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Have some dead tennis balls around the house? With a little bit of cutting you can easily turn one ball into a pair of jar openers. Check it out.
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Step 1: Stuff

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All you need is a tennis ball and a knife. Any sharp knife will work, but a shorter blade is preferable so that you're less at risk of cutting yourself.

Step 2: Cut!

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Take the trusty blade and cut the ball along the seam. Be careful here since you'll be turning the ball around a lot. I made lots of small cuts here. You won't save too much time here by speeding things up anyway.

Step 3: Done!

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Presto! A pair of jar openers. The rubber inside grips nicely on metal lids, making it a lot easier to open a jar up.

Step 4: Decorate it

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Add a couple of dots and your little jar opener has some more personality! No effect on the effectiveness, but it's more fun.
super scout3 years ago
These work great!
WhyHello4 years ago
Does this work?i use kitchen gloves
WhyHello4 years ago
jimmytvf4 years ago
this is sooo cool! and i got an idea too if you ever seen those 1 dollar draw liners the rubbery ones you could use those to open a draw or even put under a cutting board so you could add grip so it doesn't slip i haven't found other uses for it so far if anyone does please let me know this thing reminds me a little of the hamster toy i had from McDonald for goosebumps
McMoogie5 years ago
BeanGolem5 years ago
And for those pesky Costco 1000 count pickle jars...

The Mega-Grip!

What I usually do for a tough jar is get a belt and tighten it over a jar. That works much better then a towel, but this instructables helps me keep my pants off the floor. :P Awesome.
farzadbayan5 years ago
That's odd , thanks !
yoyology5 years ago
Do you have to say "wockawockawockawocka" when you're using one?
MegaMetal85 years ago
mwwdesign5 years ago
Excellent idea!
orangecrush5 years ago
never would have thought of that! nice!
nickodemus5 years ago
kcls5 years ago
A good idea indeed!