How to Create a Paint Kit to Use for Touch Ups

A paint kit that is reserved just for touch-ups is a very handy item for any artist, painter or DIYer to keep amongst their art and household paint supplies. Using paint that's left over from a craft or a DIY project, you can create a basic but very useful paint kit that will help you to touch up any project with ease. It's also a great way to keep all of your leftover paints in one kit.


  1. 1
    Remove the old labels from the empty medication bottles. Note that these bottles are airtight and also childproof, making them an ideal place to store potentially harmful paints. Clean them out if needed, just make sure they're dry before proceeding.
  2. 2
    Pour paint from the original containers into these clean and dry bottles. Do so with care; a funnel may be helpful.
  3. 3
    Use a marker pen to write all of the paint information on the label that is shown on paint can. This can include the brand name, color name, color number, whether it's gloss or flat, and so forth.
    • Note: This information may be helpful if you decide to repaint a room with this same color later on.
  4. 4
    Affix the label to the bottle. Add a small amount of paint onto the top of the bottle's lid so that it'll make it easier for you to find in the box. Then put the lid on the bottle and add to the storage container.
  5. 5
    Put all of the bottles into one suitable box. The box can be labelled before storage too.


  • Children may enjoy crafting with the paints in this little kit.
  • Be sure to label which paints are for household use (such as wall paint) and which are only for art or craft use.


  • Hazardous materials should only ever be stored in their original containers.

Things You'll Need

  • Clean, empty prescription medication bottles
  • Plastic container with attached lid (approx. size of a shoe box)
  • White Adhesive address labels
  • Permanent marker
  • Small craft paintbrushes
  • Small plastic funnel

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