How to make a reading light for your tent

This is a simple yet genius idea for all you outdoor types. Whether you're heading into the countryside for the weekend, off to a festival or setting up camp for your kids in the back garden. With Sugru Mouldable Glue & magnets you can keep your torch, the most essential piece of your kit, right where you need it.

Reading light in tent hung using Sugru and magnets

Sugru & magnets are super versatile too, so you can attach practically anything to anything!

3 simple steps

Step 1 – Open your single-use pack of Sugru and divide it in half. Knead each half and roll into a ball.

Step 2 – Take one ball and stick it to a magnet. Press your magnet, Sugru first, onto the end of your torch. Press down onto the sides of the Sugru to make sure it's flush with both the magnet's and the torch's surface.

Step 3 – Take the second ball of Sugru and press into a bottle top*. Embed a piece of string or a chain into the Sugru. Make sure to cover the string in the Sugru so that once it's set, it will be secure.

*Tip: We used a bottle top but you can use anything made of ferrous metal! Try a washer or if you're in UK 2p coins work great!

In 12-24* hours, you'll be ready to use your new magnetic torch in the wild!

*For load-bearing projects, or if Sugru's exposure to air is limited when squished between surfaces, allow up to 48 hours for it to fully set. Colder temperatures slow down the setting times.

Sugru and magnets used to attach torch to tent

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But be warned, adding Sugru & magnets to things can be seriously addictive.

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