Pill Box / Bottle - PET Plastic

Introduction: Pill Box / Bottle - PET Plastic

Create a pill box / container / bottle out of discarded PET plastic bottles. The intention is to recycle. Building this container is easy, quick, and one can be finished in no more than 5 minutes.

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Step 1: What We Need to Make the Pill Container

2 PET plastic bottles.
A couple of scissors.

Step 2: Cutting the Bottles

So first we need to cut around the neck of the bottle, carefully. The plastic doesn't have to reach all the way down to the base, the reason is that we'll use the remaining plastic to hold one cap - it'll work as a cap end that won't screw out.

After that, the no-tamper ring has to be cut. Easy, just slide one scissor end underneath the ring and push the blade all the way, the ring will simply give way and tear away.

Step 3: Attaching the End Cap

We just screw in the cap and after that we use a piece of wood, give it a good whack with your hand to make the cap fit in. I suppose you can use a hard cover book for this step as well.

Step 4: Finished Pill Bottle

Here you can see the finished pill bottle.


This is a dirty job, as it is not waterproof, unless you use some sort of glue between the end cap and the cap itself.

The purpose in my case is to carry no more than 3 pills in it for just one day, I'm not familiar with the mechanics of pill or capsule humidity absorption, I suspect it won't be an issue as I need to take my medicine no later than noon, and I leave home around 6AM.

Naturally, other cap colors can be used!

This container is to be used in my work backpack, where room is extremely tight, plus, I don't have to carry the whole box of medicines or the blister pack.

As always, comments and suggestions are welcome!

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    3 years ago

    Nice! Didn`t think about closing the "bottom"