Get A Grip With Rubber Bands

Florists know the feeling. While working with all the beautiful flowers, your hands get wet. Someone calls. You grab a pen to take a message. It goes flying and lands in your coffee. You reach for your cup. Suddenly, it spills. Yikes!! You look around and think…all of this because you couldn’t get a grip on your pen!

Rubber bandsSounds crazy, but it happens. That’s why you need rubber bands. They keep your writing utensils safe and dry. They also help you avoid the messes.

Charlene, of Alabama, who sent us this week’s picture, says, “I have discovered that stretching a rubber band over a pen or pencil makes a great gripper…”

She’s right, too. Wrapping a rubber band around the base of your pencil or pen, where you like to hold it, will make it much more comfortable and a lot less slippy! Tell us how rubber bands have helped you with a project.

We’d like to thank Steve, the winner of our latest blog post. He receives a prize pack and t-shirt.

Thank you for being here and participating in our “Stretch the Limits of Alliance Rubber Bands” contest!!  Remember to comment below!


Alliance Rubber Company is a family-owned business with humble beginnings that has grown into a thriving American success story. Since 1923, Alliance Rubber has proudly produced rubber bands for use in the home and workplace. Continuing to manufacture its products in the USA, enables Alliance to provide high-quality products, fast service, and fresh stock that is built to last. Alliance Rubber, a women-owned company, manufactures bands that ‘Hold Your World Together.’

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