#22 Design your own finishing touches this Christmas

It's important to create the right atmosphere and get your home feeling festive over the holidays — the little finishing touches can really make things feel special. With a little help from Sugru, you can design your own unique pieces and turn them into fun projects to make yourself over the holidays.

Just like this lovely stone and copper candle holder, that will add a nice touch to your Christmas table.

For this project you will need:

- a length of 22mm diameter copper pipe (3/4'') - perfect fit for candles!
- a copper end cap
- two single use packs of Sugru - choose the colour you want
- a nice looking stone
- and a candle

Copper and Stone look great together and with Sugru it's easy to combine them in interesting ways, and bring a little festive glow to your home.

Step 1 — Use one pack of Sugru to create feet on the bottom of the stone

Step 2 — Level the stone so the Sugru flattens into level feet and leave for 24 hours.

Tip: rub a soapy water on the table surface when leveling the feet to stop the Sugru sticking.

24 hours later the Sugru will be cured into lovely rubbery feet.

Step 3 — Attach the copper cap to the top of the stone and insert the copper pipe - make sure it's straight! Smooth the Sugru around the edges of the cap with your finger. Leave to cure to 24 hours.

Tip: rub the copper with a very fine wool to make it smooth and bright - it makes a big difference and you could spray it with clear lacquer to keep it that way.


Sugru is hand-mouldable so it's easy to shape, and it bonds to most materials so you can stick different materials together like metal and stone. Sugru cures into a grippy, flexible silicone rubber and has excellent dampening properties, so it's great for making rubber feet on things. Plus it's removable, so you can take it off if you ever want to.

Head over to our Craft & Making section for loads more projects you can make over the holidays, like this awesome clock using Sugru + twigs or these gorgeous stained glass decorations.

#21 Be prepared for little accidents at Christmas

As parents will know, toys quickly become a child's best friend, so buying a replacement if something breaks over the holidays just won't cut it (we've all seen Toy Story!).

With all the excitement over the Christmas holidays little accidents are inevitable, but with an emergency pack of Sugru it's easy to stop the tears before they even start :)


Use Sugru to attached the broken parts, in 24 hours the toy will be ready to go again... and you'll be feeling like a bit of a hero!

Sugru makes things really easy, because unlike normal glue, it's great at sticking odd shapes and different materials together. It bonds to almost everything, including wood and hard plastics so chances are it'll bond what you need. It's also strong, so will cope well with life in the toy box!

Check out loads more Sugru toy stories here and head over to our Parents section for projects.

This idea was inspired by loads of awesome Sugru parents who have used Sugru to save the day. So here's to them all who, in a moment of crisis, morph into vets, nurses, eye surgeons, carpenters, mechanics, phone repairmen, builders and even rocket scientists!

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#20 Turn little problems around the home into projects

Over the holidays your house is going to be busy and will be working harder than it does the rest of the year. With the extra time you'll be spending at home, we bet you'll start noticing a few problems you've learnt to block out.

Wouldn't it be liberating if these moments could be a chance to make things better?

With a little help from Sugru, pesky problems that bug you at home can be an opportunity for your next little project :)

Who said practical can't be pretty?

This is a really popular idea among Sugru-ers — we've spotted loads of you creating your own one-of-a-kind door stops for your home, turning a SLAM into a satisfying BOMF!

With Sugru it's this easy!

You can use any number of objects as a door stop, here we've used a nice looking rock as an example.

Step 1 — Roll your Sugru into three small sausages.

Step 2 — Push each piece onto the base of the rock and shape into a small pyramid.

Step 3 — Level the item so the Sugru squishes into level feet — rub a little soapy water on the surface first to stop the Sugru sticking.

We have also added another bumper to the front of the rock, to stop it from damaging the door.

In 24 hours the Sugru will be cured and your home will be a little more peaceful. That's one more problem crossed off your to-do list!

Sugru is hand-mouldable so it's easy to shape, and it sticks to most materials so it will form a strong bond for as long as you want it. Sugru cures into a grippy, flexible silicone rubber and has excellent dampening properties. Plus it's removable, so you can take it off if you ever want to.

Check out other clever ideas to help make life more shhhh and head over to our Home Improvement section for loads more project ideas.

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#19 Make a beautiful lamp using an old bottle!

The little finishing touches are what can really make a house feel homely, and help add your personal touch to your space. But sometimes the look you're after isn't easy to find in the shops. Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a little project!

After spotting quite a few Sugru-ers making their own beautiful DIY lamps we thought it was an idea that deserved to be copied by many :)

Watch this video to see how Sugru can help:

Set aside a few hours over the holidays to transform a lovely old bottle that you find at a local market into your very own unique lamp! Using Sugru you can easily mount the light fitting to the neck of the bottle, making it sturdy and stopping the shade falling sideways!

Here's a short step-by-step video that will guide you through making your own:

In 24 hours the Sugru will be set and you will have your very own one-of-a-kind pieces will take pride of place in your home - we bet you'll get a the burst of pride every time you switch it on :)

Here are the basic steps.

Sugru is hand-mouldable so it's easy to shape and fills weird gaps. It sticks to most materials so it will form a strong bond for as long as you want it. Plus it's removable, so you can take it off if you ever want to.

For this project you will need:

- a power cable
- a light fitting
- a glass bottle for the base
- a pack of Sugru
- a cordless drill - with a 7mm tile or glass drill bit (9/32: imperial)
- protective glasses
- duck tape
- and a lampshade

Check out our Craft & Making section for loads more awesome project ideas for your home, like this awesome DIY clock using Sugru + twigs or creating your stained glass decorations.

This idea was inspired by Rachel and Alice who both created their own beautiful glass bottle lamps.

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#18 Make homemade gifts the easy way!

Everyone loves to receive a gift that feels like it's had some thought put into it — and homemade gifts always feel more special than store bought.

With this lovely project you can create your own presents, adding a personal message that means something to both of you.

With a little thought and some Sugru in their favourite colour, it's easy!

We used a basic DIY printing kit to create some new sets of mugs for the Sugru kitchen!

Step 1 — Stick and shape your Sugru in the you want.

Rubbing the Sugru with your finger will make it nice and smooth. More help over on our tips & tricks video page.

Step 2 — Press the printing kit into the Sugru and lift it off carefully.

24 hours later the Sugru will be set and you'll have a lovely personalised present ready to go. Or you might just want to make one to remind yourself how awesome you are every morning when you have your tea (we're not judging!)

Sugru is perfect for this project because it's easy to mould with your hands, sticks to most materials and forms a strong bond for as long as you want it. And because Sugru stays soft for 30 minutes after you open a pack, you've got plenty of time to get it just right. Once cured, Sugru is easy to clean with soap and water, and it's dishwasher safe too!

This idea has sooo many other uses — like marking your kid's toys with their name, or keeping your wi-fi code handy on the fridge, or a way to label all your plugs so you know what's what! We'd love to see what you come up with!

This project was inspired by Jude who created awesome custom-labels his design tools.

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