Rubber Bands 1. Open jars with ease. When a small lid won’t budge, wrap a rubber band around it several times to give you a better grip. 2. Decorate Easter eggs. Arrange rubber bands in a pattern around hard-boiled eggs, then dip them into dye. Remove the bands when the eggs are dry. 3. Bring order to your dishwasher. Tether stemware and other delicate, wobbly items to the rack. 4. Wrap a gift. Use multiple colored rubber bands instead of ribbon to add modern flair to a small present.