When I was a kid my sister used to sing the song little boxes to me, all. the. time. For some reason she was obsessed with that song, but (like many songs she’d sing to me) she knew very few of the words! So I basically knew where the boxes were, what they were made of and nothing else. To this day I don’t know the words to that song (are there any more), but it was on a loop in my head while making these.
Luckily that wasn’t for long because thanks to Sugru Mouldable Glue these boxes took no time at all to make. I’ve found it so useful having a packet or two around. Whenever I find myself thinking ‘how am I going to do this’ Sugru seems to have the answer.
Case in point: I recently needed to cover a keyhole and so cleverly (or so I thought) bought a keyhole cover. I’m a genius, right? Well, not so much. The cover needs to be screwed over the hole and mine is on a metal plate. After showing off to Al about how I could solve all our keyhole issues (yep, that’s a thing) I had to admit defeat, until I remembered I had a few packs of Sugru just waiting to be put to good use! Cut to me, dancing around a Sugru tin.
But as well as the boring keyhole related jobs you can use Sugru to make something way more fun! These boxes are not only cute. They are also incredibly useful for small stationary supplies, jewellery and even a unique way to give a gift!
Make sure you read right down to the end of the post as I’ll be giving away a free kit and you get a chance to tell me what to make next!
Small Wooden Boxes | 40mm Wooden Beads |
Sugru Create and Craft Kit | Spray Paint | Sandpaper
- Sand down the corners on the lid of your box. This gives them a more cohesive look with the sphere balancing on top.
- Open up the packet of Sugru, break a little of and plug the hole on one side of the bead. Smooth it over with your finger.
- If you’re spraying the whole box the same colour cover the other hole with a pea sized piece of Sugru and press down onto the box. Leave this overnight to set in place.
- Spray several light layers of paint onto the box waiting for each coat to dry before the next. Use a fine sandpaper to keep the paint even between coats.
If you want the ball to be a different colour than the box spray these both separately before using the Sugru to adhere them together. Once dry, spray a pool of paint onto a scrap piece of paper (keeping the surrounding area protected) and use a toothpick to paint onto the exposed area.
Here’s where you get to join in! Tell us your favourite project featured on Sugru.com in the comments for a chance to win a free Create and Craft kit and I’ll remake the most popular suggestion in my own style! Don’t forget to enter below once you’ve commented!
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And if you want to see what else you can do with Sugru click here!
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Zoe - floralandfeather says
Love these, they remind me of some block toys I had as a child, only even prettier! My favourite project on Sugru has to be the no drill trellis, we’re half-way through doing our garden at the moment.
Zoe | floral and feather
AH! Yes, I love the trellis. So much easier then drilling into brick. I think my other half is hoping I get this one too ;D Thanks lovely!
Claire | Heart Handmade UK says
So pretty. I love them. I’ve been meaning to try out Sugru for ages! x
Oh you so should Claire. I bet you’d love it! x
So cute! What a fun little look
Thank you Anna!
Fran, this is some next level photography!! Is this one of the backgrounds from that photography background place you mentioned in another post? (I forgot the name ;-;)
Oh Cat, thank you! Yes, this is a background by Capture by Lucy. They’re vinyl and so really flexible and versatile!
I’ve got so many ideas already! I love the mugs with the rubbery messages on (sugru.com/home-diy/how-to-personalise-mugs-with-rubber-stamps/) but I think I would be tempted to use the Sugru to make some sort of rubber phone protector.
I’d also be interested to see whether you could use it to make reusable rubber moulds… What do you think, Fran? Doable?
Hey Laura! Oh yeah, you know I never thought of that! I think this would be perfect for moulds. You only get a little in each packet but if you combined them you’d have enough. It is pretty sturdy when it dries so perhaps it would be better for more of a flat mould? xx
laurel (abubblylife) says
Woah, this is SO cool. I want a simple use, hold up my power cord… and I like the idea of hooks and omgawd I need this, I bet I could do so much!
HAHA Laurel! Yes, as soon as you start you can’t stop. SO many uses! Thanks lovely x
Renata Perry says
Hi, these boxes are really cute and fun. Love the idea of sugary, so many uses! I have two beautiful butterfly hooks for my girls bedroom, could easily attach them with it. Liked the idea of hooks in the bathroom and around cords, to stop them breaking. Have a lovely day x
Renata Perry says
Sorry for the autocorrect – sugru not sugary ;)
Haha! Thanks Renata! Yes, the sugru would be perfect for the Butterflies. And I have made hooks in my bathroom as well. It makes life so easy!
Haeley Giambalvo says
I had never heard of Sugru, or moldable glue in general. Such a cool product and your boxes turned out super cute!
Thank you Haeley! It’s such a fabulous product. You can do so much with it!
Lindsay - Shrimp Salad Circus says
These are just adorable, and that backdrop is gorgeous! I love the project where they made little shower hooks with this stuff!
Thanks Lindsay! Oh yeah, the shower hooks make life so much easier!
sooo cute!!! it is amazing how many gorgeous things can do with simple materials!
Thanks Zina! x
Sarah Scott says
This is such a cute project!!! I am eyeing the project to get my cables under control and also repairing a USB charge cable! This little knifty kit really does do it all! :)
Wow, I’ve never heard of Sugru before but I’m popping over to their site right now to buy some—it seems like it would be so useful to have around. Thanks for sharing!
xx Hannah // http://www.HomemadeBanana.com
Very innovative work. Great utilization of resources!!
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these are super adorable. lots of makeup brands are using this design and i’ve been loving it!