We need someone to explain to us why and how finding a new, unexpected use for something seemingly ordinary is so damn satisfying. Exhibit A: our little supplement bottles. Once you’re done with them, they become a coveted destination for bobby pins needing a home, a spot to put keepsakes and even the perfect jars to fill with homemade bath salts to give as gifts for the holidays (not that we’d suggest thinking that far in advance, but you never know). We love taking the stuff we have and turning it into something useful—it’s fun, economical and an easy way to help look out for our girl, Mama Earth.

Reusing your empty supplement bottles

Have a few empty supplement bottles laying around? These little ones are the perfect size to create mini-planters or terrariums. You can keep them plain and simple by simply removing the label or decorate them to your heart’s content using anything you can find around the house (or in your kid’s art supply box).

Mini planter how-to

  • Remove the label and wash and dry the bottle.
  • Using a heavy darning needle or small nail, poke a few drainage holes in the bottom.
  • Decorate! Use glitter nail polish, neutral chalkboard paint, washi tape, velvet ribbons, unicorn stickers, whatever makes you happy.
  • Fill with a mix of dirt, sand or potting soil, depending on what you’re going to plant. Then add an easy-to-grow house plant. Find a sunny spot for your new pot and enjoy. (PS, don’t forget to water your plant regularly).

Reusing your Rae box

Have a drawer that needs dividers? Tea bags that need stashing? Hair ties that need wrangling? Get your Rae box ready. If you’re feeling crafty, here are few artful ideas for your box that don’t take a lot of time or money. Bonus—making art is good for you!

Mini photo frames 

You’ll need:

  • Rae box(es)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Decorative fabric, paper or paper
  • Add-on’s like sequins, letters or stickers

How to:

  1. Unfold and flatten the box.
  2. Cut a square the size of your frame.  
  3. Mark picture area with a ruler and cut it out.
  4. Decorate with paper, paint or fabric.
  5. Make a backboard out of remaining cardboard.
  6. Place the picture on backboard and use glue or tape to secure the frame on top.
  7. Add any additional decoration.

Mini catchall 

You’ll need:

  • Rae box(es)
  • Scissors
  • Images (Cut out pictures from magazines, wrapping paper, vintage paper goods)
  • Decoupage glue, thinned Elmer’s Glue, or in a pinch, clear nail polish

How to:

  1. Cut your box in half horizontally. You can make it shallow or deep as you like.
  2. Tear or cut pieces of decoupage paper and glue them onto the box using decoupage glue. Dry completely. Start stashing.

When in doubt, may we recommend recycling?

If you’re not in the mood or don’t have the time to create art, no pressure. Our products’ job is to do good for you, and you can pay goodness forward by doing good for the planet. All our packaging—boxes, jars, bottles and stoppers—are recyclable, so you can add them to the recycling bin and get on with your life.