- Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
- Time Required: 45 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Pill Bottle
- White Glue or Decoupage Medium
- Magazine Pages
- Foam Brush
Make sure that your pill bottle is clean and dry. Find some colorful magazine pages or paper scraps that you would like to decoupage to your pill bottle. Cut them into small pieces. Judy used pieces cut from a kid's magazine she had bought from a garage sale.
Cut up all the paper you will need into small pieces. Make sure you have more than enough to cover the entire pill bottle and the lid. Remove the lid from the pill bottle. Cover about a quarter of the pill bottle with glue or decoupage medium using a foam brush.
Judy suggests also spreading glue on the back of each piece of paper. Place the pieces of paper on the glue already spread on the pill bottle. Continue this until the entire bottle is covered. Also cover the outside of the lid in the same fashion.
Judy has a few wonderful tips to help you with this process. First of all, use a soda or water bottle to hold your pill bottle while you work with it. Place the hole in the pill bottle over the top of the soda or water bottle and you can hold the soda and water bottle while you work and not the pill bottle. Jody preferred to hold her pill bottle while sticking on the paper and using the soda bottle to hold the pill bottle after all of the paper was attached. Judy also suggests using a tweezers to place the small pieces of paper on the pill bottle. Keep a damp rag handy in case you need to wipe glue off of your fingers while you are working.
Once your entire pill bottle and lid are covered with the paper, use the foam brush to cover the entire pill bottle and lid with a thin layer of white glue or decoupage medium. This will seal and protect the paper. Cut a piece of yarn long enough to fit around your neck plus add extra length for tying around the bottle and around your neck. Judy's pill bottle had a little area where she inserted the yarn through. If your pill bottle does not have anything like this, you can tie the yarn around the top of the pill bottle, just below where the lid will fit on. You can secure the yarn in place by using a little glue. Tie the ends of the yarn together so the pill bottle can slip over your head and hang around your neck.
Judy then decorated her pill bottle necklace with yarn. She glued on the yarn here and there and created a small tassel along the bottom. She also decorated the lid with some yarn. Judy made another one using fabric instead of paper. There are many possibilities.
Let everything dry and then put the cap on and you have a necklace. Judy made hers for her granddaughters. She is going to put a dollar in quarters and four one dollar bills in them. That way when her granddaughters go to a garage sale with her, they will have their own little stash of money