Friday, February 21, 2014

#TBCCrafters Craft Hop - Create extra storage with Medicine Bottles

Check it Out!  We have a ton of medicine bottles laying around, I just can't seem to make myself throw them away!  I use them to store all kinds of stuff in, you know those little odds and ends that don't take up a whole jar or container, like safety pins, toothpicks, brads and beads.  Having all these little bottles around is functional but I have to admit, not very pretty.  So I decided to dress them up and organize them, but first I decided that I needed to make some of them non-childproof!  

Having to press that little tab on the bottles every time is irritating so using wire cutters I cut each side of the tab off and then decorated them with a variety of materials.  I also stacked a few to make some storage towers.  

I decorated the ones above with lace, some sticker trim and ribbon.  I also decorated some with Washi Tape and even string.  To make the tower, I simple hot glued the tops of two lids to the bottoms of the bottles.  I found that 3 tall is about a good height so the tower doesn't topple easily.  I added ribbon and lace to cover the connection and glued on a drawer pull at the top.  You could add tags or labels to each one for easy identification of what's inside too.  

I also attached some of my medicine bottles to the bottom of a wooden shelf by measuring out even spaces and then screwing the lids to the shelf, from the inside out.  I drilled the screw into the lid from the top to get my hole and then flipped it over and drilled it to the shelf.  I may add some ribbon and labels to the bottles later, but I am pretty happy with how it looks!  Lucky for me my wall color matches them well!



  1. What a great way to reuse something you normally don't know what else to do with. This would be perfect in my craft room for small supplies!! Thanks Dawn!

  2. After using them for screws, clips and pins I would toss my old medicine bottles. Now I will save and find a place to use this at home or work.

  3. What a great reuse, that is awesome! You could even do small mason jars, or even baby food jars, love it!


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