Prescription bottles. I hate 'em.
They're ugly. They are reminiscent of infirmity and redolent of medicine. I have saved them for years because I knew I could turn them into something pretty...somehow. This is my first project. Turn these:
It's crazy simple. Read on for the DIY...
First, sand off the text.
It takes a couple of minutes, but it's so nice when that crap is gone and you have a nice white surface!
Next, doodle a five-petaled flower with Sharpies.
My ink spread a little, because of the roughed sanded surface. You could minimize that by polishing with a fine grit sandpaer, but I kind of like the watercolor feel of the running ink.
I added a crisp look to some of them, with an extra-fine black outline.
Then simply thread some cord, ribbon or chain through the existing holes...
Done and done!
To add a dangle, I poked a hole with a pushpin.
I inserted an eyepin (an eyepin is just a bit of wire with a loop on one end), and made another loop inside to hold it in place. Then it's super simple to hang a dangle from the bottom loop. Like so:
Whee! Aren't they cute?
By the by, you don't hafta make jewelry. Use these flowery lids to prettify those boring but useful bottles. Great for storing little craft or sewing supplies.
Hope you enjoyed this prescription bottle upcycle! I have a couple of others, which I will show you one of these days.