3M Office Power

About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.

This entry was inspired by the weekly challenge contest.  I did not want this Instructable to get stuck in the filters so I used words to avoid it. Most of the entries are related to g--s in nature.  If your going to compete against the big boys you have to think like them.  However to make this Instructable a little more feminine I added a woman's touch! 

Please note: If you decide to make one of these use caution.  I am not an expert and I do not know if this is entirely safe or not.   The can list many cautions in using this product.  I would not allow children to make one.  

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Step 1: Cleaning Supplies

This is what you will need:
  • 1 Can 3M dust remover 
  • Several pink pencil pillows 
  • 1 large straw
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Empty CD case
  • 1 Instructable's apron
  • 1 Serious office worker

Step 2: Attaching the Pointer

  • Trim the straw to the desired length.
  • Attach a small piece of tape to the snout of the 3M duster can.
  • Attach the trimmed straw to the end of the snout securely.

Step 3: Doohickey for Stinging

  • Cut the pencil pillows into small pieces as shown.

Step 4: Storage

Storing the pink doohickey's:
  • Store the doohickey's in the empty CD case until needed.

Step 5: De-junking the Office

How it works:
  • Put on the apron.
  • Load the pointer with several pink doohickey's.
  • Aim at what ever or whom ever you wish to disappear.
  • Pull the button.
  • Watch the unwanted disappear.

Step 6:

It would be a more useful removal device if you soaked the doohickey's in something that smelled bad.  Moth balls or some type of foot powder.  I did not have anything here to use.  The pencil pillows are used for close contact.  Naturally spit balls would work better for a distance.  I tried to use different types of office supplies to make this Instructable. I added this page because I thought it was a neat idea for an office candle holder but it did not have enough steps for a full Instructable.

This is how I made the candle holder.
  • Wrap rubber-bands around a small jar as shown.
  • Embellish the lid.
  • Place sand in the jar.
  • Add some type of scented oil.
  • Turn on the battery operated candle.
  • Place it in the jar.

Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

Now that you have made a pleasant environment , turn on the scented candle, pour a cup of tea, and enjoy the peace and comfort of your office.

Even though this is not something that I would usually make, it was fun. 

Thank you for stopping by and do have a peaceful experience.


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    6 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for sharing, Sylvia. I will do one of these to remove my wife when she comes asking something while I am writing an email or instructable.

    3 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Annoying isn't it? We share the office and he only plays music when I am trying to think about what to write. Want in on a little secret? My other half used to complain about Instructables Until . . . I started making Instructables that he benefited from. I did not hesitate to inform him, he will really appreciate the upcoming cookie contest. I received a big grin! I will inform him of the new house rules! No eating the merchandise until it is published!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Aren't you glad your on the West Coast? I am afraid it is only good at close range. Spit balls work great in it! Thanks for commenting and as always have a unpredictable fabulous day!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yup! I don't normally use the dust stuff and thought this was a good way to finish off the bottle. Thanks for commenting! Have a super week!