I’d seen these cute little upcycles before and wanted to try my hand at one. It was much easier than I expected! I especially love the little container that can be used for pills or vitamin though I put Xylitol gum in mine. If you want to keep your stuff private you can spray paint your bottles first. I chose to keep mine clear and decorate the gum containers in various matching ways. Learn how to make this little soda bottle purse below.
- 2 32 oz bottles. You could use a larger ones I’m sure.
- Nylon zipper long enough to go around the bottle. (Can be trimmed if needed.)
- X-acto knife
- Hot Glue Gun
- Chain for pill holder. (Optional)
- Drill if you’re putting a hole for a chain in your pill holder.
- Ribbon for handle and inner edge.
- Fine edged saw for cutting thread tops off bottles for pill container.
- Buttons, gems, paint, stickers etc. For decorating tiny case.
The steps are shown using a dark blue zipper. But as you will see you can use any color zipper you wish with matching ribbon. We also used gems, stickers and buttons to glue to the lid of our pill case. You could also paint designs on it!
Cut the bottoms off of two bottles. You can make them as high as you wish.
Trim the extra blank ends off. Carefully hot glue each side of your zipper around the top edge of each bottom bottle piece making sure the teeth are a tiny bit above the edge of your bottle.
The zipper stays attached but opened while you glue each size of it to each bottle piece.Trim off any extra zipper.Take some ribbon and hot glue it around the inner edge to give it a nicer finish.
Make a handle from the ribbon and attach it to your purse at the back.
For the pill container, cut the top thread part of the two bottles off below the bottom ridge. This generally takes a fine tooth saw as it’s fairly thick plastic.
Glue the tops together with lid sides out. Drill a small hole if desired to put a chain through.Finished pill /vitamin / gum holder. Below you will see a variety of ways you can decorate these to match your zipper and ribbons.