Improve your speaker - make your music sound better outdoors

At last, summer is here! What's better than chilling at the park or the beach, enjoying the sun with good friends and good music?

For listening to your tunes while you're out and about, Bluetooth speakers have changed the game. But sometimes, the sound isn't as good as you hoped simply because you have to set your speakers on the ground.

By adding Sugru + Magnets, you can hang your speakers anywhere, making your music sound better. Check out our video:

Tools to improve your speaker:

- a tied cord
- a Sugru + Magnet kit (we'll use a single use pack + 2 magnets for this project)
- your speaker (hum... of course)
- and... that's it!

Let's see how it's done.

Step 1: Take half of your Sugru and stick it to the magnet in a cone shape

Step 2: Stick the magnet to your speaker and smooth the Sugru around it

Step 3: Split the Sugru you have left in two little balls; stick one of them to the other magnet and stick the cord to it

Step 4: Cover the cord with the other ball of Sugru and shape it to make sure the cord is well wrapped in Sugru

Step 5: Leave it all to cure for 24 hours, and that's it! Now, hang the cord on your beach umbrella...

or inside your tent...

and even around a tree branch!

Now you can enjoy your music everywhere!

Bring your garden indoors: let's make a floating herb garden

Where do the wild things grow?

Imagine an early sun rises across your morning. Before you reach for the kettle, you notice a handful of seedlings have sprung up overnight.

Before you know it, a vision of fragrant, green abundance appears in the form of a suspended herb garden. Not outside in a window box, courtyard or garden, but right under your nose – inside your kitchen window!

How is this possible? Well, this is exactly how…

Tools to create your floating herb garden:

- 4 clean, empty, glass jars (Kilner, mason, jam or pickled onions)
- 4 standard hose clamps (50mm–70mm in size)
- 4 packs of herb seeds of your choice
- 2 single use packs of Sugru
- 1 small amount of masking tape
- 1 small portion soil
- 1 screwdriver
- Some love

Before you begin this lovely botanical project, make sure your hands are clean, and your window is gleamingly free from dirt. Now follow these 5 simple steps to nurture nature’s miracles in jars.

Step 1: Press a pinch of Sugru onto the glass window in your chosen position – this is your base layer.

Step 2: Press half a pack of Sugru onto the back of the hose clamp screw mechanism and shape into a pyramid. Avoid applying Sugru to the actual screw.

Step 3: Slowly, but firmly, stick the hose clamp onto the Sugru you fixed onto the glass window (Sugru to Sugru). Shape the edges of the Sugru smooth to secure the hose clamp in place.

Step 4: Use masking tape to hold the hose clamp in place for 24 hours while the Sugru sets. You can also stick a ball of Sugru to the window to support the jar.

Step 5: Once the Sugru has set into rubber, attach the jar to the hose clamp, tighten with a screwdriver and get planting. Add the soil, sow your seeds and follow the growing instructions on the seed packets.

Beauty is in the eye of the jar-holder.

Get excited about bringing a garden indoors! If you need to top up, it's over here. And if you're lucky enough to have a real-life garden, head over here for more projects to add a little DIY to your outdoors.

Changed your mind? No need to panic. Sugru is removable. Simply cut it off with a sharp knife and rub the surface clean. Check out our explanatory page for full instructions on how to remove it:

Get your car ready for a road trip

Yeaaah! The sunny weather is finally here, and we all know that's the perfect time to plan a road trip.

After all, there's no better feeling than the freedom of driving. Your favourite track on the radio, the horizon in your sights, just you and your friends or family making your way somewhere great.

Don't let awkward breaks or bad design hold you back. Watch this video for 4 awesome ways to get your car holiday ready, and hit the road with peace of mind this summer.

Sugru is ideal for these projects because it bonds well to most materials, and if you decide to sell your car or upgrade your gadgets, it's removable!

You can shape your Sugru fixes to suit any car, as well as adding personal touches with a custom colour. Need to top up on Sugru? Head over to the Sugru shop.

