I can’t believe that there are people out there who just roll their chips up – or worse, just toss them aside and leave them open. Doing that is a surefire way to make sure they go stale before they’re supposed to. Chip clips are the way to go. Just roll the bag over and clip it to keep them fresh – and keep bugs out.
But we don’t always have access to store-bought chip clips. So, what’s the next best thing? Duct tape, of course! Just put a small piece over the top and press down on both sides, lightly, but also enough that it stays closed.
If a shirt made out of duct tape is uncomfortable, how do you suppose a mask of tape over your face feels? Probably not very good, that’s for sure. If you’re in a pinch come Halloween, though, you may not have much of a choice when it comes to designing a last-minute costume.
Next time the holiday sneaks up on you and your kids are ready to go trick or treating, try this trick for a fast solution! You can get really creative with it, depending on which colors you have available. Make sure the mask is double-sided, so it doesn’t actually stick to your kid’s face. That wouldn’t be a very pleasant experience for either of you. But mainly them.
Make a Hammock
Yep. You can actually make an entire hammock out of duct tape. One that actually holds some serious weight. You’ll need quite a bit of tape for this craft, along with some rope and wood. Consider using lighter colored duct tape, since darker colors will absorb heat and be much too hot to sit on.
Of course, even the lighter colors of this type of material can get way too hot in direct sunlight, so try to keep your hammock in an area where it’s blocked from the sun’s rays. Under the trees in your backyard is the perfect spot!
Close a Leak in a Hose
If you haven’t been able to use the hose without losing some water out of the little hole that’s sprung, just use a little bit of duct tape. Wrap it around, pressing it against the whole be keeping it close enough it doesn’t constrict the hose.
Keep in mind, this won’t last forever, since it’s not really meant for watertight repairs, and it’s still possible that the hole may get bigger. But it’s good enough for a temporary fix that will let you get some use out of that hose today.
Colorful Tote Bag
Whether you’re headed to the store and you don’t want to use single-use plastic, or you’re just bored and feel like creating your own bag, give this trick a try!
You could do this in silver or black, too, but it wouldn’t look nearly as cool! Now, keep in mind that there’s a slim chance yours will actually turn out like this one. Still, if you’ve got artistic talents, you may be able to make it happen. And, if you just need a bag, who cares how it looks, right?