A couple of days ago, I finished the last piece of gum from one of those 60-count gum bottles that fit perfectly in your car’s cupholder. As my hand started to toss it into the trash, the crafty side of my brain yelled, “Stop!” This little container was too perfect to throw away.
Now, I don’t know if all varieties of gum bottles are like this, but for the Wrigley’s Doublemint bottle that I had, the label peeled right off leaving nothing but a plain white container with a clear lid that provided a huge opening.
This big lid makes it perfect for storing small items like buttons and beads. Gosh, you could put just about anything in here to organize your craft stash! Embellishments, photo corners, paperclips, or anything tiny that needs a way to be organized.
But my favorite part about the gum bottle is the little opening on the other side. Watch what happens when I fill the bottle with glitter.
The little lid makes a perfect shaker opening on one side, and it’s easy to pour the excess glitter back in through the big lid on the other side!
I love these little bottles so much that I'm tempted to take up gum-chewing full time so that I can have more containers. Can you guys think of other items to store in them? Share your ideas in the comments!