1. Repair cracked plastic

Save yourself a time-consuming trip to the mechanics - or an expensive replacement part! - and repair the cracked plastic of your wing mirror with Sugru.

Sugru loves the outdoors, so even if it rains during your road trip, you'll be fully prepared. (We'll cross our fingers that it doesn't!)

2. Make handy hooks

Spending a lot of time in a car with a lot of people always leads to one thing: mess!

Here's a really handy way to keep your stuff organised while you're on the move. Make yourself some handy Sugru hooks and you'll be able to keep your road-trip essentials (like your sunglasses!) within reach at all times. Easy to grab and easy to replace.

3. Get your cables under control

Technology is awesome, and it can be essential when planning a road-trip. You've got your GPS for direction and your iPod for music... but what about all those pesky cables? They're always going to get in the way!

Conquer spaghetti cable mountain and keep your car clutter-free, with this great way to organise your wires with Sugru.

4. Fix awkward snaps

Ahh, the radio! Sometimes it's the only thing that keeps us sane on those long drives.

So, whether you're catching up on the football scores or singing your heart out, make sure your aerial is in top working order with Sugru!

Whether you're on two wheels or four, (or three!), Sugru is ideal for keeping you on the road. Head over here for loads more ways Sugru can help fix and adapt your ride.

12 ways to improve your bike with Sugru

Bikes are the ultimate mode of transportation, right? They get the wind in your hair. They're energising. They're environmentally awesome. And they slip through commuter traffic and the countryside like nobody's business! Nothing else comes close for quick journeys - and even for the odd longer expedition, come to think about it.

Naturally, bikes need a bit of TLC to keep them sweet, and they respond well to personalising - and so Sugru makes a highly versatile addition to your cycle kit. Top cycling site BikeRadar agree, calling it 'an incredibly useful tool.'

We've put together 12 ways to get your bike ready for the road.

Make your bike work better for you

1. Keep your lights handy

Bike lights can be frustrating and slow to attach and remove, especially in bad weather with gloves on!

By adding magnets to your lights, you'll be able to snap your lights on and off with ease! And once you go magnetic, you might begin to wonder why all lights aren't like this!

Check out our very handy how-to guide.

2. Stick the essentials to your bike

Whether you've snapped the clip on your bike bell, or you just want to make it easier to use, this is a great way to use Sugru to make your stuff better.

Check out how we attached the bell to the brake lever itself so it's easier to hand, safer to use, and can be placed exactly where you need it.

After Ben kept getting lost on complex London streets, he added a compass to his handle bars with Sugru!

"I have a terrible sense of direction and awful memory," Ben says. "Even if I have a pretty good idea of where I am going, there is usually a junction that can completely throw me off course.

So I Sugru-ed a compass to the handlebars of my bike. Now I can at least follow the rough direction I want to go and I quickly work out where I am again.

This little improvement has revolutionised my cycling! It's quicker and safer than getting a smartphone out your pocket and means you never have to stop!"

The Summer is here! It’s the perfect time to get outdoors on your bike and head into nature with friends for a picnic.

Sun, food, drink and fun – someone is always going to ask, “do you have a bottle opener?” With this great idea, you won’t even have to remember to bring one – you’ll have it all along!

3. Make standard design work better

Don't settle for standard design if it doesn't work for you! Sugru'er Mieel got hands on and adapted the brake levers of their bike.

"The brake levers of the second hand bike I bought were too short for my fingers. I applied Sugru on each side, just enough to add another 2cm to the levers... and now it works!"

Do you have parts of your bike that feel uncomfortable to grip or cause discomfort?

Thanks to its rubbery, grippy properties, Sugru is ideal for cushioning the harder parts of your handlebars without compromising grip. Just check out Pertti's idea above to make a metallic strut more comfortable!

There's nothing worse than struggling to find the right key.

Save time and energy. Customise your bike lock key with Sugru and give it a personal touch with colour and texture.

4. Awkward shaped helmet? No problem!

William used Sugru to mount his GoPro and stick a reflective stripe to his awkward-shaped helmet!

