Butterfinger-Proofing – Deo Case

Clumsiness. I seem to exhibit more of this when I handle fragile stuff. Like my roll-on deodorant bottle. It’s made of glass, and no matter how careful I am, I end up dropping it at least once in its lifetime – mostly when I’m moving it around. Sometimes, I have good reflexes, and I catch it before it hits the floor, but sometimes, well –

Damaged Deo Bottle
At least it didn’t shatter completely like it did that one time…

Since I dropped my current one recently, I thought it’s high time I do something about it. Specifically, make a shock-absorbing cover for it. I oscillated between a polymer clay one and a yarny one, and after my sister hinted πŸ˜‰ that I was being too fancy and overdoing it by even considering something that’s not yarn, I crocheted a case for the bottle.

Deo Case | Crochet | Anita

At first, I didn’t cover the domed lid of the bottle, but after a couple of (nearly heart-stopping) tests involving dropping the bottle, I noticed the cover come a bit loose, so obviously, I crocheted all the way to the top, and added a drawstring of crocheted chain from a different yarn. Needless to say, I love the case! ❀

I’d be interested in hearing your story if you ever made a quick (or not) utilitarian item. πŸ™‚

19 thoughts on “Butterfinger-Proofing – Deo Case

  1. What a great idea! I also tend to drop things from the bathroom counter. I broke the round end off my curling iron (I have long frizzy hair so I use it to take the frizz out :)) It still works, just doesn’t have the safety tip end on it. sigh.

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    1. Hope it’s still safe to use… I’m pretty skeptical of working with chipped / broken electrical appliances. The most I can use is phone / kindle chargers whose coats flake away after a few months and expose the inner wire… πŸ˜‰

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  2. Good idea and it looks quite fancy even if it’s not made with polymer clay!
    The one quick utilitarian thing I’d made years ago was a phone cover. I crocheted it for my first mobile and it worked really well and lasted a long time πŸ™‚

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    1. Phone covers seem to be pretty good utilitarian projects. Quick, small, no blocking involved πŸ˜‰ and prospects for a lot of compliments since they’re always on you! πŸ™‚

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  3. I like your creative approach to the problem. I have a friend with hemochromatosis who has, because of her condition, lost most of the feeling in her fingertips. She drops stuff constantly. She has had to adapt to non breakables whenever possible. She also has a philosophical approach: She gets new coffee mugs on a pretty consistent basis, so she never gets bored with them.

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    1. A philosophical approach is best when it’s difficult to steer a situation to your liking, isn’t it? I find myself doing that lately too, in response to things out of my control.


  4. You are a great problem solver! Love your solution. I have ceramic tile in my bathroom, so these would come in hand for my glass bottles. Luckily, I have never broken any of my Mary K products in the glass bottles. And recently, they switched to plastic.

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    1. Glad you were careful with your products, Ginny! I didn’t want to switch to a different product, and waited a long time thinking I’d be more careful with my next bottle, but eventually this was a solution I had to go with.

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