Make a small tea strainer fit a big tea mug

normal size tea strainer + big mug of tea = problem

ugly temporary fix: blue tack

nice permanent fix: blue sugru - to keep the colour. 

make a sugru hook to extend the side of the strainer enough to reach the side of the mug. tada! no more tea leaves in your tea!

Kit list

  • tea strainer
  • sugru
  • big mug of tea (optional)

Step 1


clean the surface of the strainer

in this case the temporary fix was blue tack, which had to be removed completely and the strainer cleaned with soapy water

Step 2


prepare the sugru

separate a suitable amount and mold it into a ball

make the ball into an oval and press into the side of the strainer

shape into a hook-like form, to fit the side of the mug comfortably. i used a pen to roll the sugru into a hook

Step 3


let it cure for 2 days or until ready

note: the sugru was a bit soft in the beginning, so for the first hour it had to be hanging upside down so that the hook doesn't bend

Step 4


enjoy your tea with your enhanced new tea strainer

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