Do you want some aluminum foil hacks? I have a few useful tips and tricks you will want to know and use starting today.
Materials for Aluminum Foil Hacks
Aluminum Foil Hacks
Clean silverware, and silver pieces, polish silverware, and household items with a sheet of aluminum foil. I placed water in a pot. I added a sheet of foil to the bottom and pot, and 1 Tablespoon of baking soda to the water. I brought that to a full boil.
I dipped the silver spoon into the boiling water for a few seconds. It was fascinating to watch the chemical reaction and silver tarnish come off the spoon so incredibly fast.
I removed the silver spoon out and let it cool. You can find the full tutorial of all of my silver cleaning hacks at 6 Astonishing and Winning Cleaning Silver Hacks
Clean off a hot glue gun
I wadded up a piece of foil and as my hot glue gun was cooling I pulled off the hot glue to clean the gun.
Seal a plastic bag
I had an open plastic pasta bag that doesn’t seal.
I placed a cloth and sheet of aluminum foil onto my table to protect my surface. I took a bit of aluminum foil and folded it over the plastic.
I turned on my iron, and made sure the steam was turned off. I let it heat up on the cotton cycle. I placed the iron on the aluminum foil and waited a few moments.
I removed the tinfoil and the plastic had been fused or melted together.
I love this little hack.
Iron both sides of clothes at once
I placed sheets of aluminum foil over a cloth to protect my surface. I ironed a dress and with the aluminum foil underneath it ironed the bottom while I was ironing the top. So you get both sides done at the same time, what a time saver.
Most wrapping paper cannot be recycled. I used tinfoil to wrap a gift. I started by rolling it out and cutting strips of aluminum foil.
I was able to wrap the present and the foil held itself together, I didn’t have to use any tape.
I added a bow, and I reuse my bows. You could also use twine, string, or other eco-friendly items if you like. This is great for any holiday or occasion.
This is great for any holiday or occasion.
Clean out wax from candle holders
You can use aluminum foil to help clean wax out of a candle holder. I had some wax in a candle holder so I made tin foil balls and I used one to scrape out the wax with it.
Make a faux mercury glass candle holder
I cut a small piece of tinfoil that would fit inside the above candle holder.
I used a punch and poked small holes into a piece of tin foil. I just made a random pattern and made as many holes as I felt like making.
I placed the aluminum foil inside the candle holder, and then I placed a battery-operated tealight in the center of the candle holder.
I could have left it as it was, but I placed the smaller candle holder inside a larger bud vase I had picked up at the thrift store.
I love the mercury glass effect and glow this candle holder creates, and on a budget.
Create beautiful art
I placed a piece of paper onto a piece of tin foil to protect my surface.
I place some art foil onto the top of the piece of paper and taped it down to hold it in place.
I turned my hot pen on and wrote onto the foil.
I peeled up the foil and you can see how the gold where I went over with the hot pen was left behind.
I made this for myself and put it in my crafting area. I love that you can create art with this as well as make your own cards for so many occasions.
More roll of aluminum foil alternative uses
- Make a cone shape and use it as a funnel to fill other containers
- DIY ironing board cover by covering a piece of cardboard box with sheets of aluminum foil or cover of your ironing board
- line cake pans and crockpots for easy removal and clean up
- tin foil balls
- heat reflector
- For an aluminum foil trick place heavy-duty tin foil in a shoe box and make a solar oven
- Keep the heat out of a sunny window and use a sheet of aluminum foil to cover it to block or build a single reflector against the sun.
- Cover edges of your homemade pies to keep the crusts from burning
- Use a wadded piece of foil to help scrub burnt food off of pans
- Protect the bottom of your oven, oven racks, and drip pans by using pieces of aluminum foil to wrap them.
- Cover a baking sheet or cookie sheet for easy cleaning after a meal.
- Cover a frying pan and bakeware to prevent splattering
- Protect your fruit trees from squirrels and other animals by placing tin foil around the base.
- Cover a paint tray wiht a sheet of aluminium foil to keep your paint from drying out.
- Keep safe by bringing sheet of tin foil with you on a hike and use as a reflective surface in case of emergency
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