has been saving these amber vials for years because he says he's going to sell them on ebay. still waiting for him to sell them. we are talking about bags of these things!!
  • Sheila D Sheila D on Dec 29, 2014
    Most pharmacy's will recycle them for you if your local recycle center does not take them.Like the low income vet idea.Maybe animal shelter could use them if they have to send meds home with new adoptees.
  • 153091 153091 on Jan 07, 2015
    Enjoy reading all the comments....lots of good ideas...like the "give-away" to vets and shelters best!
  • Linda Hollingsworth Linda Hollingsworth on Jan 07, 2015
    Taking a salad to work for lunch? I use them for just the right amount of salad dressing.
  • Sherri Foster Sherri Foster on Jan 18, 2015
    I use them to organize and store buttons; each of my grandsons action figures has a bottle labeled with the figures name for it's small accessories/weapons; I carry one in my handbag for nonprescription meds( antacids,pain relievers,decongestants) it allows me to carry a small amount without having to pay the high prices of "travel size" products; and I store my Bobby pins in a larger bottle. The organization uses are only limited by one's imagination !
  • Liv Liv on May 23, 2018
    Use them to store bobby pins in, you can mod podge them to make them look nice.