Picture of butter pen!
Now you don't have to get a knife out to spread butter on toast, just use the butter pen!

Step 1: Stuff you need

Picture of stuff you need
One used up container of Tom's Deodorant.

1 stick of butter.

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That is awesome yet disturbing
thehbird1 year ago
Solving the butter knife epidemic I'm so proud:)
thehbird1 year ago
I love this!!!!!
BunnyRoger1 year ago
You are one crazy yet very amazing lady!!
MAApleton2 years ago
I hate using spray and cook when baking and using a basting brush to spread the butter on the sides of my pans etc doesn't always work so well, definitely will be making one of these for that purpose. It should work wonders I think.
I am with you on that one, would make my life so much easier.
have you considered patenting (?) this? I've thought of it for years for greasing cake pans etc... I was thinking "glue stick" but your container is good too!
darrenhall2 years ago
This is wonderful - and bonkers - - naturally I love it. : -)
foobear (author)  darrenhall2 years ago
hehe, thx!
darrenhall2 years ago
Have to make one of these - April is on the way - - there is a 21 yr old in the house with a surprise coming. Sorry to exploit this noble instructable for evil but - - - ; -)
zomfibame3 years ago
tfreeman23 years ago
not bad, not bad at all.
build523 years ago
Great idea!
Mr. Gadgets3 years ago

Great idea!
FrenchFrog3 years ago
Really cool, fun 2 make, and makes it easier! :)
next try poring butter in a real pen

and make a bacon salt shaker anyway nice job
Great Idea!! I like it! But a un-serious warning. Double check your deodrant before using in the am, especially at my house! My teenage son would switch the 2 around, just for kicks & giggles! So you would grease up your pits, and keep your toast from sweating! But they both would come in handy latter on, to keep the smell down from the boys body after I'd kill'em, and the butter to slick'em up to stuff him into a smaller container! LOL
Mr. Gadgets3 years ago
Great idea!
sethfree16 years ago
Great idea, and well put together instructable! <br/><br/>A few suggestions for enhancement:<br/><br/>Cut the butter into small cubes and leave it sitting out at room temp for an hour or two. It will be good and soft: a bonus in that it will still be perfectly emulsified (retaining better butter flavor) and not so hot that it will leach nasty chems from the stick applicator. You can then scrape it into a one-quart zip top baggie, cut off one of the bottom corners, and squeze into the applicator (no leaks!).<br/><br/>Or... you can make your own butter (check out <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Butter-and-Buttermilk/">http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Butter-and-Buttermilk/</a> ) It will be soft and ready to go into your brilliant applicator.<br/><br/>If you like to cook eggs or veggies in butter, as I do, but don't like using too much, as I do, you could use your applicator to smear just enough in the pan to coat. Would also work for applications to baking pans and casseroles!<br/><br/>lovin this idea!<br/>
Make sure not to touch a hot pan with the plastic container though! You don't want melty plastic in your food!
yallen3 years ago
I would suggest something like a push pop, or one of those push up ice cream containers.
chabias3 years ago
This butter spreader is basically the same thing, and has been around for ages. I'd rather use this than worry about cleaning deodorant containers that have been near my nasty pits.

OrIsIt4 years ago
Can I use a glue stick? i have no deodorant+ its non toxic? what about a lipstick ?
foobear (author)  OrIsIt4 years ago
People have suggested chapstick tubes as well. Though they seem awfully small to me. whatever works!
OrIsIt foobear4 years ago
I did it with a glue stick, most people find it gross, but it is still useful and the cleaning is the hardest part
i came up with an advertisement name for this

I Can't Believe It's Not Deodorant
hahahahaha lol
foobear (author)  dragonsniper4 years ago
=) heh
boltfox204 years ago
Drat! Someone else had the idea. I was going to do that. =p

Nice to know the concept can be accomplished in practice. Now we just need someone who knows how to start selling this thing and everyone can enjoy the convenience. ^_^
rcampanoli4 years ago
All power to the butterstick!
comedy_phil4 years ago
This is freaking awesome! One of the many things on this website that makes you wonder, why aren't they selling these? Its just as crazy as milk in a bag or paper slippers but it works! Weather it is vegan or not is completely irrelevant, you could put anything inside!
I'm gonna make one right now, then i'm gonna try one with cream cheese, ice cream, what about peanut butter?.......
 Just a thought. As person who does a lot of baking, this is THE perfect idea to prepare pans for baking. I LOVE it!
NerdMaster6 years ago
That's a very cool instrustable. I'm gonna' try that. Don't listen to these goobers about the deodorant container. You specifically mentioned that you cleaned it very well. If only they knew what they were eating in most processed foods.....bug parts, rodent feces, human urine.....and the list goes on.
Human urine? Erm, no. Unless you're trying to eat clothes in the Roman times, but that's not really processed foods.
No, that is actually accurate. The regulations do not state that those contaminants cannot be there; they simply regulate the ratio in which they can exist in the products.
True, but being allowed and being used are two different things, name an example.
look through, you will find reports. You cannot really name an example, because the allowed quantities are far to small to notice. That is why they are allowed. Besides, I said contaminants. that generally implies unwanted. So, if it is unwanted, I wouldn't really say it is used. But that is just me. I tend to look at things differently than most people.
Most foods that have "red color" listed on them contain crushed beetles. So there's your little critter intake for the day.
Called cochineal. Aztecs used it. :D
There was once a study on bowls of peanuts in pubs and bars, and they found several different "samples" of urine on the peanuts, all because some people just cannot be bothered to wash their hands!!! Still, if they're salted peanuts, you probably wouldn't notice the additinal "flavouring"!!! :S
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