It is a great time of year to be able to do something worthwhile and lasting with some of your collection of pill bottles.
Turning your pill bottle collection into nice Christmas tree ornaments can be an easy project and an enjoyable one. And the ornaments can be made by the kids as well. This Holiday project that can be done together. Or the young ones can make themselves with minimal supervision required.
I kept the ornaments that will be shown here simple so that most anyone in your family could make one or more. And they can simply provide you with a basic idea of what you would like to make with the pill bottle collection you have. ( of course, you may have enough pill bottles to fill a couple of trees but don’t / Keep it to an enjoyable number).
- You will need a few empty pill bottles with the labels removed( of course ).
- Spray paint/ colors of you own choosing.
- A sharp knife to cut the tab from the lid.
- Some acrylic paints.
- Brushes and Paint tray. and a little container for rinse water.
- Ornament hooks / or eye screws and get the hooks later.
And anything else you might want to embellish your ornaments with.
I took and spray painted a few pill bottles and then let them dry completely. You saw a few in the above photo.
The first bottle I worked on was the blue one with the 3D eyes on it. I purchased the packet of eyes at Walmart a year ago. The rest of the face was painted on. Using some yarn and macaroni and other pasta would have made him a very interesting addition to the family’s ornament collection.
Colorful abstract designs can make for an interesting pill bottle ornament and they don’t take very long to do either.
The three bottles to the left were done by 1. placing some green and yellow oil based paint in a small can that was 3/4 full of water. The two bottles were done this way. The red and green bottle was done similarly but using fingernail polish.
Other options are to paint flowers on the bottle.
Or by dabbing your brush into a couple of colors, stipple the colors onto the bottles.
And on any of the bottles you choose, you can paint on a snowman or add a small sticker.
Two of the photos show a fork stuck in the pill bottle. These and some other pill bottles I used are from a collection of message/recipe card holders I made. The decorations you make and add a fork to would be great for place settings.
When you add the hooks or screws you are ready to go….Well once you have the tree up or some other place ready to hang and display your fine work.
Make a wonderful day of it. Do share what you come up with.