What can I use empty pill bottles for?

  16 answers
  • Laura Wright Laura Wright on Apr 01, 2017
    I found this on Hometalk. Use to make Christmas deco, or whatever.

  • Patricia Edwards Patricia Edwards on Apr 01, 2017
    I'm a quilter so I use those empty pill bottles for bobbin that have thread that I may need maybe as a spare or someone else might need in different colors.. also did you know that if you turn one of the kids upside down that you could connect two bottles to each other! Do you have alot of the bottles? If you do you could altuse them to put beads in them for making jewelry. The lids stay on tight. Good luck Patricia from Marquette heights,il

  • Lee9021252 Lee9021252 on Apr 01, 2017
    I use them to store bent or broken pins and needles to discard.

  • MamaLinda MamaLinda on Apr 02, 2017
    Store sewing needles or buttons, snaps, etc. in them.

  • Irm21583447 Irm21583447 on Apr 03, 2017
    I use then to store flower and vegetable seeds.

    • Patti Patti on Apr 03, 2017
      I really like this idea. I'm going to be planting with seeds as soon as it's time. That is to start outside. Thanks for helping me out with all the bottles.

  • Fran Fran on Apr 03, 2017
    I work with disabled adults and for a craft fair we made keychain mini first aid kits. They sold out!

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    • Fran Fran on May 06, 2017
      Mini keychain first aid kits: We used items we had in the building from the medication room, which contained the first aid supplies: Band-aids, alcohol prep wipes and individual packets of A&D ointment. We made two sizes and in the larger ones we included a "yuck"(poison) sticker as well that I had from when my child was younger. The amount if each item depended on the size of the pill bottle. We didn't have individual packets of triple antibiotics ointment, thus the reason for A&D. We printed the first aid cross symbol on label stickers, cut printed labels into circles with the cross in center and put label on the top of the cap to cover the pharmacy information.

  • Darby Darby on Apr 04, 2017
    My mom lives in a senior apartment and they save the bottles, take the labels off and give to a group that sends them to Africa for reuse for prescriptions for the poor. I don't know the name of the organization, but local churches or clinics may know.

  • Susan Caswell Susan Caswell on Apr 05, 2017
    Wind chime. They make noise when hitting each other.

  • LBrown LBrown on Apr 06, 2017
    use them in small planter to fill in space before adding dirt

  • Patti Patti on Apr 22, 2017
    Thanks for all the great ideas

  • Pennie1958 Pennie1958 on Apr 24, 2017
    i use to pit nails screws washers tacks etc even have a short fat one i use to hold charcoal and Graphite sticks

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Apr 25, 2017
    One time thing but you can make it for friends and family . Glue a large rock on top of the cap and bury it the back garden with spare key to use if you get locked out.

  • Roanne Roanne on Apr 26, 2017
    Use them to store different types of hardware - screws, nails, etc. Take a photo of the item and print it out to tape or glue to the pill bottle, so you can immediately identify what you are looking for.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 06, 2017
    Keep one handy in the kitchen and gardening areas. I don't know about you, but there are things you do in the kitchen where you take off your rings and lay them on the counter somewhere where they can get knocked off and go down the disposal or drain or the floor. In regards to garden areas, my rings make wearing gloves uncomfortable and this is a way to store them and not loose them, and you can put them back on as soon as the gloves come off.

  • Diane Diane on May 06, 2017
    I organize my sewing supplies w/them.....hooks/eyes, snaps, small buttons, needles, etc. I made a "sewing jar" out of a canning jar, added a pin cushion top, and then used the smaller medicine bottles and filled them w/the above items so the jar was more organized and stuff could be neatly taken out........my friends love them! They're a HUGE HIT for even craft fairs!