Mind blown: cut off a bottle spout to store snack bags #Cleaning#great-ideas#plastic bags#snacks#storage September 17 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel Photo via ThinkGeek's twitter stream I just…what is there even to say, here? Basically, the picture shows you what to do: cut off the spout of a wide-mouthed plastic bottle stick it in the end of a sack of food (chocolate chips! nuts! whatever!) fold it over screw on the top have your mind blown …BASKETS! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Fauxidermy: trophy heads without guilt NEXT Monday Moment: A timey-wimey clock wall Show/Hide comments [ 12 ] I saw this a few weeks ago, and wondered, isn't it easier to just use the twisty-tie? Is there a product for which the extra work would be beneficial? Please help me see the baskets! 1 agrees Reply Twist ties are great unless you have roommates that don't quite understand the concept of putting them on tight. This is more foolproof. 2 agree Reply This makes a handy pour spout! 6 agree Reply For a loose food item that tends to spill (millet, powdered sugar, etc.) this would be WAY more mess-resistant than a twist-tie. Also, if you live in an area with bugs, a screw-on cap is a stronger bug deterrent than a twist-tie that tiny bugs can climb through. 6 agree Reply Oh my gah! Powdered sugar! Thanks for responding so I could actually get it! 1 agrees Reply Absolutely genius! 1 agrees Reply I saw this on Pinterest a few months ago and thought it looked great, but when I tried it, the layer of plastic bag folded down over the spout prevented the cap from screwing back down– I guess the threads of the spout/cap were too shallow? Has anyone actually gotten this to work? Did you use a particular kind of bottle? 7 agree Reply haven't tried it – but this was the flaw that came to mind 1 agrees Reply I also wonder this. Maybe you can just jam it on? 1 agrees Reply I've found this works best if you use the top of a 2 liter bottle, with 20oz soda bottles coming in second. Bigger threads work better, and the threads need to be thick on the bottle AND the cap, not just the bottle. Reply Completely by coincidence, the first thing I could do this to after finding this on pinterest was in fact chocolate chips. And I had a Gatorade bottle with a wide mouth top on it, just like this one. Worked like a charm! Even with the bunched up bag, it screwed on with only moderate effort, and is air tight. Also screws off for easy pouring. I've done it with a few different things, and what I've found is that across the board, you need a wide-mouth bottle. Seems to be the big trick. 2 agree Reply I would post a thousand mind-blown gifs I could here. Dang. Wow. thanks OBH! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.