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"Bottle Caps" Common Things With Uncommon Uses


1. Christmas decorations. Paint caps gold, drill a hole in each one, and hang on the Christmas tree with string or a hook. Or knot each on a string to make a garland.

 

 

2. Fish scaler. Nail caps, fluted side up, onto a 3- x 4-inch block of wood. Run the block up and down a fish to rid it of scales.
 

3. Mini paint can. Mix small amounts of touch-up paint in a bottle cap.
 

4. Bird chaser. String caps together and hang them in the garden. Birds will be frightened by the reflection.
 

5. Kids’ cola beads. Paint bottle caps, punch a hole in the center of each, and string them together on a piece of thin elastic or ribbon.
 

6. Trap. Fill with ant or roach bait and set out where pests congregate.
 

7. Mud scraper. For a doormat” that will scrape off even the stubbornest mud, glue or nail bottle caps side by side, smooth side down, on a piece of plywood.

 

 

 

 

 

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