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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sharps Container

I am including this in my Tools series simply because I don't think any work area should be without one. The container in the photo is my current sharps container which I made last year. This time I used an empty container from Yes Paste but any container with a lid that you can cut a slot in will work.

The first step to creating this little tool is to clean out what ever container you are going to use. It could be a plastic container from the kitchen, a paste container whatever you find that you want to use. Cut a slot in the top that is about 1” long and 1/8” wide. If the lid splits (like mine did its okay) If you want to decorate the outside of the container go for it. I just put some sticky shelf paper on mine but you might want to do something fancier after all it is going to be sitting on your craft table for a while. Next use a really strong glue (I think I used E6000) and glue that lid securely back on the container, you don't want it to come off.

Now whenever you have anything sharp like a craft knife blade, x-acto knife blade, even sewing machine needles put it in your sharp container. When the container is full cover the opening with some strong tape and toss it in the trash knowing that those sharp bits won't hurt anyone.

No more having needles or blades poking holes in the trash bag and ending up where someone can get hurt by them. 



  1. A thoughtful thing to do. Thank you!

  2. What a smart idea.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Greetings Dorien

  3. This one is great! This very natural and somehow it can also save up money, isn't it? Yes!, it's very important to dispose our sharp objects in a sharps container to avoid to avoid injury and spreading of infections that can cause serious health conditions where in most common infections are Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), we must dispose our sharp objects properly.

    Impact Hygiene - Sharps