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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2008 07:31:45 PM »

o0o good ideas, currently i use one of mine for needles, not bent just sewing. im a loser and hand sew. no machine yet. i think i may try the melting down one. ... do you knwo if you leave the cap on lady G??

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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2008 06:47:59 PM »

When I was a kid, my aunt gave my sister and me necklaces made from melted down Rx bottles.  whoever made them stuck a dime in the bottle before melting it.  And somehow (probably after melting) put a hole in the melted blob for a thread so you could wear it as a necklace.  ...It was a conversation starter, anyway....  I bet you could think of something clever to put in them before melting.  Or better yet, experiment!-- and let the rest of us know what works well and what doesn't!


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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2008 09:15:52 AM »

They're handy for clipped syringe tips and used lancets, if you know any diabetics.

*keeping a couple of needles handy in your purse.

*storing extra exacto blades.

*as "guts" for rattly kids' toys (make sure you glue the lid as well as closing it, just so your rocks or bells or whatever absolutely CAN'T escape!)

*we used to use prescription bottles/film cannisters to make planters, trashcans and cooking pots for our dollhouse when we were kids.  The short fat prescription bottles are sometimes wide enough to cut out bracelet blanks for smaller children.
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2008 09:42:00 PM »

My MIL keeps me well supplied with pill bottles. I have a "set" of six that are the same size (kinda long and skinny), that I use to make popsicles for the kids. I have some plastic sticks from an old popsicle-maker set that I use for the sticks, but I guess wooden popsicle sticks would work, too. These work a lot better than ice cube trays and are less bulky than using styrofoam cups.
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2008 07:37:29 PM »

I store my perler beads in pill bottles now. I got tired of sorting the colors out when I wanted to make something, so I just took them all and sorted them all out. (Okay, I'm not finished yet, but that's because I have 7,000 beads to do!! Lips sealed)

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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2008 05:29:23 AM »

I'm in the process of making a pendant light with my pills bottles.....should be a great "amber" color when lit.....they melt extremely easy with a heat gun....and it's FUN!!!
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2008 12:22:36 PM »

My boyfriend is notorious for shaking b-day/xmas gifts to see if he can identify the contents. I once took 2 pill bottles, filled one with dry rice and the other with dry beans and taped them to the inside of his gift box (one vertical, one horizontal). That way when he shook the box he heard different sounds that changed depending on how he shook the box. (I also weighted the box with 15 pounds of flat weights.. kept him guessing). Grin

My friend's mother stores her daily vitamins in pill bottles (1 pill bottle = all her morning vitamins). That eliminates opening a bunch of bottles in the morning.


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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2008 07:21:23 PM »

I have a collection of pill bottles.  I never did anything with them except have them as part of my "Elvis Alter" 
I took the top half of a bookshelf and took all the boards out so it is just a large space and then covered the wood with velvet and purple swags of chiffon.  I then covered the surrounding edges with fringe and then placed this large velvet painting of Elvis in the center.  The pill bottles are scattered all over the shelf as well as random pills, glitter, rhinestones, day of the dead trinkets, elvis concert tickets, and a white silk scarf. 
Most of my friends know about my alter and end up giving me pill bottles as offerings to the alter.

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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2008 05:09:24 AM »

So I get all of my prescriptions filled at Target, and they have the niftiest pill bottles ever.


I can't bring myself to throw them away, because they're so cool that there must be an awesome craft waiting to happen with them.  Only problem-- I can't figure out what it is.

Any ideas, y'all?
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2008 07:47:02 AM »

I can see a Harry Potter craft for it, being that those are the gryffindor colors.

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