Having "adjusted" the bottom of my daughter's stainless steel water bottle a number of times, I decided it was time to apply a more permanent solution. This was especially true when I could no longer adjust the bottle (using percussive maintenance) to be level. Remember the Weebles? Well, this one would always fall down.
I discovered the wonders of Sugru shortly after it was first released and thought this would be an excellent opportunity to play with it while making an item destined for the trash bin usable for (quite) a while longer.
1. Water bottle
2. Blue painter's tape
3. 1 - 20g package of Sugru color of choice
1. Dish soap
2. Wax paper (but quickly discarded for...)
3. Plastic cutting board
5. Coffee mug (or some other suitable container to hold the finished project)
Step 1: Prepping the Water Bottle
Once the bottle is dry, you will need to decide how far up the side you will want the Sugru to rise. We opted for a fairly shallow rise of about 1/2". The bottle was then carefully wrapped about 6 times to provide a thick layer of tape on which to build the Sugru thickness guide. The Sugru will be applied up against the tape. Cut the tape with scissors to make sure there is a clean straight edge.
If I Did It Again, I would wrap a similar layer towards the top so that when the bottle is rolled on the mat, it would provide a more level and even rolling height.