DIY hacks have gotten increasingly popular over the past few decades for several reasons. The first is that they are affordable and they are also very fun to try. If you’re currently in quarantine like most of the world with nowhere to go and very little to do, you should try your hands at some of these crafts.

The main item you’ll need is tinfoil (also called aluminium foil), which is easily accessible and very affordable. We’re going to dabble in some tinfoil crafts, general hacks, and then some beauty hacks. Keep reading to learn more!

8 Tinfoil Crafts and Hacks

  1. Sealing plastic bags – All you need is the plastic bag you want to seal, an iron, and a strip of tin foil. You fold the opening of the bag then cover it with tin foil paper. Make sure that your tinfoil properly covers the top of the folded plastic bag. Once this is done, you put an iron over it.
  1. Keep bananas from ripening – If you’re trying to preserve some bananas, then this tip is for you. Wrap tinfoil around the stem of the bananas, and this will keep them from ripening too quickly.
  1. Iron both sides of your cloth at once – If you place aluminium foil underneath the ironing pad, it’ll get rid of wrinkles faster however to get both sides smooth at once, fold your garment into two equal parts, and place the foil in between them. Then you iron.
  1. Make a funnel – Now we’re on to the tinfoil crafts. You can make a funnel with tin foil. This is a craft that is both fun and useful. You can use this when you want to transfer greasy items like oil. This saves you time because you don’t have to worry about cleaning up an actual funnel.
  1. Make some pendants – The traditional item for DIY beads is usually beads or in some cases rubber bands; however, you can use tinfoil to create really cool pendants. You’ll need tin foil, tissue, scissors, and some paint. For more in-depth instructions go here or here.
  1. Sculptures – Another tinfoil craft you can dabble in is sculpture. Due to the malleable texture of tinfoil, you can make tinfoil crowns, robots, people, or even landscapes if you have the patience. All you need is tinfoil, sharpies, paint, and your imagination.
  1. Make cookie cutters – If you’re not the best at tinfoil crafts, try this one out. It’s really easy and it doesn’t need to be perfect. After all, cookies come in all shapes and sizes. Follow these instructions and let us know how it goes.
  1. Whiten your teeth – We promised to share some beauty hacks so here they are. If you haven’t seen a YouTube video on this before, pay attention because it actually works. You need baking soda, your usual toothpaste, and tinfoil paper. The first thing to do is mix some baking soda with your usual toothpaste in a little bowl. Then you spread it across the tinfoil paper. Then you wrap the tinfoil paper around your teeth as you would apply a whitening strip. When you’re done it should look like a tinfoil version of Invisalign. Leave it on for an hour then take it off and rinse your mouth. Take before and after pictures so you can document the difference.

Tinfoil crafts are very fun to do, because they can be entertaining and useful at the same time. If you tried out any of these tinfoil hacks be sure to let us know how it turned out. Thanks for reading!