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How can I reuse a Tic Tac container?
By Isabel from Santa Ana
Store small things like paper clips buttons etc. You can also use them to take a few days of a prescription on a trip. They will fit in your purse. You can roll thread around a folded piece of paper and carry a needle and a few buttons for and emergency sewing kit.
I bought one of those"eye glasses"repair kit at Dollar General.It has different size tiny screws, extra nose pads etc. Everything fits great and secure.
My mom loves those for storing tiny beads and safety pins, etc.
Using it for meds is ok, just as along they aren't narcotics. Narcotics must be stored in the container from the pharmacy. I was doing this too and should've known better (I'm a nurse) so I called my sheriff's dept. and they gave me the scoop.
You can fill them with dried seeds and tiny trinkets for a find it game. You can even add water, food dye, glitter, sand and small beads for an aquarium.
They make great spice containers for camping. I filled mine with my favorite spices, stuck a label on them and keep them all in a plastic recipe box for easy access.
Does anyone have any Tic Tac containers they want to sell?
By KelliLogan13 from Texas
I have quite a few I am using to store ribbons - but will be glad to ship you as many as I can. All you have to do is pay the postage - not sure how that would work!
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Tips for reusing those plastic containers that tic tac breath mints come in.
I will always remember that!
In some WalMart Supercenter's craft section you can buy the Tic-Tac containers in packs of eight.
Feel free to post your ideas below.
I love...just love this website. There are so many SMART people out there! Thank you. (07/10/2006)
When I was little I used to keep a tic-tac container or two full of tap water every night on the shelf at the head of my bunk-bed so I wouldn't have to climb down half-asleep if I were thirsty in the middle of the night. :) (07/10/2006)
These are good ideas. However, in our state, if you are in a vehicle carrying prescription drugs in containers other than the original bottle, you can be arrested for transporting drugs. Possibly, acetaminophen or ibuprofen could be carried in pocket or purse using tic-tac containers. (07/11/2006)
Here are a few more reuses for those Tic Tac containers.
1- Use in fishing tackle box for different size split shot sinkers or small plastic minnows
2- How about a BB or pellet ammunition box
3- Collect water for testing
4- Use to store small shirt buttons
5- The world's smallest ant farm, or to display small dead insects
6- A noise maker or rattle
7- Have a lot of them and make a building block set, either decorate, paint, or glue letters and numbers on all the sides
8- Filling them with different colored sands of fish bowl gravel for display or small sand art works
9- To store your children's baby teeth or lock of hair
10- A place to create and research food molds or possibly a fungus.
Tic-Tac anyone? (07/11/2006)
By Mr. Thrifty
What about storing small sewing supplies? As a seamstress with my own business, I find a lot of things that need to be stored together: sewing machine needles, buttons, fasteners of all sorts, snaps, hook and eye, ribbons, for carrying a measuring tape, pins, or swatches in your bag,
And LOL at Mr Thrifty and his fungus comment! (07/11/2006)
Spices for camping. (08/26/2006)
Use it as a mini sea monkey aquarium. =D (03/13/2007)
You could use it for an iPod shuffle. (02/19/2008)