15 Nonscientific Ways to Use Test Tubes

At first, it might be difficult to think of using test tubes for anything but chemistry experiments. Their size and shape are perfect, though, for holding spices, party favors, or even tiny plants. They have a ‘mad scientist’ vibe, too, which can make you feel intelligent regardless of what you’re actually doing with them.

1. Test tube spice racks

test tube spice rack

MeriwetherOfMontana

test tube spice rack

StorageStudies

via Meriwether Of Montana and Storage Studies

2. Test tube chandeliers

test tubes chandelier

PaniJurek

test tubes chandelier

PaniJurek

via Pani Jurek

3. Test tube wedding favors – filled with wildflower seeds, loose tea, local honey, etc.

test tube wedding favor

woodandgrain

test tube seed wedding favor

ohweddings.net

test tube honey wedding favors

weddingbee.com

via Wood & Grain, Oh! Weddings, and Weddingbee

4. A set of test tube vases

test tube flower vases

LynettesArt

vintage test tube vases

ethanollie

via Lynette’s Art and Ethanollie

5. Colorful test tube night light

test tube night light

NinjaProduction

via Ninja Production

6. Test tube jewelry organizer – storing each necklace individually

Recycled Cork Jewelry in Test Tube

uncorked

Recycled Cork Jewelry in Test Tube

uncorked

via Uncorked

7. Test tube necklaces with wildlife specimens or sentimental objects

test tube wild specimen necklaces

Run2theWild

via Run 2 The Wild

8. Hanging test tube vases – either transparent or painted over to hide the water

hanging vase test tubes

PigeonToeCeramics

DIY hanging test tube flowers

adailysomething.com

via Pigeon Toe Ceramics and A Daily Something

9. Little test tube gardens

test tube garden

handsoccupied.com

via Hands Occupied

10. Heirloom seed storage with test tubes

test tube seed saving

treehugger.com

via Treehugger

11. Halloween party favors – test tubes with creepy labels and filled with candy

test tube halloween party favors

purejoyeventsblog.com

via Pure Joy Events

12. Serving strong and/or strange drinks

test tube drinks

Goody Foodies

via Goody Foodies

13. Test tube office organizer

test tube office organizer

urbanoutfitters.com

via Urban Outfitters

14. One serving of hot cocoa as an old-fashioned gift or winter party favor

test tube hot cocoa

Gingersnap Creations

test tube hot cocoa

celebratingeverydaylife.com

via Gingersnap Creations and Celebrating Everyday Life

15. Bubbles

Test Tube Bubbles

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via Wedding Mall

 

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