Introduction: What to Do With Leftover Paintballs

Have a lot of leftover paintballs from your last trip to the arena? Display them in a bottle for a sweet decoration!

You'll need:
Paintballs
a clear, glass bottle
ribbons
paint, paintbrush
glue
plastic jewels, beads or other decorations

Step 1: Put the Paintballs Into the Bottle

Make sure the bottle and the paintballs are clean and completely dry. I used a Fuze bottle because I liked the size and shape.

Step 2: The Bottlecap

I painted my bottlecap with two coats of acrylic paint and tacky-glued on little plastic rhinestones for some bling. You could use buttons, beads, duct tape, or any other do-dads to decorate yours.

Step 3: Final Touches

Tie a ribbon around the neck of your bottle and you're done! Some other ideas I had for decorating bottles were:
stripes made from electrical tape
layers of different colored paintballs
replace the bottlecap with a paintball gun plug

Comments

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awesomness2002 (author)2013-08-28

Amazing I will use that when I come back from across the street

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hedgiehog (author)2008-07-10

i rather just give them to my friends and tell them that they're gumballs lol

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lol, That's awesome, but kind of mean. Have you ever tasted a paintball?!

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mg0930mg (author)bluenightweasel2008-11-26

They are nasty, the paint seeped through my mouth guard, I almost puked. YUCKY.

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JamesRPatrick (author)mg0930mg2009-01-31

I always get shot in the mouth every time I'm breathing heavily and the paint tastes like soap and plastic shrapnel.

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you can get green apple flavored pantballs, the sitll dont taste good but ALOT better than normal

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dim20 (author)bobandthemonkey2012-06-12

LOL AWESOME

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35Timmy (author)JamesRPatrick2012-03-24

i just want to advise you that paintballs are not disigned to eat second it can be gross and unhealthy becuase of that it's case and paint is not proper neutrition,and thirdly you can choke on the casing and the thickness of the paint and get posioned from the vegi oil possibly now i am not stopping you and am not blaiming you so it's not bossy i am also just making a nodice or safety so i am not reponsible for your actions

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JamesRPatrick (author)35Timmy2012-03-24

They're non-toxic, just like dirt. If you eat enough, you'll still die. I assume most of us aren't idiots.

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Bran (author)hedgiehog2008-07-10

Paintballs do taste pretty good, though.

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nerfer192 (author)Bran2008-07-10

they do? they smell bad to me

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Bran (author)nerfer1922008-07-10

Perhaps it's an acquired taste - they have a sour/bitter taste, but that's what make them different.

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Jesusfreak101 (author)Bran2008-07-10

I didn't know that you could eat them. Or can you?

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Bran (author)Jesusfreak1012008-07-10

Most are non-toxic, so yes, you can. Makes your poop tie-dye though....

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hedgiehog (author)Bran2008-07-10

that would actually be funny

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TMI TMI!!!!!

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1spartan95 (author)Bran2009-05-23

That's....disturbing.

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James (pseudo-geek) (author)Bran2008-07-11

I didn't want that picture in my head.

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GeekTinker (author)Jesusfreak1012009-07-01

Yes, paintballs are edible. I wouldn't recommend eating a lot of them though. Plus, they really don't taste very good. They can, however, make you some money on a bet.

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brandon borick (author)Bran2008-07-12

ya some I taste like its described on my other comment but I got sum that tasted like bbq sauce

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dkfa (author)brandon borick2008-11-15

some taste like banana...smell like it too...but its a Breakfast Paintball! lol (cookie crisp commercial) But some do smell like banana.

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nerfer192 (author)Bran2008-07-10

oh. still, im not going to eat my evils.

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Kaelessin (author)Bran2008-07-10

maybe it depens on the paint but i've been lit up a couple of times in the mask and the crud that makes it to your mouth is downright vile . . .

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St Jimmy (author)2011-05-24

No way, dude. THIS is what you use leftover paintballs for

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oanderson (author)St Jimmy2011-05-24

If only that were real...

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35Timmy (author)oanderson2012-03-24

my idea of with that is given full credit tto their respectfull owners

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oanderson (author)35Timmy2012-03-24

What? Who are you?

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ghicken (author)oanderson2011-05-24

It probably was.
Mythbusters did a similar thing in 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKK933KK6Gg

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oanderson (author)ghicken2011-05-25

I'm still don't believe it totally.

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St Jimmy (author)oanderson2011-05-25

And this is why you shouldn't make ads that are so cool so as to become unbelievable. Google: V paintball ad. Go to the link that has the catchphrase "starts with v." Then see the entire thing being made and tested

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oanderson (author)St Jimmy2011-05-25

Sorry, I didn't realise my terrible grammar in my last comment. What does your comment mean, what am I supposed to do?

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St Jimmy (author)oanderson2011-05-26

Google the following 12 letters, 14 if you count spaces: V energy drink. Then go to the 6th link, under the pictures, that says, startswithv.com. Sorry I got the search text wrong on the last comment

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St Jimmy (author)oanderson2011-05-24

It was! I've seen the design, not far from where I live. They did a whole lot of things like that

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35Timmy (author)St Jimmy2012-03-24

it's for collecting besides then you have a way of storage and a work of art to symbolize efforts an creativity

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shveet (author)2010-11-26

hmm what to do with 2000 paintballs...

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35Timmy (author)shveet2012-03-24

again it's for collecting besides then you have a way of storage and a work of art to symbolize efforts an creativity from my view it's okay to joke around just do not get too dirty for the policys and also add to the comment that it's a joke

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dexterd (author)shveet2010-12-12

Lots of decorations?

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junits15 (author)2011-03-03

Just a note they WILL degrade and fall apart after a while

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35Timmy (author)junits152012-03-24

well you can use a lot of hot glue and eventually it will dry to secure it then you can cut off the extra glue so you can open it and will make it more child safe for those who have kids that are little just please be carefull by only using a enough glue to do a small amount at a time and enough space and enough time so it drys for every part so no one gets burnt unless you are wearing oven mitts remember i took science glass so i know safety

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35Timmy (author)2012-03-10

you know what you gave me a idea of basiclly using it as a gift for refills thanks

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deadchuckles (author)2012-01-11

Paintballs can be used for hair gel/ temorary hair dye. I dont recommend it though because then your hair smells gross.

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Moose707 (author)2008-07-24

if you didnt know the paint in paintballs is laundry detergent.. YES the stuff you put in the laundry machine. so basically ur shooting soap balls at people..

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Molybdenum (author)Moose7072008-08-12

No, its vedgtable oil dye. detergent wouldn't leave much of a mark anyway

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David-Yezbak (author)Molybdenum2011-07-26

laundry detergant would remove the grass stains so go a head get shot!

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GeekTinker (author)Molybdenum2009-07-01

Most brands of paintballs do include a bit of detergent in the recipe, but it is mostly vegetable oil and dye surrounded by gelatin. It helps to allow the vegetable oil and dye to come out of your clothes in the wash after playing and to clean off any bunkers after playing. Some manufacturers left this out of their mix in the past, leading to their brand being banned because it stained bunkers, clothing, equipment, and people.

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him9292 (author)GeekTinker2009-09-05

Some have fish oil in them, hence the taste.

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Gamer917 (author)Moose7072009-09-19

well it does TASTE like soap, bt it isnt soap

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mg0930mg (author)Moose7072009-01-31

Your information is wrong. Where did you hear that?

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marcusc30 (author)2011-07-04

hey sorrry to tell you this, but that is not so cool. i do not know one guy in the whole world who would wast paintballs!

ps i am just messing, i think its a good idea. :)

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