Introduction: How to Mini-Size a Roll of Saran Wrap
Why mini-size? I wanted to avoid the hassle of cutting a piece of cling wrap with scissors whenever I had a need for a small size of the plastic wrap. My solution? Divide one container in half. That way, I could tear off a square piece, put it directly on the item I need to wrap, and save that one step (of trying to cut the wrap with scissors), and the hassle involved. I used it mostly for covering my cat's cans of food as I would feed her. But found it useful for other items to be stored in the refrigerator as well. I had been doing this for several years when the Saran company made their version...now, it is no longer made, and I guess there wasn't a large enough demand for it. Their product was 8 inches long, whereas mine is only 6". Maybe that was the reason their's wasn't successful!
Step 1: Select a New Roll of Cling Wrap
A box of wrap is about 12 inches long, and we want to cut it in half to make our "mini-wrap".
Step 2: Mark Box and Roll Where You Want to Cut.
Self explanatory, I just measured and will cut in half.
Step 3: Cut Box and Roll.
I used scissors to cut the box...the cutting serrations on this product is plastic, so I could cut right through it. On the older boxes, it is metal, and you can use wire cutters if necessary.
Step 4: Cut Pieces to Close Up Cut End of Box
In this step, I measured as shown, and cut a piece of cardboard from a cereal box, or cracker box. Pieces will be glued into place on both the bottom and top flap of the original box.
Step 5: Glue Pieces Into Place
I used clamps so that I could let it sit for a few minutes and completely bond.
Step 6: Pretty Much Done!
I know, but it does solve one of life's tiny little issues! Who else could think of it but me (and Saran)? Also, it can be used to cover that half of grapefruit, or orange...perhaps the lemon you used for ice tea. What ever it fits, it will suffice.