13 Surprising Ways You Can Reuse Empty Pill Bottles, #7 Is A Genius Travel Hack.


Glue a rock to the top and bury it in the yard for the perfect key hider.

If you or a family member takes medication on a daily basis you can accumulate a collection of plastic pill bottles very quickly. Unfortunately, there are not many places that accept these for recycling but the good news is the bottles can be upcycled and used for storing small items such as coins and jewelry. Below are 13 great ways to use medication bottles. #2 might just be the best decorated pill bottle ever made.

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Decorate a pill bottle with paint and stencils for a beautiful store-all for tiny items like bobby pins and jewelry.

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Make a quick nail polish remover tub with cotton balls and polish remover. Just dip your finger inside and twist to remove nail polish.

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Make your own jumbo rainbow crayons by melting them and pouring them right into the pill bottles.


Decorate and use as a cotton swab holder.

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Tape a matchbox striker section to the outside of the bottle and fill it with matches for a child-safe, waterproof match container.

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Use them to store conditioner, shampoo, and lotion when traveling.

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Pill bottles are also perfect for holding earbuds.


Make a travel sewing kit by attaching a pin cushion to the top and filling it with sewing supplies.

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Glue identification labels on the tops and store seeds in them.


Make a pill bottle survival kit by filling it with contents like the ones in this photo.

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Help the Tooth Fairy out by making a perfect tooth holder.


Create snowman ornaments with white paint, markers, string, and a little imagination.

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Next, here's 12 fun and creative ways to upcycle plastic bottles.