Bottle Cap Container

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Introduction: Bottle Cap Container

This is a very simple container to make using a plastic bottle and 2 plastic bottle caps.

Step 1: Cutting Plastic Bottle

Simply cut the plastic bottle right above the rim or the of the upper side of the rim

Step 2: Assemble the Cap

After you have cut the top of the plastic bottle, take a hot glue gun and glue the cap to the top of the bottle (the cut side). It should fit right to the threads. Do not thread it as there are only enough threads for the other cap.

Step 3: Finished Product

After the glue sets and hardens, you will be able to screw on the other cap. This was an easy project and plus you are recylcling. I dont know what this could be used for other than for storing a couple of pills. Please reply. This is my first Instructable

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    KristyJ15
    KristyJ15

    2 years ago on Introduction

    I like this idea a lot! I use it to store my seeds from all the annuals I planted this year. Perfect sized little containers for my tiniest of seeds!

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    ziggiau
    ziggiau

    5 years ago on Step 3

    I've found that the hot glue didn't hold firmly enough (admittedly I was using milk bottle lids and not soft drink ones). I was using it as a geocache which had many different people opening and closing it. Still working to refine the idea to make it more durable.

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    fraser02
    fraser02

    5 years ago on Introduction

    You could try using a milk bottle or peanut butter lid, so you can make bigger ones.

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    Roessboss
    Roessboss

    5 years ago

    Made it... A little different... I don't have time to go to Walmart and this also saves me money... Thanks for the idea

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    Battlespeed
    Battlespeed

    6 years ago on Introduction

    To be honest, I don't quite get this 'ible. Can't call this recycling except for a tiny percentage of the bottle, and you can get quite well-made tiny plastic jars cheap at dollar stores.WalMart, etc.

    Here's a bag of 50 of 'em for $20 on eBay - which comes down to 40 cents each, I think.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-SMALL-Plastic-JARS-Quar...

    Or, get some Eos lip balm - after you've used the product, you'll have a better version of this DIY hot-glued container. In fact, you gals especially probably throw out a lot of makeup pots of about this same size.

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    clupoli
    clupoli

    7 years ago

    If you make your own lip balm, you might be able to use this as a container for it.

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    Bevity
    Bevity

    10 years ago on Step 3

    Thanks so much for this. It is exactly what I need. I ride the subway every day and the noise coming from so many tinny buds and headphones drives me crazy so I bring a pair of earplugs with me. Most of the time I can only find one earplug. Digging around fruitlessly in pockets or my purse... now I can dig around instead for this perfect little container, which will be so much easier to find than those illusive, soft little earplugs, and also I can keep them together at all times. Really, it is perfect!

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    etgainey
    etgainey

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea. I think I will do the same. Thanks for the idea. Glad you like it.

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    DoDo729
    DoDo729

    9 years ago on Introduction

    What a great idea, so simple. Now if your a camper or backpacker, you could poke a few holes in one of the caps, put in salt and pepper, use a small piece of stretch wrap to keep the spices in and you have a very compact salt and pepper shaker. Love the idea

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    etgainey
    etgainey

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Yes I know. I seen that one too. I just liked having the caps flush against each other. Its all about personal preference.

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    Khord
    Khord

    9 years ago on Introduction

    How did you cut the neck? I ended up successfully cutting 4 bottles with a pvc pipe cutter, but it would occasionally cut them a bit skewed.

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    etgainey
    etgainey

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I just used a razor knife and trimmed it up.

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    varier.prasanth
    varier.prasanth

    8 years ago on Step 3

    Its a great way to recycle plastic bottle caps. You could use it to store small things like shirt-buttons, small pins,paper nails etc..Thanks.

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    Browncoat
    Browncoat

    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is a GREAT idea!!  I have a medical condition that makes it wise to have certain meds with me.  This will be an easy way to keep them handy! :)

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    FuzzyBearGeek
    FuzzyBearGeek

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Ditto. This is so simple and elegant. That makes it outstanding!