5. Keep your helmet handy

Lea had a bright spark moment when it came to storing her helmet. What better way to keep it handy than with Sugru + magnets? Easy to attach and easy to remove!

Lea calls this "instant helmet storage", and we think that's the perfect name.

6. Keep your phone snug

Boris' smartphone bike mount wasn't holding his phone in place as securely as he would have expected, so he added Sugru grips to its little hands and feet to provide extra support.

7. Prevent scratches when storing your bike

Abigail recently installed a bike rack on her patio, but quickly noticed that their bikes were getting marked up from rubbing against the metal post

To prevent more marks and paint chipping, she installed some spots of Sugru at the appropriate heights for their bikes.

Thanks to Sugru's rubbery, soft properties, it's ideal for cushioning your bike against hard metal!

Bring your bike back to its best

8. Fix awkward breaks

Why buy new when you can fix?

When Dean's bottle cage broke awkwardly, he used Sugru to rebuild the missing piece.

Thanks to its hand-mouldable properties, Sugru is ideal for replacing weird-shaped parts that snap off. You can sculpt and shape until you get the perfect replica!

9. Restore well-loved handlebars

"Thanks for helping restore a 28-year-old friend," says Tom.

Tom embraced his DIY hero and restored the worn parts of his handlebars with Sugru, pressing his hands into the Sugru while it was still soft to create his own unique grip!

10. Repair bruised lights

When the plastic housing on Patrick's bike light cracked, he saved $70 on a replacement light by using Sugru to repair it.

Sugru is ideal for this project - not only does it bond well to most plastics, but it's also waterproof. Hooray!

11. Keep on kickin'

When Annica lost the plastic cap on the end of her kickstand, she built a new one with Sugru!

Annica 1 - 0 Awkward Breaks.

12. Refresh old accessories

Jessica asks, "What d'you do when the collars keep popping off your lock and exposing the cables to tempt thieves?"

The answer is Sugru! Jessica added Sugru to her bike lock so thieves didn't mistake the exposed cables for an easy target. Great idea!

Whether you're on two wheels or four, (or three!), Sugru is ideal for keeping you on the road. Head over here for loads more ways Sugru can help fix and adapt your ride.

16 ways to fix and adapt your car with Sugru

Ah, the open road! Your favourite track on the radio, the horizon in your sights, just you and the wheel rumblin' to anywhere.

Is there anything better than the freedom of driving? Don't let awkward breaks or bad design hold you back from your dreams. Hit the road this summer with peace of mind.

Here are 16 ways to fix and adapt your car with Sugru.

Fix those awkward breaks

1. Fix cracked wing mirrors

Wing mirrors are vulnerable, sticking out either side of our cars into the big wide world. And there's nothing worse than an awkward crack - with the only fix seemingly being a complete replacement part.

Save money on replacing your wing mirror all together, and fix it with Sugru! Sugru is ideal for this fix because it is strong, durable and waterproof.

Check out this how-to guide for more info, or have a look at Gemma's great fix below.

2. Patch up cracks in plastic interiors

Bumps and bangs are inevitable, especially if you run a busy ship! Whether it's the inside door or your dashboard, bring your car back up to scratch with Sugru.

Sugru is ideal for this project because it is strong, durable, and you can colour match.

3. Keep rain where it belongs - outside the car!

Johanna from The Netherlands sent us this charming little story.

"My adorable car is an old-timer, an east German Trabant from 1968, a follow-me car from a former Berlin airport. But the front window rubber had a huge gap on the upper side, so every time it was raining, water would pour in and run down from my right knee right into my shoe!"

A piece of tape was my very temporary fix. I had to bring my car to a garage to replace the window rubber for a new one. An expensive project, and risky for the safety of the window, so I hesitated. After discovering Sugru, I got an idea... I removed the tape, applied sugru on the gap, and now I drive DRY for ever more!!"

And how cool is her car?!

4. Restore a steering wheel to former glory

Conor discovered that his steering wheel was wearing away from excessive friction, so he restored it with Sugru!

