YouTuber Von Malegowski has invented a simple solution to half of your everyday problems. Malegowski, whose how-to and survival YouTube videos have received more than eight million views, invented a simple trick to turn any bottle into a squirt bottle.
You’ll need pliers (Malegowski used bent-nose pliers), scissors, a wood skewer and a metal skewer that both have pointed tips, a candle or a lighter, a cup of water and the lids of whatever bottles you want to reinvent, according to Malegowski’s YouTube video.
Here are five steps to turn your bottles into convenient squirt bottles.
1. Hold The Bottle Cap Over The Lit Candle Or Lighter
Hold the edge of the bottle cap with the pliers and move the cap in a circular motion over the heat source so that the heat is evenly distributed. Heat the cap until the plastic becomes malleable or soft enough to shape.
2. Press The Skewer Into The Bottom Center Of The Cap
Once the lid becomes soft enough, press the pointed skewer into the bottom center of the bottle cap. Malegowski says to be careful that you don’t overstretch the plastic, make it too thin, or break it. That means you should not break the skewer through the plastic.
3. Allow The Plastic To Solidify
Hold the lid in place on the skewer for a few seconds so that the plastic can harden.
4. Dip The Cap In Water & Remove the Skewer
Lower the bottle cap into your cup of water for a few seconds. The skewer should slide out easily.
5. Cut Off The Tip Of The Cap’s Pointed Tip
Once you cut off the tip, you can poke the skewer through a little to clear out any debris.
And, you’re done! Screw the bottle cap back on and try it out. You can repeat the process with larger caps or different products. Depending on what you’re going to put in the bottles, you might want to make the tip wider, which would mean using a larger skewer and cutting the tip of the squirting part lower down.
If you want to store whatever is in your bottle, then keep both a regular cap and make squirting caps for the bottles you’d like them to fit (in your kitchen, for example). That way, if you need to store whatever is in a bottle, you can just swap the lids out.
Thank you, Malegowski, for making cooking and eating 10 times easier.