Ideas to organise your BBQ & outdoor space

BBQ utensils hang off Sugru and magnet holders

It's official – the sun is out, the birds are singing and the smell of barbecue is in the air. It's time to get that grill fired up!

Here's a great idea for organising your cooking utensils. Easy to hang and easy to grab – they won't get dirty damaged! Watch this video and add a little practical DIY razzmatazz to your grill skills.

How are you going to make your mark amongst the legion of grill gourmets? Gas or charcoal, Weber or Landmann – whatever your stove, this neat DIY gem will really get people talking. 

Creating a magnetic holder for your utensils is easy. Sugru Mouldable Glue is great at sticking to awkward surfaces – your wooden bench, a metal grill, a brick wall, or your plastic utensils – so you can store your cooking 'arsenal' anywhere while you grill!

Step 1

Smudge Sugru into rough surface

Open a single-use pack of Sugru and divide it into two. Roll each piece into a ball. If mounting to a rough surface - like wood - smear a little Sugru on as a base layer.

Step 2

Add Sugru to magnet and stick to base layer

Stick one piece of Sugru onto your magnet and create a cone shape. Push into the smeared Sugru and smooth around the edges to ensure a strong bond.

Step 3

Stick metal washer onto utensil with Sugru

Use the remaining Sugru on your utensil and push in a metal washer.

Leave to set

Metal washer on utensil magnetically attaches to magnet on grill

In 12-24 hours, your magnetic holders will be ready and you'll be the boss of the BBQ!

Enhance your outdoor space


1. Hang lights without drilling


Fairy lights hung in garden with Sugru

Step 1

Single-use pack of Sugru divided into five pieces

Open a single-use pack of Sugru and divide it into five pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. 

Step 2

Smudge Sugru into rough surface

If mounting to a rough surface - like wood or brick - smear a little Sugru on.

Step 3

Add cone shaped Sugru to smudged piece and shape into hook

Roll a piece of Sugru into a cone and attach it to the smear on the wall.

Leave to set

Set Sugru can hold fairy lights

In 12-24 hours, your hooks should be ready to hold your lights!

Picture this. You’re on holiday. Sitting outdoors at dusk, a drink in hand, surrounded by the soft glow of string lights gently swaying in the breeze as the evening creeps its way to darkness. Does this sound like one of those unforgettable moments, one that you recall from time to time and would love to relive?

How about recreating that holiday feeling in your own garden? Transform your space into an oasis of calm with some string lights.


2. Bring the music outdoors with you

Outdoor tablet dock made with Sugru bumpers

Andy and his wife love listening to music while they're doing the gardening. 

"My wife and I live on the bleeding edge of technology rainbow ;) — take our music situation... Spotify on the iPad; iPad in the garden and JamBox amidst the tomato plants, billowing out playlists as we Instagram ourselves high-fiving one another. Fancy. But something was missing. We didn't have anywhere groovy (and secure) to put the iPad."

Andy used Sugru to create a hanging dock for his tablet outside. He made Sugru bumpers to build a safe and cushioned dock. (You can thank him over on twitter!)


3. Create custom-fit BBQ utensil handles

Sugru hooks on side of grill to hang utensils

If magnets aren’t your thing, you could take a leaf out of Conor's book and create utensil hooks instead. Sugru hooks are super easy to make, you can stick them to most surfaces, they’re heat-resistant, and they're weatherproof, so they won't rust like regular hooks.

Are you looking for more ideas for your next project? Head on over to our Projects & Inspiration page and get stuck in!