Wednesday, April 2, 2014

DIY Project: How to make a Redneck Game Timer

This project is as easy as 1...2...3...

All you need is:

  1. 2 plastic squirt top bottles the same size {I used honey bottles we just happened to have on hand} 
  2. a little sand - about 2/3 cup
  3. some duct tape 
  4. brown paper bag - if you want to add a sign on the front of it just rip a piece of brown paper bag and write "Redneck Timer" on it with a black sharpie.

  • All you need to do is wash, rinse and dry your bottles and lids really well. 
  • Remove the lids from the bottles and cut off the squirt spout so it is flush with the top of each lid. 
  • You may need to use a little sand paper to sand off any parts that are sticking up. Add the 2/3 cup sand into the bottom bottle and screw the lid back onto the bottle. Put the second lid on the empty bottle. 
  • Tip the empty bottle upside down and place on top of the bottle with the sand. 
  • Both tops should be smooth and flush so the lids can sit flat one upon the other. Now it is time to wrap the duct tap around the two bottle necks to hold them in place. 

  • Now you can label it with a REDNECK brown bag sign and affix with some...what else but DUCT TAPE????

When I made this originally I did try to make it a bit more complicated by using a large washer between the bottles and gluing - basically it all ended up to be wasted effort. The simple technique I have described above worked much better.

SIMPLY...well, hard to call this one SUBLIME. Let's leave it at SIMPLE!

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