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Hehe this is kinda cool and fun to make. Also good for if you're going camping for a couple days. You can make it all with things you find around the house.

This is very quick and simple. It really only takes about 5 minutes (not counting how long it takes your glue gun to heat up)

Thanks, ShielaAngel for this idea! And the idea for my other pocket sized instructable
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Step 1: What you need

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You'll need:
  • A hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Water bottle
  • Cardboard
  • Something to poke holes with. I used a thumbtack

Step 2: Cut

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Cut the top off the bottle and trim up the edges so it looks nice and is easy to glue the cardboard to the part of the bottle.

Step 3: Circle

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Trece a circle around the neck of the bottle and cut it out.

Step 4: Glue

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Glue the cardboard to the bottom of the bottle neck. Make sure you don't miss any spots.

Step 5: Thumbtack time!

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Poke holes in the lid. I used a thumbtack but you may want to use something that makes bigger holes.

Step 6: Fill it up

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Now fill it up with whatever you're going to put in it. If you want to travel with this then you should put duct tape over the holes.

Step 7: The end!

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I hope you make one of these, they work well for glitter too, not just salt. If you have any questions just ask!
sgsidekick6 years ago
I might suggest you keep the cardboard solid (no poke holes!) and poke the holes in the cap instead. Use a small piece of Saran wrap or a thin piece aluminum foil to use under the capped end to seal it so it doesn't spill in transit (when packed up in a bag or purse or pocket... Could use a hot needle/ice pick or a tiny drill bit. When done salting, unscrew lid and place the wrap or foil over the opening and screw the lid back on. Just a thought...
Sunbanks (author)  sgsidekick6 years ago
I did poke holes in the cap instead :) Saran wrap or foil would definitely be a good thing to have so salt doesn't get everywhere.
morCadillac6 years ago
Heyy! That's smart :) Cool idea, these must be ideal for camping & co. and definitely very light, too! Why don't you join the (Keep the Bottle) Contest?
Sunbanks (author)  morCadillac6 years ago
Thanks, I was thinking of camping when I made this :D I think there's a certain time when you have to had made the instructable so this isn't eligible, otherwise I totally would.
downgrade6 years ago
I think what would be a bit cooler was if you took an old cd case or something for the bottom. That way A) it wasn't a cardboard (so thus it could be cleaned if nothing else) and B) It would be transparent and look a bit cooler when in use. And seriously, who doesn't have some empty cd cases around?
Sunbanks (author)  downgrade6 years ago
That would definitely make it better! I think nearly everyone has at least one empty CD case, I have a whole bunch.
Nice idea Sunbanks! Hahahaha: This is glitter. I had it by my desk and didn't want to go to the kitchen to get salt. :P
gmjhowe7 years ago
Nice and simple! i love it. however i dont think thats glitter, i think its magic salt? im right arnt i?
no your wrong.its magic FAIRY DUST!!!!!!!!
Fairy dust, magic salt, same difference!
sgt.paper7 years ago
nice simple and i like it.o i found that you need to make the holes bigger for papper.cuz it tends to clog