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Thread: Plastic bottle caps - re-use them

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    The guy who first thought of the idea must be given an award for originality !!! :lol:
    What a fantastic idea! :thumbup:

    No more spilled dried beans, macaroni, etc.
    Don't have to grapple with rubber bands that are tied too tightly.

    How to seal a bag and make it air-tight!

    Cut up a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top, as in photo.

    Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw the top to seal. (see 2nd photo)
    (Pull the opening of the bag through the opening of the cut bottle.)

    The bottle is made to be air-tight, such that water will not leak,

    the secret lies with the top and screw!

    Good for us and the environment too.

    :lol:
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    That is soooo cool!!!!!!!!!

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    Very clever and useful too :D:D:D

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    Yes! One cool ideal!

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    Thnks for the great idea!

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    What a GREAT idea!!

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    yes, but when you unscrew the top, won't the bag fall out? Then do you have to "re-install" the screw top each time.
    I think I will stick with twist-ties, I only have about 3000 in my drawer.

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    Maybe, maybe not. I guess it would depend on how much of the bag you have pulled through the opening (and whether the contents of the bag would pour through the opening or not).
    True, it may not work for every use, but for some bags it would be great. (Especially for those of us who don't have a ton of twist ties, LOL)

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    Super idea and a great way to use all the plastic bottles from water that we accumulate weekly.

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    very cool

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    WOW! I'm going to try that on my popcorn! thanks!

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    How cool this this......... ;-) ;-)

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    What a great idea. I would have never thought of that. Thanks.

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    :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    yes, but when you unscrew the top, won't the bag fall out? Then do you have to "re-install" the screw top each time.
    I think I will stick with twist-ties, I only have about 3000 in my drawer.
    If you used a rubber band to secure the excess bag top below the screw threads it would probably stay in place and you could just pour the item out using the bottle opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Very clever and useful too :D:D:D
    :D

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    well around here we would have to fight the cat for the bottle caps! I watched her the other morning....she came sneaking into my room....quiet and stealthy (her name in Ninja for a reason afterall!) Looked to see if I was watching her then jumped up on the desk grabbed a bottlecap I didn't throw away and jumped back down with it in her mouth. Soon she was happily batting it all over the den. When we moved furniture the other week we found tons of them under the couch. Dh collects them for the codes in them....apparently she found his stash!

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    I made bottle cap coasters and also container to put them in.
    The container is made with nut can. You can also use the container lid for pinchshion. See below
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    I think I'll use this idea for going places in the car. I hate to get out in strange towns just to get a snack, so usually take a small cooler on the front passenger side for drinks. I almost always drive alone, so have only my own tastes to consider, and I have strange tastes in snacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamboat
    I made bottle cap coasters and also container to put them in.
    The container is made with nut can. You can also use the container lid for pinchshion. See below
    Would you mind sharing how you made the coasters?

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    I love that idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing that.I sure am going do it.So clever!!!!!!

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    We made the coasters (only we made them larger for hot plates)in the 40's when I was in Bible school. We used the medal tops that were on "sodas" then. I'm glad to see someone is doing that now. As for the plastic bottle tops - I'm going to try that too! Good idea!

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    I love this idea for the plastic bottle tops.

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    What a cool idea!!! you could also use it for a funnel if you don't have one.

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    Cool!
    I just saw a product in a catalog that does the same thing, but of course this is much cheaper!
    Thanks!

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