Sugru Mouldable Glue is absolutely brilliant when it comes to DIY hacks for your home and crafting. I recently started using it and it is ah-may-zing! Also, if you are looking for some cool Father’s Day gift ideas, grab a couple of these kits. They are perfect for the dad that likes to fix things or create some easy home hacks around the house. Sugru has a 20% discount happening right now. See details below.
Sugru 20% Discount
Normally priced at $13.99, grab yours between 8th and 21st June to enjoy a 20% discount exclusively at Sugru.com
Included in the Sugru Hacks for your Home Kit
- (4) 5g single-use packs of Sugru Mouldable Glue in Black, White, Grey and Red
- Booklet with 18 awesome project ideas and how-to guides
- A handy tin for easy storage
We love using Sugru. The Sugru Mouldable Glue inside our Hacks for your Home kit included enough Sugru to fix or create quite a few different things around our home. Take a look below and see!
Create a Zipper Pull
Do you have a zipper with a broken zipper pull or a missing zipper pull? Well, you can create a completely new one with Sugru Mouldable Glue. We have a few of these CD/DVD cases to store all our movies we have on DVD. We did this a long while ago so we can save spaces on our bookshelves. That way, we can just put our cases away somewhere instead of having shelves lined with so many movies. We still have tons of movies on shelves as it is.
Anyway, one of our cases is missing a zipper pull and it’s kind of difficult to zip and unzip the darn thing. So, I decided to fix the problem. I found the idea in the Hacks for your Home idea booklet. Without further ado, here is how you make a new zipper pull.
How to make a zipper pull
You will need half a pack of Sugru and a paperclip. That’s it! Bend the paper clip out so that you can attach it to the zipper. Then bend the paperclip back in place. Then all you have to do is mold the Sugru around the paperclip in the shape of a zipper pull. This can be really fun too because you can also get creative with it. Add textures or even make the pull into a fun shape like a banana or something.
I just kept mine simple and smoothed it out. Once it cures (it usually takes about 24 hours for Sugru to fully cure itself), you are good to go. It makes a really strong and durable zipper pull. Now I can zip and unzip my case without a single problem! Pretty neat, huh?!
Create Magnets to Store Your Stuff!
Guys, do you know how many times I lose things like my scissors? I had a heavy ceramic refrigerator magnet that had the magnet come off. Instead of getting rid of the magnet, I kept it because it was a pretty strong one. I could have used the Sugru to put it back together but instead I thought I would use it to store my scissors. Below is how you can use Sugru with magnets.
Lucky for me, I already had a magnet I could use. You will need a round (disc) magnet, and a quarter pack of Sugru per magnet. Roll out a quarter of the pack and kind of form into a cone shape and then stick it on the back of the magnet. Then stick the magnet where you want to place it. For me, it was on the inside top of my desk. I pressed the magnet in place until some Sugru came out around the edges. You can remove it around the edges but I just left it there. Since it was in a place where it could be seen, I didn’t want it to look like I just had a magnet stuck in a weird place.
I just patted it down and smoothed it out around the outside of the magnet. You can even get creative and make it look decorative too if you like. You can add some texture to it by using the bristles of a small brush, thimble or toothpick. Or you could even add some tiny beads and stick them around it too. After setting for 24 hours, I placed my scissors on the magnet and that’s where they stay until I need them. Of course I will have to remember to put them back afterward.
I actually got the key gripper idea from the Sugru Crafting Kit (see my post about crafting with Sugru). I figured I would go ahead and put the key gripper in here because I did this one with the remaining Sugru from the magnet idea and I didn’t want to waste it since I only used a quarter of that packet. Since my husband and I have so many different keys for so many different things, It’s kind of nice to be able to tell each apart immediately.
That’s why I personally like being able to personalize my keys. Plus the grippy texture makes it easy to use my keys if it happens to be raining. I have a habit of dropping my keys.
How to make a key gripper
You will need at least half a packet of Sugru. I used a little more than that because I used all the remaining Sugru from the packet I used for my magnet. Depending on the size of your key, you might even want to use a whole pack. All I did was kind of flatten it out and wrapped it around the head of my key. Then I kind of shaped it so that it fit and didn’t cover up the keyring hole. You also want to make sure you don’t cover up the cut of the key and make sure it still fits like it should in the lock.
After I shaped it around my key, I used the handy thimble that came with the crafting kit to make it textured. My son’s heart block he made was sitting close by so I just hung my key on it until it was ready for use. I know, very convenient. But I didn’t want to just lie it flat on a surface either because I didn’t want the back of the key to get stuck on what I put it on as it hardened. Once it hardened, it was like a hard rubber-like material.
Charging Cable Grippers
My son wanted his dad to make these Charging Cable Grippers on his desk. He has run over a few of his cables with his computer chair a few times. He actually broke a couple that way. Plus it’s also hard keeping track of all his cables around his desk. He has his laptop, a mouse he doesn’t use all the time, his phone, and he even has a steering wheel set up he occasionally uses for gaming.
How to make charging cable grippers
To make these, you need half a pack of Sugru Mouldable Glue. And you need a toothpick. Roll half a pack into a ball and make kind of a cone shape. Then stick it to the surface where you want to place them. Once you have them in place, press a toothpick into the center of them like shown above. Once you do that, just gently wiggle and twist them out. I didn’t have to wiggle the toothpick much. It came back out pretty easily.
Don’t use them for at least 24 hours. Make sure you give the Sugru Mouldable Glue a chance to cure. Once they have hardened, they are like a hard rubber-like material. This is cool because this also allows different size cables to fit. You may have to push a bigger cable in the gripper a bit more than a smaller one but they will grip and hold them easily because it’s kind of flexible. My son as removed cables and put cables back in them so many times and they have never come off his desk or lost their grip from being used as often as they are.
He think they look cool on his desk. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if I would like the look of them and wasn’t sure about the placement of them because they are very visible. I actually think they look neat and pretty modern.
So many uses!
There are so many ways you can use Sugru Mouldabble Glue. I even used some to put on the inside doorknobs on their bedroom doors to use as door stops. Two of them are teenagers that happen to not only slam their doors closed, but also slam their doors open for some reason.
Sugru Mouldable Glue is just awesome! I can’t believe there are so many different ways to use it. I like how easy it is to use. It’s like a soft clay or play-dough. Then it hardens into a hard rubber-like material. I can’t believe how strongly it bonds to almost anything. It’s strong, rubbery, bouncy, flexible, touchable, versatile and obviously mouldable.
I do love that it comes in small packages because most fixes usually take one pack or at least half a pack. I really like this idea because once it’s opened, you really can’t save the leftovers. It was a brilliant move on Sugru’s part to make the packs really small so there is rarely any wasted. As many uses there are for Sugru Mouldable Glue, I can guarantee I will be buying some more! Be sure to check out my Sugru Mouldable Glue Crafting Post!
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.