Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Sugru beaded washi tape storage

Recently I was sent some Sugru to review and to see how I could use it in my crafting. I've found it a really versatile material, and as well as in crafts I've also been putting it to good use fixing and improving things around the house! Today I'm sharing something pretty and very easy that I've made - a simple storage solution for my rolls of washi tape.

Sugru beaded washi tape storage craft


My washi tape collection is not huge at the moment, but this solution is so simple that you could make several of them, perhaps to organise tapes by colour or design. It's so nice to have them on display rather than left in a drawer, and it will remind me to get them out and use them!

You need:

A small (5g) pack of Sugru in your favourite colour
An old pencil
Some kind of small lid, similar to those from lip balm or make up containers
Some tiny beads

Sugru beaded washi tape storage craft


Directions:

Take a piece of Sugru about the size of a small marble and place into the centre of your lid. Press the pencil down into the Sugru so that it is held firmly.

Take the rest of your Sugru and roll out into a snake with the same circumference as your lid. Mould it around the sides of your lid and rub to smooth it out.

Sugru beaded washi tape storage craft


Press small beads into the Sugru to decorate, or you could create different textures by imprinting with different objects.

Sugru beaded washi tape storage craft

One the Sugru has cured for 24 hours, you can arrange your washi tape and display! Sugru is ideal for this craft because it sticks the surfaces together firmly. Sugru is a self-setting rubber, with a consistency much like plasticine. Once removed from the packaging you have about half an hour to mould it, then you need to leave it for 24 hours to cure. Once cured, it remains flexible, as well as being waterproof, electrically insulating and stable in temperatures from -50°C to +180°C.

The Crazy Kitchen used Sugru to fix some broken pan handles. If you are looking for more ways to use Sugru in your crafting you might like this post - Crafting with Sugru, a round-up of ideas.

I received some packets of Sugru to review

29 comments:

  1. Sugru looks like great fun, might have to stock up on some for the kids to play with in the holidays. Also I have totally let wash tape wash me by, maybe it is time to embrace it?

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    1. Oh yes, everyone needs some washi tape!

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  2. That looks great, I'm still thinking what to use my Sugru for!

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    1. I've also used it for fixing various bits around the house, like our laundry basket and making new zipper pulls for one of our suitcases

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  3. Envious of your washi tape collection!

    What a great looking product too, I bet the possibilities are endless.

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    1. I do love having the tapes on display where I can see them! There is so much that you can do with Sugru, it's been great having the opportunity to play with it

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  4. What a cute idea!! Not got into washi tape yet, which is a good thing as L is a nightmare with any tape and come the time I actually need some I can never find it!

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    1. My washi tape is stored well out of the reach of small children, they don't know that it exists!

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  5. saw a few washi tape posts and they look fab! now you tempt me to get it! Thanks for sharing with us at #pintorials

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    1. Oh you should get some! It's so easy to make things look pretty with a little bit of tape.

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  6. OK - so not only was someone at BritMums going on about how amazing Sugru is I also received a big order of Washi tape just yesterday. I can therefore guess what I need to be making soon!

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    1. Ha ha, it's fate! I had never heard of Sugru before but it really is fantastic, I'm telling everyone about and I handed out packets to all my family!

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  7. This looks fab - I like the fact that it dries at room temp!

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    1. Yes, it's similar to something like Fimo, but you can use it for sticking to things that you can't put in the oven.

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  8. I had the chance to review this but I couldn't come up with anything original to do with it.It does look amazing stuff and I likr range of colours and versatility of it.

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    1. I found lots of things to fix quite quickly but it did take me a bit of time to come up with something that was a bit more crafty and original. I forgot to say in my post, the pack I received had mini packets in black, white, red, yellow and blue and you can mix them together like play dough to make any colour that you like.

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  9. Sugru sounds like a very interesting product. I like what you have done with it. #pintorials

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    1. Thank you! It is a great product, it's very versatile.

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  10. I've never even heard of this before but it looks fab - thanks xx

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    1. Thank you, it's something I'd never heard of either but it's certainly worth remembering, I know that I'm going to be thinking up loads of uses for it over time!

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  11. Ooh that is new stuff on me, looks great for craft, and love your tape holder!

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  12. Yes I have been sent some too but have no idea what to do with it. That is really clever though, I like if.

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  13. Sugru sounds really interesting. Never tried it before. But will have to seek some out at the shops.

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  14. Ooh, I'd never heard of Sugru before but it looks like it would be really versatile. And what a great idea the wash tape holder is - I've got rolls of the stuff everywhere, so it'd be great to be a little more organised with it! x

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  15. I have some washy tape but really can't get it...your craft is cute though #getyourcrafton

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  16. this looks great, the possibilities of Sugru seem to be endless!

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  17. So cute :) I can not resist washi tape!! #pintorials

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