Any ideas on what to use empty prescription pill bottles for?

I have small and medium size one.
  18 answers
  • Diane F Diane F on Oct 18, 2015
    I send mine to the local animal shelter-they need to send medications to adoptive homes at times and they always need pill bottles. In the summer they need toilet paper rolls-the cardboard- to make dog and kitty treats and freeze. You might want to check around and see if they are needed in your area or if vets want the pill bottles

  • Anna Williams Smith Anna Williams Smith on Oct 18, 2015
    I store my beads, needles, and other small crafting items in mine.. Works well for tiny buttons and all those kinds of things.

    • Peni Yeoman Peni Yeoman on Oct 18, 2015
      @Anna Williams Smith Me too....along with using the big ones to store pens and pencils in the craft room/office

  • Stan Johnston Stan Johnston on Oct 18, 2015
    I use mine to store my beach glass so when I need white , green , blue or brown I can just grab it and it is all sorted out.

  • I have been collecting so many, since my mom lives with us and is on many medications. I have looked for ideas also. I am a teacher, and took some to school, to send a tooth home with students, that they lost during the school day. I wish I had more ideas. The latest ones are a pretty blue, with a white cap. A small emergency kit can be put together (band-aid, quarter, alcohol pad, safety pin) maybe for scouts and a stack of quarters can be put in one, that might come in handy (maybe in a vehicle), but I do like Diane's idea of sending them to an animal shelter if they can be put to good use...

  • Sscogbill Sscogbill on Oct 18, 2015
    storage for needles, bobbins of thread if you travel, storage for screws and odds and ends, I keep one in the car with salt, pepper, creamer, sugar, in the small packets to keep them contained and not come open when I travel in the car,

  • Maggie F Maggie F on Oct 18, 2015
    Give them to a mission when dispensing meds.

  • Barb Kukkonen Barb Kukkonen on Oct 18, 2015
    Depending on size, toothpicks, q-tips, OTC meds, etc! Great for traveling or camping! If they seal tight you can put shampoo, conditioner, etc. small craft supplies for children, or they can collect items on outings and put in them! The pill bottles fit great in a pocket!

  • Liz Straughn Liz Straughn on Oct 18, 2015
    First, wash them out. Most pills are coated and the residue stays inside the container. I use them to store coins, buttons, needles and pins, anything else small. I have also used them to make rubber stamps. I cut out foam sheets and hot glue to the caps. Screw the caps back on the bottles and they make good holders for little hands.

  • Jeanie Jeanie on Oct 18, 2015
    Local EMS and Firefighter First Responders will use the larger ones. They can hold 1 pair of gloves, handy for pocket storage.

  • Kandy Kandy on Oct 18, 2015
    I upcycle wooden furniture. I pour some of the paint in the bottle and give it to the purchaser for small touch up jobs. Put the name of the piece on the outside label.

  • Becky Kutz Becky Kutz on Oct 18, 2015
    There is a place you can send them to Malawi project 3314 Van Tassel Drive, Indianapolis,In 46240 .You can boil water to remove the labels and glue and send them . so often in the small rural hospitals medicine is dispensed into torn pieces of newspaper for transportation to village homes. send your clean medicine bottles to them .

  • Margaret Margaret on Oct 18, 2015
    I have used them for spices.

  • Penny Penny on Oct 18, 2015
    I use them to hold needles, buttons for baby projects, paint for small jobs, or waxed floss with a hole in the lid for dispensing.

  • Barbara Valenti Barbara Valenti on Oct 19, 2015
    I also use them to store my spices and small sewing items. I was actually thinking about drilling a hole in the bottom and stringing some lights to give an orange glow. Of course, I haven't figured out what to put on the other end. Still looks like a medicine bottle with no top! I am still thinking. If anybody else has ideas let me know. I got alot of bottles.

  • Robin Robin on Oct 23, 2015
    Our church uses them for Operation Christmas Child to hold sewing kits, fishing kits, screws, etc.