Crafting with Sugru Mouldable Glue! Last week I posted about Sugru with some handy hacks for your home. I really love this stuff! You can fix just about anything with it. Or use it for hacks such as making cable grippers on the side of your desk. Or use it to make toothbrush holders in your bathroom. I also like crafting with it whether it’s making my daughter a shadow box for a graduation keepsake or letting my kids use it to make some creative mugs for their dad for Father’s Day!
Included in the Sugru Create & Craft Kit
- (4) 5g packets of Sugru in white, red, gray, and black
- Texturing thimble
- Texturing Brush
- Booklet with 16 crafty project ideas
- And a Sugru tin to store everything inside
My most recent crafting projects included a gradation shadow box for my daughter and I helped my son create some mugs for his dad as mentioned previously. See below to see how we did it!
To decorate mugs, you need some mugs obviously. I already had some plain white mugs in my cupboard so that was a bonus. You also need some Sugru. You can use the thimble and brush that is included with the kit to add textures. Or you can use stamps. I decided to get some of my stamps out and my son picked some of his favorites out.
To start out, we rolled and flattened some of the Sugru into some rectangular shapes and circles and stuck them onto the side of the mug. Then my son pressed my stamps onto the Sugru. One major tip if you are using stamps, make sure they are clean so that old ink won’t transfer.
Another great Idea is to wet the stamps with water to prevent any possible sticking and to make sure your impressions come out clean. The first time my son stamped, we didn’t use water and they came out fine but just in case, I recommend using water.
I couldn’t find my individual letter letter stamps so my son used my clay etching pen to write a few things on each one. I personally thought this was a nice touch to have his own handwriting on them. We decorated them with making shapes with other colors and added textures too.
Aren’t they cute?! The Sugru takes about 24 hours to fully cure. After they were fully cured, I washed them to get fingerprints and such off of them and the Sugru didn’t come off, chip or anything. Crafting with Sugru Mouldable Glue is so easy. You just mold it and use it. It’s almost like a really soft clay or play-dough and then hardens into a durable rubber-like material.
And yes guys. Sugru is dishwasher safe and microwave safe up to 356°F.
You can drink hot or cold liquids from a mug decorated with Sugru.
Crafting with Sugru Mouldable Glue was just as fun when I was creating a shadow box for my daughter. First, you will need a shadow box. I found a really great one on amazon that also came with pins so you can pin everything to the backboard. For most of it, I didn’t need to use the Sugru because I used the pins. The one thing I needed it for was a smaller picture frame that I wanted to put inside the box.
I rolled out some black Sugru to line the bottom and side of the frame that I wanted to put in her box. I already made sure to put her picture inside it though so I didn’t have to do that afterward. When I pressed the frame down on the inside of the shadow box frame, some of the Sugru oozed out around the edges. It’s easy to clean up the visible Sugru. The Sugru that came out behind the frame, I just patted down around the edges for more support.
After I got the small frame in place, I let it cure for a full 24 hours before I put the shadowbox board and backing on it. I was going to include the collar from her gown but the shadow box I purchased wasn’t as big as I thought. So I just stuck wit her cap, tassel, graduation announcement, graduation party invite, and the smaller picture frame of her in her cap and gown.
It turned out really awesome! The Sugru has a fantastic strong old and the picture frame bonded with the frame of the shadow box really well. I am confident that the Sugru will hold up for a long time. I have been using this stuff for a while now and I have been really impressed wit it! My daughter loved her shadow box.
I just love it! I can fix things around the house or use it for some helpful home hacks. Crafting with Sugru Mouldable Glue is an added bonus. I still can’t get over how strong of a hold it has. It also sticks and bonds with so many surfaces and material such as ceramics, metal, glass, wood, most plastics fabrics, and flexible materials. Stick, shape and in 24 hours, you are ready to go!
Buy It: Normally each kit is priced at $13.99, you can grab yours between 8th and 21st June to enjoy a 20% discount exclusively at Sugru.com
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. However, I received free product mentioned in this post from Sugru for my use and review. All opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway or collaboration with DustinNikki Mommy of Three, please email Nicole Anderson at danderson35 (at) columbus (dot) rr (dot) com.