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How to make beautiful hooks from twigs and Sugru
Pots, pans, tea towels, hats, coats or bags, whatever it is we all have stuff that needs hanging up out of the way. So we created this guide to help you make your own beautiful hooks using twigs and Sugru Mouldable Glue.
- Some strong twigs
- Sugru (1 single-use pack per twig)
Go to your local woods, the end of your garden or if you live near the coast you could find some beautiful drift wood.
Collect lots of twigs, big and small and take them home, you could be surprised with what you end up using.
Snap your twigs to size (this leaves a lovely natural break).
You could make a shallow cut into the twig to ensure you get a break where you want it.
Think about what you want to hang and what kind of hook would best suit that.
Offer your twigs up to the wall as a quick test. Once you have one you are happy with, mark the wall where the Sugru will be needed.
If the wall is dusty or dirty, give it a wash and let it dry.
Divide one single-use pack into two pieces, roughly one third and two thirds.
Press the smaller piece of Sugru onto the wall creating a compact pyramid of Sugru. It is important that you press the Sugru repeatedly onto the wall (15-20 times) so that the Sugru has the best possible grip - but careful not to spread it out.
Roll the rest of Sugru into a sausage and wrap this around the twig at the point of contact with the wall.
Press the Sugru gently and repeatedly until you are happy with the shape.
Press the Sugru on the twig onto the Sugru on the wall gently but firmly.
Once the twig is fixed to the wall, you can blend the Sugru until it looks the way you want it.
Leave the Sugru to set for 12-24 hours then your new hook is ready for a life of service :)
Note: Sugru sets to 1.5mm in 12 hours, 3mm in 24 hours and thicker applications may take longer. 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.