How to Make a Pill Case from Plastic Bottle Caps

It's possible to make a pretty pill case with two plastic bottle caps. It can also make a good gift box or storage case for earrings. So save all those bottle caps from when you recycle and do something useful with them!

Steps

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    Cut a rectangular piece of plastic out of the flat part of a plastic bottle, as shown. Adjust to fit snugly inside the cap (about 10.5 cm x 2 cm).
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    Put a little glue on the side that will go into the cap, and insert.
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    Cover with another cap of the same size.
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    Decorate the lid with plastic beads as you wish.

Tips

  • You can make a screw-on version by using two caps from the same product and using the threaded top of the bottle for the insert. When gluing, insert the rough-cut edge of the threaded neck down and allow enough threads to protrude above the cap's lip so that the second bottle cap can "catch" and screw down tightly.

Variations

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  • When two caps of the same label are chosen, it fits tightly.
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    Please adjust the size of the plate by the size of the cap.
    For the box in this picture, a cap of 3 centimeter (1.2 in) in diameter and 1.5 centimeter (0.6 in) in height is used.

Warnings

  • These lids are not child resistant. Do not allow children to have easy reach to these if they contain pills.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 caps of a plastic bottle
  • Soda bottle (for plates)
  • Glue for plastics
  • Decorating materials (beads, sequins, ribbon, glitter and fabric pen)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
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