Using Brown Pill Bottles For Crafts?

Does anyone know of a way to use the brown pill bottles as an arts and crafts project?

Theresa from Hibbing, MN


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September 24, 20073 found this helpful

Well you can use those brown label pill bottles to hold craft items
2-you could decorate those pill bottles for display as curios
3- you could use those pill bottles as supports for homemade things like artificial trees bridge supports or other miniature display things.(Only you will know that pill bottle is part of it)
4-I would imagine the caps could make great handicap checkers
5-and with a lot of your imagination Christmas tree ornaments are possible.
I can probably come up with many more. Feel free to Email me.


Crafts Are Partly Supplies The Rest Is Your Imagination
Good Luck from Mr. Thrifty

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By Jazzylazzy (Guest Post)
September 25, 20074 found this helpful

Remove the label. The sequins and sparkly things package from a crafts store or party confetti and clear packaging tape can be used to make a treasure bottle or a dry match container for scouts or campers. Cut a piece of tape that will fit around the bottle. Lay it down sticky side up. Put your design of sequins or confettin on the tape. Place the tape around the bottle. I use small boxes of wooden matches by putting the matches in the container, cutting the striker piece off the box, and putting it in the container as well.

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September 25, 20073 found this helpful

I bought an xacto knife set.2 handles&5 different blades.I had a pill bottle tall enough.In the bottom I put in 2 cotton balls.As I said in another post,I invested in a hand held label maker...I label every thing...Keeper

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By pikkymama (Guest Post)
September 26, 200710 found this helpful

Place pill bottles on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven - you have to watch them as they start to become soft. You don't want them too soft to the point of becoming "mushy". Remove them from the oven when they are pliable and either shape them the way you want or leave them the way they come out of the oven. They cool down rapidly. They usually come out different shapes when you use different size bottles. My mother used to do this but I can't remember what oven temperature she used. I can't ask her because she passed away a couple years ago.


After they cooled down she would fill them with different colored sand making a rainbow in the bottle. In the top of the bottle she would place the stems of a few minature flowers (purchased from craft store) in the sand and then seal that with a small amount of hot wax. They looked like little vases with flowers. You can also take these bottles of different shapes and sizes, punch holes in the bottom while still soft then string fish line thru them and paint or otherwise decorate them making them like hanging chimes!

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February 24, 20190 found this helpful

I would be concerned about the fumes?

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June 23, 20190 found this helpful

I had directions to melt pill bottles, but they wouldn't melt. The local pharmacist told me that the bottles now do not melt, for safety.


Suppose a person or animal swallowed a bottle with medicine still in it; you don't want stomach acid to make holes in the bottle.

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April 6, 20200 found this helpful

I remember doing this in girls scouts. We would put sequins in the bottles or glitter before baking. Then poke a hole in after they came out and make necklaces out of them.

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June 16, 20200 found this helpful

Usually can heat the oven & then when it is heated, put the tray with the bottles in oven & turn the oven OFF....still watch them

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October 10, 200717 found this helpful

A craft I have bought locally is a "cheer-up/get well soon" bottle which is filled in this manner...

1. Put a sticker on the top of the bottle (lid). A smiley face works well.


2. Print a Label that says something like "God's prescription for cheer."

Instructions would be to "read a note inside for instant cheer."

3. Put that label on the side of the bottle.

4. Take verses from the Bible, especially the ones in Proverbs, and print those on cardstock. Cut these apart, and put about 8 to 12 of these in each bottle.

I can not give you a source of the lady who does this craft. But she is from North Carolina, and sets up at a crafts show near me every year. I am not sure if it is her original idea or not, but it really does sell well at $1.25/each bottle.

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February 20, 20171 found this helpful

Use a "locking" bottle to give batteries with toys.

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April 28, 20170 found this helpful

I make a game of them, stack as high as you can to make a pyramid then count them , as the next kid awaits their turn. Each kid knocks down their own pyramid that's their favorite part.

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July 16, 20171 found this helpful

My Mom would let us put 5 or 6 of her clear, coloured plastic beads in a pill bottle, then bake it/ them in the oven until it melted into a circle. We drilled a small hole at the top of the circle, & hung them as suncatcher ornaments.

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