10 Practical New Uses For Old Pill Bottles! We all have old, empty, pill bottles lying around the house. Instead of pitching them directly into the recycling bin…re-purpose and reuse them! These 10 Practical New Uses For Old Pill Bottles include ideas for travel, life with kids, first aid and more!…
Re-Decorate Your Empty Pill Bottle
All you need is:
- Washi tape (available at craft stores). Electrical tape or colourful duct tape will do too.
- Empty pill bottle
Just cover pill bottle with tape and voila = instant re-decoration. Not only does this customize your pill bottle it also disguises the contents (which might be helpful for some of these practical new uses for old pill bottles).
10 Practical New Uses For Old Pill Bottles
1. Travel container for cotton swabs. Packs easily and you can what you need for travel and then recycle the bottle.
2. Mini-sunscreen container. You don’t always want to have a regular sized suncreen with you at all times…especially when you just need a quick reapplication. Put a day’s worth of sunscreen into an empty pill bottle and you can be covered without taking the whole sunscreen with you.
3. Earbud holder. No more searching the bottom of your bag for earbuds! Use an empty pill bottle as your earbud holder.
4. Elastic band/ponytail holder bottle. Place a few hair elastics in an empty pill bottle and leave it in your gym bag, backpack, or locker. Totally practical!
5. First aid kit. Place some band aids, gauze, disinfectant wipes into an empty pill bottle and you have an instant mini-first aid kit. Great for your bag, vehicle, boat, locker and more.
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6. Portable minifigure home. This would be really practical for travel, waiting rooms, and restaurants.
7. Emergency cash/change holder. This is one of the cases where it’s good to use the tape to disguise the contents of your pill bottle. Keep a couple dollars in coins or small bills in an empty pill bottle for emergency cash. Handy to have in vehicle (for parking meters which still take coins), students in their bags, snack money and more.
8. Candy holder. Is the bottom of your bag filled with individually wrapped candies from restaurants? Re-purpose an pill bottle into your portable candy holder.
9. Mini-make-up-kit. Lip gloss, mini eyeliner, lipstick, etc can be neatly and discretely hidden in a pill bottle for quick touch ups. And this kit is so small it could fit in an evening bag or purse with ease.
10. Dinosaur home. Yes, like the minifigure home, a pill bottle can be reused to fit any small toy!
Making these kits can be something you make for your kids or an activity to do with your kids. Save up your empty pill bottles and make a bunch of kits to use as boredom busters on your next trip.
BONUS IDEA: fill your empty pill bottles up with clues and create a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt for indoors or outdoors!