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Cool way to reuse your vitamin bottle lids!
Okay, I tend to shop in the bulk section for basics like rice, beans, etc, and I always make a mess when I either pour my stuff into a new container or try to scoop it out. Yeah, I'm kind of accident prone/messy when I'm in the kitchen...
I got this idea from a plastic bottle lid recycling project found here: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/hot-tip/a-useful-reuse-for-plastic-bottle-caps-128400 , and I thought it was brilliant! However, I had a ton of vitamin bottles with flip-top lids (and pretty colors) that I thought might work better--you are at less risk of damaging the plastic bag because you are only tightening the lid with the threads once and just reusing the flip-top to pour out your goodies.
Because the vitamin bottles are thicker plastic than a water bottle, you need to use a saw (I used a 99 Cent Store hacksaw) or utility knife (please be careful!) instead of scissors.
I find that my goodies take up less space this way, I can see how much I have left, and I don't make as much of a mess when I'm trying to get to my stuff...

Posted by Melinda K. from San Diego, California, United States • Published See Melinda K.'s 5 projects »
  • How to make a storage unit. Flip Top Vitamin Bottle To Easy Pour Plastic Bag Sealer - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using the sticker already on the vitamin bottle as a guide to keep your cut straight, cut the top portion of the bottle and lid off. PLEASE use proper technique for safety! I am only using bad technique because I'm holding a camera!

  • How to make a storage unit. Flip Top Vitamin Bottle To Easy Pour Plastic Bag Sealer - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove the lid and pull the plastic bag with your goodies in it through the neck of the bottle. Fold the plastic bag out like a flower around the opening.

  • How to make a storage unit. Flip Top Vitamin Bottle To Easy Pour Plastic Bag Sealer - Step 3
    Step 3

    Replace lid by tightening it around the plastic bag. Trim the bag, if necessary. You now have an easy pour spout and a tight seal on your plastic bag! Use for candy, cereal, dry goods, etc.

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Amy S.
Amy S.
I did this with soda bottle tops for plastic bread bags and it works great!
jane.louis.353 · Cannock, England, GB
Brilliant idea! Thanks x
Melinda K.
Melinda K. · San Diego, California, US · 5 projects
I recommend using the largest flip-top vitamin bottle and lid for this--I learned that they flow much more smoothly than the normal-sized ones! Good luck!
PinKween · Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 24 projects
Pefect for me, who is rather organized but like to recycle what I already have..and I have tons of plastic bags and sackets...Yupppee...Thnx!!! xxx
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
wooow this is smart, thank you for your great tute and the sharing, i like this i have a lot plastic bags without zipper locks and they aren't handy so this is the solution!!!!
really awesome!!!
ficklephonebug ..
ficklephonebug .. · 60 projects
I would fav this a million times if I could, this is so freakin clever!!!
aaangi · Ottawa, Ontario, CA · 8 projects

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