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
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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!
Twist ties are great unless you have roommates that don’t quite understand the concept of putting them on tight. This is more foolproof.
This makes a handy pour spout!
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.
Oh my gah! Powdered sugar! Thanks for responding so I could actually get it!
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?
haven’t tried it – but this was the flaw that came to mind
I also wonder this. Maybe you can just jam it on?
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.
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.
I had a hard time with this too. Didn’t work for me
I would post a thousand mind-blown gifs I could here. Dang.
Wow. thanks OBH!