Sunday, 14 September 2014
Crafting with Sugru - a round up of ideas
A few months back I was sent some Sugru to review- a fantastic substance that that can be moulded by hand, bonds to almost anything, and sets overnight to form a flexible, silicone rubber. As well as using Sugru for a multitude of fixes around the house, I also came up with some crafty ideas which I have rounded up in this post.
My first Sugru crafting project was a Sugru beaded holder for my washi tapes. I knew what I wanted to make, but I was finding it difficult to keep the pencil upright, and held firmly in position. A blob of Sugru holds the pencil to the base lid perfectly, and then I used another strip around the base of the lid as a decorative feature, with some pretty beads pressed in to it.
Sugru comes in a range of bright cheerful colours, and you can also mix the colours to make different shades - you can find a Sugru mixing colour chart on their website. I love the original colours, and I used the bright blue for this Sugru beaded keyring upcycle. I took an old keyring and used Sugru to cover the original design, then decorated it with coloured wooden beads.
I made this funky Sugru coaster using some of the new festive Sugru colours.
Sugru is also great if you want to glue things together that are tricky to stick with other types of adhesive. These salt dough fairy wands are very top heavy, and it would have been difficult to stick the star onto the stick using glue. A little ball of Sugru has kept them firmly in place and able to stand up to being waved around while spells are cast.
Leyla from This day I love...has made a fab tutorial video showing how to make an iPad case using Sugru and an old book. You can also see written instructions here.
Leyla also used Sugru to make a snowman to go inside a Frozen snow globe.
You can also find loads more Sugru craft ideas on the Sugru website. There are some fantastic ideas here, like multicoloured beads, Sugru stamps and upcycling some vintage finds using Sugru. I also love this article about ways to improve your crafting kit using Sugru.
I'll be updating this post with any future Sugru projects that I come up with. If you've made something crafty with Sugru then please do feel free to leave a link in the comments below to make this a helpful resource for other crafters!