Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Medicine Bottles

Posted By:  Stephanie


Where I live we don't have recycling, I mean, NO recycling.  I think it is just crazy, and it is bugging me, so I decided that I was going to come up with uses for some of the things that we have been throwing away.

I have been going through children's Advil for the past 8 months or so while our girl has been teething.  Of course, we only give it to her when she really needs it, but in that many months we have gone through a few of these little bottles.


First I took off the label, it came off a lot easier then I thought it would.


I chose some paper that I thought would cut out into a strip nice.  A lot of the paper I have has big designs, for such a little bottle I needed something that was going to look nice and be small enough.  I found this paper that was going to be easy to cut because it was already a stripe design.


I cut the paper to fit the bottle.


Next, I made my own mod podge out of water and Elmer's School Glue.  I did about 1 part glue to 2 parts water and mixed well.


Using a paint brush I painted my mod podge onto the back of the paper,


then wrapped it around the bottle.


After I wrapped the paper around the outside I coated that in mod podge too.


I really like the way it turned out.


Next I followed the same process for a pill bottle.


Here is the paper I chose.




The top of this lid is flat unlike the other one, so I decided to cover it with left over paper from the strip I had already cut to cover the bottle.



Tada, it is complete!



I haven't decided for sure yet but I think I'm going to keep diaper rash cream in the smaller bottle.  I don't like carrying tubes of it in my purse because I'm always afraid that it is going to come open and get all over the place, this will solve that problem!

The larger bottle I will use when I travel, or in the car to keep things like, Q-Tips, tweezers, a few earring backs, a couple toothpicks, and a band aid or two for "just in case" moments.

What have you used an old medicine bottle for?

6 comments:

  1. Just love this! And look forward to your future guest post :) xo Suz

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  2. Thank you! I'm looking forward to it too!

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  3. Medicine bottles are great for bobby pins,hand lotion for purse and extra coins in the car for when you need!!!

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