cute storage idea

by contributor on 10/11/2008

in Green Crafting

The thing I love most about empty prescription bottles are the child safety feature. I store lots of little craft items in mine and they keep needles, pins and beads out of the hands of my two year old!

The bigger ones are good for organizing pins and needles in my sewing box. The smaller ones are great for throwing beads and stitch markers in my knitting bag. I dressed them up with some cute paper and added labels to keep them all straight!

1. Measure around the bottle for the width of your paper. Measure from the bottom of the bottle to the edge of the child safety lock for the height. Trim and attach with craft glue.

Note: Because of the safety lock, the paper won’t completely cover the bottle. I used the label to cover most of the gap. There’s a little space under the safety lock that will show. If you want a completely covered bottle, trim a small piece of paper to cover the space.

2. Measure around the bottle from the safety lock edges for the width of your label. I used 3/4 inch for the height. Print these out on the computer or just handwrite them. Trim and attach with craft glue.

3. Trace the top of the lid for the size of your lid paper. Trim and attach with craft glue.

4. Fill with craft goodies and feel super resourceful!

About the designer:
Julie is a freelance writer and graphic designer. She has a two year old daughter and works from home. Julie has a passion for finding new uses for old, loved things, and will sew anything: sweaters, shirts, jeans, pants. Nothing is safe if it fits under her presser foot! Blog :: etsy store :: website

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1 Joanne November 11, 2008 at 8:50 am

What a great idea for those prescription bottles. I have so many “little” craft things that would fit in there perfectly. I always take all the information off the bottles and throw them away, but not anymore…Thank you!

2 Nikki November 12, 2008 at 6:37 pm

I am SO bummed I didn’t think of this first! Darn it. This is the a great idea for ways to keep needles safe from little fingers and they look wonderful too. Awesome. I am linking this idea over to my page for sure.

3 Line Kristine November 13, 2008 at 11:01 am

That´s really smart! Especially since they are child safe :)

4 Dawn January 21, 2009 at 9:44 am

You’re not going to believe this but I just finished a prescription and I looked at that empty bottle and thought “I could use this for something…” so I saved it. Now I know what to do with it! Funny…this was just yesterday.
Dawn

5 Lisa G. February 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Since I am a pharmacist, I have always used Rx vials for various purposes. They are good to put q-itps and cotton balls in too for home or travel.
Lisa

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