Thursday, June 4, 2009


No,,,, not the band,,,,,,,, a crafty thing! I needed something to sort these alphabet beads into. At the craft store, they wanted way too much for something so simple. So I went to the pharmaceutical dept. and picked up one of these 28 day pill containers for $4.99, 3 times less than the cheapest craft container I could find. I used a kitchen scratchy thingy and scratched off the words. With a marker, I wrote the letters on each partition.

The nice thing about this is you can completely take all the lids off or just open each individual one. Since this is made for pills, the lids actually are quite tight.

Then I took the box and turned it inside out by slitting up the side and re-taping it. By storing the bead container in the cardboard box, it insures the beads to not spill even though the lids do close each partition tight. You could use this idea for all sorts of things you need to sort.... Cheap trick.


  1. Good use for the pill box.

    I actually made a post poking fun of my husband for getting one of these - - - when you have time check it out:

  2. Clever, girl. I'm thinkin' one of those would be good for a seed beading project I'm thinkin' of!

    The Texas Woman

  3. You always were the crafty one...what a perfect solution!

    Love the hummers below...and the cat...too funny!

    Later gal...

  4. awesome idea! I could use a new organizer for beads too!

  5. this is a great idea.

  6. Lori, I stopped by to say hi! I love the pill box idea...very creative!!
    Have a wonderful Sunday,

  7. I gotta tell..when I first looked at the photo and hadn't read the entry I THOUGHT it said "seven day MEAL planner" and my first thought was, Wow, those must be some LITTLE meals!!

    Thanks for adding my brother and his sweet family to your prayer list- I thank you from the bottom of my heart :-)