Sometimes I just need to complete an easy hack or finish a quick fix and don’t want the hassle of firing up the drill. That’s when Sugru comes in handy. Sugru, if you’ve not heard of it, is a mouldable glue that sticks to almost anything and turns into a strong flexible rubber overnight.
I’ve used it to repair the broken handle on my scissors. I also used it to attach NÄSSJÖ candle holders onto the bottom of my EXPEDIT shelving unit to serve as feet. Let me tell you, folks, this stuff works.
So I’m really happy to share these two hacks from Sugru, which you can make with the IKEA TOSTERUP door handle and a few packets of this intriguing mouldable glue.
#1 Tidy up the mail in the hallway
Get organized and keep your things in order around the house with a mail organizer. Great for annoying bills too.
The TOSTERUP door handle is made of folded metal and sticks well to Sugru which in turn sticks well to most surfaces. This makes it a perfect letter rack for anywhere in the house.
2. Press onto the smaller side of the door handle and shape it into two cones.
3. Press firmly onto the wall. In 24 hours, the putty turns into a strong and flexible rubber.
The same project can also be used to make the most of your home office space.
SHELFIE ALERT: Although the cured moldable glue is strong enough to hold up to 2kg in weight, it’s always a good idea to test the shelf before using it.
#2. Upcycle a mirror into a mini beauty bar
Transform a regular mirror into a compact dressing table. Sugru on the TOSTERUP and turn it into a dainty ledge for cosmetics. Add on fancy hooks to hang up jewelry around the mirror. Check out a step-by-step tutorial below.
1. Use two packs of Sugru to create two cone shapes on the short side of the door handle.
2. Press onto the mirror and in 24 hours, it turns into a strong and flexible rubber.
3. Go a step further and add hooks to the mirror using small ornate door handles.