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How to make plant supports for your garden

We realised that the same design that we have been using for cable tidies would work great as supports for growing plants. Just wrap them around the stem and a piece of bamboo and your plant will grow nice and straight!

Sugru is great for this project as it will cure flexible so not only can it be easily wrapped around the plant stem, it can also adapt to the growing plant!

Kit

  • 20g of Sugru
  • Larger board marker
  • Soapy water
  • Scissors

Step 1

Ball of Sugru being held

Most plants will require a plant support larger than the size of our cable tidies so we would recommend using 20g of Sugru to make yours.

We have done a nice bit of colour mixing to get this lovely blue, why not have a go at some yourself! Have a look at this handy guide to get started!

Step 2

Long string of Sugru being held

Roll your Sugru into a large sausage about 1cm thick.

Step 3

A board marker beinge submerged in soapy water

Take your board marker and cover it in soapy water. Soapy water acts as a release agent for Sugru so you can form your coil support without it bonding to the pen!

Step 4

Sugru string wrapped around board pen

Wrap your Sugru sausage around the pen.

Step 5

Sugru string being rubbed around pen

Gently and evenly rub the coil around the pen to extend it. You want it to go around the pen at least three times to be an effective support.

Step 6

Pen with Sugru wrapped around it stuck to wooden beam

Tape the pen so that the Sugru hangs over the edge of a surface and leave it to cure for a full 24 hours before using.

Step 7

Three pens with Sugru wrapped around each being held

If you want to make different sized supports just use different sized pens and the appropriate amount of Sugru (we used 20g for the largest pen and 5g for the smallest).