"Just one of several sugru fixes keeping my baby in great shape", he says.

5. Freshen up your interior

Yep, we know what you're thinking. That's a Fiat 124 Spider America!

Stefano just loves these cars, and he found one near Stuttgart in Germany. "We re-painted it, repaired a lot of parts, but the sun visor ("aletta parasole", in Italian) on the left-hand side kept ripping. It seemed impossible to stick the two parts of the plastic cover together, but with Sugru I could create a bond between the two ends... and now it is really repaired."

6. Seal torn rubber

This is the magnificent Il Tempo Gigante — the most famous car in Norway. A couple of years ago, Jane was in Oslo for an event to help introduce Sugru to all the Jernia staff from across Scandinavia. Then she spotted the most amazing car ever, and it turned out to be Il Tempo Gigante from the cult Flåklypa Grand Prix!

On closer inspection she noticed the horn had split. It emerged that people had been looking for a replacement for years - even searching around Europe - but no-one makes horns like this any more. So... we introduced the guys to Sugru, and we got fixing!

Wouldn't it be great if all modern cars still had horns as cool as this? Whether you're fixing the rubber seal on your horn, or patching up a leaky door seal, Sugru is great for repairing tears in rubber.

7. Avoid expensive key fob replacements

It's one of life's great mysteries. Why do broken key fobs always cost so much to replace?

When you've got an awkward break, follow Marvin and Phil's lead: save money and fix it with Sugru!

8. Replace awkward missing pieces

Every car has them - those little pieces that do such an important job, and we don't realise how important they are until they've gone! And how on earth do you replace them?!

When Sally lost the little hook that held her parcel shelf in place, (that's the "rear deck" if you're American), she replaced it with Sugru. As good as new!

9. Fix with personality!

The best fixes have personality! Jakub took advice from a special mechanic - (his 5-year-old daughter!) - and repaired the shattered VW emblem on his car with Sugru.

Sugru loves the outdoors. It's strong, durable and waterproof, ideal for braving the elements!

Make your stuff work better

10. Customise your dashboard mount

This is becoming a bit of a trend!

Whether you're adapting a dashboard holder for a handheld GPS or ensuring a better grip for your phone, Sugru's grippy, mouldable properties make it the ideal solution!

Or why not try Hannah's idea, and use LEGO for a "snap-on, snap-off" holder?

11. No space? No problem!

This is Ed's pride and joy, a vintage Volkswagen Beetle that he is refurbishing.

There isn't much room on his dashboard for a GPS mount, so Ed got creative and constructed a custom one with Sugru! (What a beautiful dashboard, hey?)

12. Keep things tidy

The last thing you need when you're driving is awkward wires getting in the way.

With Sugru, you can mould custom hooks and grips to keep those pesky cables under control. Just like Lee, who can keep his GPS widget anywhere on the dashboard without it getting in the way.

13. Think BIGGER

Why settle for small, when you can go BIG!

Two Sugru hooks, some cord and a piece of an old wire clothes hanger... and you've got your very own support for a dashboard iPad.

14. Go quirky

Looking for a quirky solution to a weird problem?

Arménio moulded a custom bluetooth speaker holder onto his dashboard with Sugru. Now he can listen to the music on his phone while he drives!

15. Make your own secure cup holder

Greg needed a cup holder for his Chevy HHR, so he took the removable one from an old child seat...

...and with a little Sugru modification, it slipped right in! Now he has his affordable, removable cup holder right where he needs it!

16. Make life easier

Find the buttons on your steering wheel or dashboard difficult to distinguish or press?

Thanks to Sugru's grippy and colourful properties, you can solve this problem easily! Like Peter, who customised the buttons on his steering wheel.

"Sugru lets me keep my eyes on the road with these tactile buttons," he says. Nice work, Peter!

Whether you're on two wheels or four, (or three!), Sugru is ideal for keeping you on the road. Head over here for loads more ways Sugru can help fix and adapt your ride.

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