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What? You don't save the plastic lids from bottles & jars? What were you thinking? Check the recycling. Now. How else to carry a few vitamins, or cough drops or whatever, without a whole lot of bulk or the risk that the tinfoil will open in your pocket?

Step 1: Gather Supplies

Vitamin bottles, my favourite recyclable! Those neat snap open lids, the opaque containers! We go through a fair amount in our house, so I almost always can find one. The smaller inner cap can be from a gatoraid or other softdrink bottle or in my case, the over the counter antihistamines I take for allergies. You'll also need a plastic lid, like from a yogurt container. The only tools you'll need are a pair of kitchen shears, a nail file and some super glue.

Step 2: Fiddle, Snip, Glue!

Find a smaller lid that fits inside the vitamin bottle lid.
Pick what colour edge you want from the lids you have available.
Cut a long strip off the edge of the yogurt/ icecream lid.
Depending on the depth of your 'edging' lid you may have to trim it to fit.
This thin plasic shim is what holds the other tops together.
Once you have test fit the edge, pull about 1/3 of it out, with the snap lid open, drop in a few drops of superglue in the gap where the edging will go, replace edging. Taking care of course not to get glue on your skin, read all cautions, wear a helmet . . . .

Step 3: Upgrade!

Add a loop to your container for attaching to . . .
Extra supplies, 1/4 " elastic, small safety pin
Before glueing, Use the point of your kitchen shears to 'drill' a hole in the bottom of your container. (Of course you can use a more advanced tool for this, but some of us still consider rocks tools) remember not to cut off any digits, or create any biohazards
Use your nail file to poke both ends of a 2" x 1/4" piece of elastic into this hole, the loop is on the outside.
Glue the 2 cut ends together, after the glue is dry, run a tiny safety pin through the elastic to keep it from pulling out.
I glued the pin down too, don't want those small inanimate objects getting loose, wily 'lil critters!
<p>Great uses for stuff that is otherwise just junk.</p><p>I've found that short pieces of the strip around ice cream lids make great savers for the ends of tape rolls. Instead of folding the end of the tape under (to prevent having to scratch the end loose the next time I want to use it), I cut a piece of the edge the width of the tape and stick the tape to that. It makes the tape very easy to pull off without wasting any.</p>
<p>Thanks, I have lost so many containers for my earplugs, This is great. Hopefully the</p><p>DIY factor will keep them with me longer.</p>
Neat 'inlet. I wonder about simplifying the process with EV 9000 and just putting a cap in the cap?
<p>maybe if I knew what EV9000 was? some of us are still evolving, having only recently left the safety of the caves, but whatever floats yer ______!?</p>
<p>There is no need to be rude. There IS a jewelers adhesive for stone and <br>pearl setting by a similar name. Although I can't find one by the name <br>EV9000, product names DO differ from one country to another, and had you<br> ventured further from your cave, you might know this. Such as Hungry <br>Jacks being Burger King in Australia, identical except for the name, and Dannon becomes Danone, same label different spelling. With a following the size of yours I would think you would be kinder to those that take the time to comment. In fact I'm glad to have read the comments because the double cap idea is exactly what I was thinking. Much more simple, and makes a neater box.</p>
<p>Sorry though, I meant to type E6000. I do jewelry and sometimes work with EV glue, but I meant E6000 industrial-strength adhesive. Alternatively, epoxy might be better and less toxic. Anyway, as far as rudeness goes, I did feel slighted at first, but then I considered that tone doesn't travel through text very well. It might just be an attempt at humor. Besides, cavemen were pretty awesome makers. They started fires in minutes with stuff they dug up from the ground, lived a sustainable life, and never shopped at box stores. :)</p>
I apologize if my response seemed rude, I intended more toward self deprecating humor, ( I am a very low tech kind of bunny) but I guess it was <br>a'fail' .
<p>I just wanted to say that some of us understand the concept of self deprecating humor. I have a hard time seeing anything &quot;rude&quot; about your reply. Small people are rude. But even smaller people go out of their way to chastise someone publicly when written words can be taken multiple ways without context. </p><p>B<strong>ut what </strong>a at a great idea you have! Too bad I just threw out a large Vitamin D bottle :(.</p>
<p>I just wanted to say that some of us understand the concept of self deprecating humor. I have a hard time seeing anything &quot;rude&quot; about your reply. Small people are rude. But even smaller people go out of their way to chastise someone publicly when written words can be taken multiple ways without context. </p><p>B<strong>ut what </strong>a at a great idea you have! Too bad I just threw out a large Vitamin D bottle :(.</p>
<p>Wow! Cool!</p><p>Could you use prescription bottle caps, too?</p>
I like the flip top vitamin caps withe lower cap being 'whatever fits' Have fun!
<p>Fantastic, just what I need to carry small amount of my homemade lip balm.around! TYSVM for the brilliant ible!</p>
<p>Nice idea. I think the clear or translucent insert from child-proof prescription caps would make a nice base so you can see what is inside.</p>
Thanks, now I know what to do to the enormous amount of the milk box caps we get..
<p>This is so cool! I knew there had to be a use for those caps!! </p><p>EV9000 is a type of adhesive.</p>
<p>Pretty creative, and even more, you're recycling! Awesome job!</p>
good job! will have to try the icecream lid! tganks
<p>Good one- my kind of no-special tools project :)</p>
Thanks for the instructable. We were just able to use a clear gallon jug cap and it fit perfectly into this green lid.
<p>great!</p>
Er, 'ible.
<p>Very clever! I always find myself needing very small containers. Thanks for sharing!</p>

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