How to make protective phone bumpers

Stop your precious phone getting scratched, chipped and cracked with these super-simple bumpers made from Sugru Mouldable Glue!

Sugru is great for this because:

- it is hard wearing and durable

- it's bouncy!

- it bonds really well to your phone

Kit

  • A single-use pack of Sugru
  • Your shiny phone
  • Tissue
  • A glass or jar

Step 1

phone corners wiped clean

First off, give your phone a good wipe with a tissue. Sugru bonds really well if all is nice and clean!

Step 2

sugru moulded around phone corners

Cut open your single-use pack of Sugru, knead it in your fingers for 30 seconds and divide the Sugru into 4 smaller pieces.

Next, roll the small pieces into small sausage shapes.

Press the sausages onto each corner.

Then fold the Sugru over onto the glass on the front and back of the phone.

Step 3

sugru smoothed over

4 pieces of Sugru on 4 corners...

Once the Sugru is in place, get the shape right - gently touch the Sugru repeatedly to tweak the shape, don't panic, you have plenty of time.

Rub your finger gently over the Sugru to give it a smooth finish!

Step 4

sugru moved away from phone camera

Be careful not to cover the camera or any vital parts of your phone!

Use your fingernail to push Sugru away from these important places!

Step 5

phone on a glass to allow sugru to set

When you're happy, leave the Sugru to set for 12-24 hours. Place it on a jar or glass so that the Sugru doesn't touch any other surfaces!

Step 6

phone with corner bumpers

The next morning your Sugru has set into a lovely silicone rubber! Woohoo!

Top Tip: If, for some strange reason, you want to remove your Sugru bumpers, you can do so very easily. Carefully tear the Sugru off your phone. There will be some residue left, but simply scrape it off with your fingernail and wipe it clean with a cloth.