Ok, this might be a little weird for some of you. I’m a gum chewer. I chew Xylitol gum regularly because it prevents and can heal tooth decay. However I like to chew gum and not have a burst of flavor each time so I’ll save my gum over a few days for re-chewing. Those who do this “get it”. Those who don’t are likely grossed out at this point.
I used to stick my gum in odd places. I have photos of my desk through the years and if you look close you will see my gum sitting somewhere covertly like “Where’s Waldo”. The most common spot was the base of the fan that I always have on the desk. Needless to say it would get fairly grodie after a while and I’d have to grab my Goo Gone and remove all the gum residue. I started putting a piece of foil on the base of the fan to lay my gum on but it wasn’t a good solution.
I finally came up with the idea to use a cap of a bottle. It worked great! Being someone who likes to make my home and spaces special and unique, I decided to fancy up my cap a little. So for all you gum chewers and savers out there… this one’s for you!
- Soda bottle lid
- Paint or fancy paper.
- Jewels etc.
- Glue Gun
Cut a strip of fancy paper to fit around the edge of your cap. Hot glue gems on.
You can also paint the lids. I spray painted mine then added some dimensional puffy paint.
I cut a small piece of foil (wax paper would also work) to place inside the cap. I can then change it out if it gets too icky. A small dab of hot glue will hold it in place yet allow you to remove it fairly easily.