Medicine Bottles

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Anyone have any ideas for the endless amounts of Medicine bottles my husband and I get on a monthly basis? I hate throwing them all away, but other then storing small things in, I have no idea what to do with them other then tossing them. So hoping someone has an AWESOME idea for them!
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  • Cora burke Cora burke on Jan 28, 2015
    my husband saves money in them for our great grandchildren they love to count the money to see how much is in them
  • Faye Campbell Faye Campbell on Jan 28, 2015
    I remove the label and then use them as storage containers for small hardware (nuts, washers, screws, nails, tacks, etc.) Filled with nickels, one became a perfect weight for doing 'Kumihimo' projects. The larger ones hold a bottle of acrylic paint. You could create a holding rack. I like Cora's idea of filling them with money. You could make stocking stuffers with them.
  • Sheri Ketarkus Sheri Ketarkus on Jan 28, 2015
    remove the label and recycle bin those you don't want to use
  • Linda Linda on Jan 28, 2015
    Remove labels and the Humane Shelter takes them to use for their animal medications.
  • Dee Dee on Jan 28, 2015
    I use them in the bottom of my planters-they help with drainage, you use less soil, and the pots are lighter!
  • Geno sanders Geno sanders on Jan 28, 2015
    Most drug stores will take them back I think .
  • Chris Jacobsen Chris Jacobsen on Jan 28, 2015
    If you do geo caching they are great for hiding "the prize".
  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 28, 2015
    Years ago I saw a craft in a magazine for this. The specifics are eluding me, but I remember placing them on a baking sheet in the oven. (Probably low temp) Each bottle slowly melts down creating different shapes. While still warm you can use an ice pic to place a hole in it to create a pendant. Or leave it as and add a pin to the back. Can be used as game pieces or anything your imagination can come up with. Decorate with any kind of paint, stain or even gold leafing. They were really quite interesting and definitely unique. Hope this is useful.
  • Linda Brown Linda Brown on Jan 28, 2015
    I remove the labels by soaking in water .Then i label with my own created design ,Use them for pins,tacks,rubber bands,beads or any other craft & office items i need to store
  • Diann Christian- Hovey Diann Christian- Hovey on Jan 29, 2015
    Great ideas, Thank you everyone. If anyone still has any crafty ideas for them etc. Please Comment.
    • Barbara Villegas Barbara Villegas on Nov 09, 2016
      After cleaning them out and removing the labels, you could use them for spices. It's great when you buy in bulk or make your own seasonings like taco seasoning or chili mix. You can make your own fancy labels.
  • Corrine E Shirley Corbin Corrine E Shirley Corbin on Jan 29, 2015
    I have a small one (label removed of course) that I'm holding the dead lithium batteries from my hearing aid until I find a place to send them.
  • Sheron Rossow Sheron Rossow on Jan 30, 2015
    If you have a local animal shelter, they can reuse them for medicines for the animals. Just clean them out and take the labels off and they are ready!
  • Lucy Nunn Lucy Nunn on Jan 30, 2015
    Pinterest has a thousand ideas, but most only use one or two bottles.....but, thousands of ideas.
  • B B on Jan 29, 2016
    I just made this holder to hang on wall. Total cost : $1.00
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