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Saving Little Plastic Balls for Crafting

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Here are two ways to get 'nearly' free little plastic balls for crafting.

Once a roll-on deodorant is empty take its top off, put the roll-on deodorant on the floor, and press your foot on the body of the bottle just behind its "neck". The plastic ball will pop out. When pressing with your foot stand straight and make sure that there is nothing (or no one!) at 2 or three meters around because sometimes the plastic ball can pop out with quite a lot of pressure. If it is a glass body roll-on deodorant use adjustable pliers, take grip on the plastic ring where the plastic ball is fitted in and take the ring and the ball off. The plastic ball will come off the ring very easily. You can also use the top of the deodorant as a photophore for LED tea lights as they fit on perfectly.

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If you have Irish friends ask them to give you their empty cans of Guiness (around St. Patrick's Day is the ideal time). Put the empty can on the floor and cut it open with a pair of scissors without touching the can, it is safer to open it this way because when holding the can you can really deeply cut your hands or fingers. Once the can is opened flip it and you will get a little plastic ball. Not only the cans of Guiness beer have this little plastic ball inside, some Scottish beers have it too, usually beer cans with a plastic ball inside are from the "draught" type of beers. The plastic balls purpose is to make the beer foamy.

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May 1, 20180 found this helpful

what do you use these balls for?

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May 2, 20180 found this helpful

For table football

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May 2, 20180 found this helpful

They are hollow and very light they can be painted, or you can decorate them with drops of nail varnish, they can be threaded on a ribbon or you insert LED into them to make a garland to decorate a Christmas tree or a table. It is very easy to make a hole in the plastic balls by just heating a needle and getting the needle right through the balls.

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Actually I started collecting them because I saw a garland made of this kind of plastic balls painted with a nacred white paint and it was very nice but very expensive. You can also paint them and put them in a jar with a led light at the bottom it is very nice too... and ... they can make a good excuse to drink a Guinness !

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