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5 Usesful Uses for Used Up Bullet Hulls

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Not just your used up pew pews anymore! Bullet Hulls are the new duct tape!

Ever wondered what to do with all those bullet hulls laying around the house? Well, I got ya covered! Here are 5 genius life hacks using bullet hulls of many different calibers.


Have you ever needed a smaller paintbrush but don't have time to run to the store?? Make a home made paintbrush with things you have laying around the house!

What you need:

1.) Wooden stick (can be a pencil or a kabob skewer)

2.) Tubing cutter

3.) Hair (don't cut your wife's hair in her sleep, trust me, you do not want to get tangled up with that bear)

4.) Hot glue

5.) Wire crimpers (pliers work just fine) (do not use your teeth)

6.) Bullet hull (already fired, come on guys, you know better)

7.) Scissors


Using the tubing cutter, cut the bullet hull to desired length, depending on how big or small you want your paintbrush,

Using the scissors (DO NOT RUN WITH THEM, I think it's against the law or something) cut the hair you did NOT get from your wife's sleeping head, to desired length.

Put a drop of hot glue on the hair and quickly stick the hair through the cut bullet hull until you have your desired thickness and length.

Slide the hull and hair over one end of your stick.

Using the wire crimpers (or pliers) crimp the bullet hull down making sure you have a tight grip on the hair as well as the stick. (I like to use a sharp metal object to gently pierce the bullet hull to ensure extra stability )


You got yourself a homemade paintbrush!


This one is pretty obvious, but just in case.

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What you need:

1.) Empty bullet hull

2.) Lips (preferably your own but will (awkwardly) work with someone else's


Hold empty bullet hull between your index finger and your thumb.

Bring empty bullet hull to your lips.


Now you have a whistle!

Screw Cover

This is one of my favorites. Not only does it cover those ugly screw heads, this gives whatever piece of furniture you choose, a hip new look.

What you need:

1.) Empty bullet hull

2.) Tubing cutter

3.) Piece of furniture with screws in it

4.) Rubber mallet


Cut empty bullet hull to desired length.

Place the hull over the exposed screw of your choice.

Use rubber mallet to gently wedge the hull over the top of the screw hole until flush with furniture piece.

Boom! Covered!

Hoodie String End Covers

We have all been there. We grab our hoodie, ready for the day, and one side of the string has slid into the hood of our hoodie/jacket. Here is a quick fix!

What you need:

1.) Bullet hull

2.) Tubing cutter

3.) Hoodie/jacket/sweatpants/shorts etc.

4.) Pliers


Using the tubing cutter, cut the bullet hull to length.

Slide over the end of the string.

Crimp down with pliers.

BAM! Easy to pull back out, and harder to lose inside your hood.

Hole Punch

A hole Punch isn't a tool that most of us have just lying around. So this next one is easy and convenient when we need to punch a hole in some paper for whatever reason.

What you need:

1.) Bullet Hull

2.) Rubber Mallet (a small hammer will work, or you can just use your fingers)


Place the bullet hull on the desired spot to be punched.

Softly hammer until the bullet hull is through the paper of your choosing.

Now your paper is holed.


Lynsey Hart from Lanarkshire on July 06, 2020:

I did not realise that you could recycle bullet cases. Some photos would be good, but otherwise a good article. Being in the UK, we don't have access to this new craft material, but it sounds like fun to work with!

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