Do You Know Sugru?

July 17, 2012


I was browsing www.instructables.com the other day just digging around for clever things to do that seem endless there. Instructables has a lot of things to make using duct tape like wallets, book covers, bags, etc. it's always educational and creative. I saw a lot of customized, handmade iPad and Kindle cases that make the device look like a book. I noticed that in a few one of the materials called for was 'Sugru'. So then I had to research that, of course!

Sugru is silicone 'clay' I found out. It comes in colors and works like a flexible, formable adhesive that can be applied in a bunch of ways. On the Sugru website there are lots of ideas for how to use Sugru. Some people make rings out of it even. It's fascinating to see what people come up with such a new material. There are pages and pages of how to do all sorts of stuff with it. Since it sticks to most anything, is waterproof and rubbery it can be made into ergonomic handles, repair cables and power cords, shaped into feet for the bottom of a plant saucer, pet bowl, or even be made into rubber like stamps for custom designs. They show how to use it in your dishwasher to keep chopsticks from falling through the utensil basket. The list goes on and on. Of course I bought some. I'll post some pictures of whatever I do with it when I get there! In the meantime check out www.sugru.com

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2 Responses to “Do You Know Sugru?”

  1. Jenn said

    I’d first read about Sugru on the SwissMiss blog. Love the fact that Sugru is Gaelic for play. =)
    Haven’t used it myself, but it sure looks like useful stuff.

    Here’s the SwissMiss post: http://www.swiss-miss.com/2011/08/sugru-hacking-putty.html

    • meredith11 said

      This is fabulous stuff and their newsletters are hilarious. They show how many different ways people have used sugru. People send in pix and stories. It’s like silly putty but useful!

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