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Upscycle and reuse old plastic jars to store your junk or treasure!
I started upcycling medicine jars as a means to help store my drawing supplies, and over time I found that I could use them for a variety of reasons!

I use these jars for the following:

Overnight Medicine/Vitamin Jar
Emergency sewing kit (with the needles wrapped in felt!)
Lucky pennies
Film Negatives
Eraser container
Pencil Sharpener/Pencil Shavings Holder
Stash for mechanical pencil lead
Chalk/Pastel/Charcoal stubs
Traveling container for loose jewelry (like rings/earings)
D&D dice holder
Loose Buttons/Beads
Emergency cigarette ash container (very bad! it ruins the jar!)

!!!If you plan to reuse these jars for meds/vitamins, I highly reccomend washing out the jars before reuse!!!

Posted by Ryals_Shoal from Marysville, Washington, United States • Published See Ryals_Shoal's 17 projects »
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  • How to make a jar. Recycled Medicine Jars - Step 1
    Step 1

    First save your plastic medicine jar(s) and peel off the label.

    After that you can either directly paint/modge podge/sticker your heart's desire! I find that acrylic paint peels off easily on the smooth plastic, so I opted nail polish for the lid details.

  • How to make a jar. Recycled Medicine Jars - Step 2
    Step 2

    The farthest left is just a cupcake sticker, the sheep is modge podged, the heart and map are glued then taped on images with packaging tape.

    I used black nail polish for the sheep lid, and colored permanent sharpie markers for the other lids.

    These are very addicting to make once you start making these and find uses for them!

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Bat Ma'am
Bat Ma'am · Seattle, Washington, US · 13 projects
What a neat idea! I had no idea what to do with my bottles!
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KillerKupcake
KillerKupcake · Sanford, Florida, US · 1 project
this is a great idea. My brother just started art school & I'm these would be a great little gift for him to store all his little supplies in.
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Pastru
Pastru
I LOVE the paper you used!
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Erika B.
Erika B. · Ashburn, Virginia, US
p.s nice d&d dice holder _\--/
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Erika B.
Erika B. · Ashburn, Virginia, US
i love it! i'm only sorry to see all ur pill-based products, i know how it it, i take 7 pills daily =/
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noura m.
noura m.
really sweet Happy
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MissCoda
MissCoda · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
this is so cool
thanks 4 posting it
XD
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CO + K User

great job! and regarding the lids: As I always tell my friends, nail polish is the answer to everything Happy
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bulletproof
bulletproof · Atlanta, Georgia, US · 1 project
what a darling idea!
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Cassandra
Cassandra · 48 projects
Gorgeous!
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