Be sure to follow all directions on the Sugru packaging. Read it thoroughly so you know how to properly handle it.
I had a few problems working with the Sugru and I hope that you can learn from my mistakes.
Step 1: Materials/Tools
Sugru: I used green and blue
Baby Bottle, Nurture Pure glass baby bottle
Scissors, for opening Sugru Packaging
Working tools, for making straight edges
Something to give the Sugru texture, I used the bottom of a Cracker Barrel take home box
Step 2: Making the Template
I measured the bottle by wrapping a strip of paper around it and drawing a line. I cut a notch in the strip so I would have a little window to see the measurements on the bottle. Then I measured the bottom of the bottle. I was going to use these templates to get the Sugru into the general shape I wanted and then adhere it to the bottle.
Step 3: Preparing the Sugru
I cut open a package of green Sugru. Only to realize that the Sugru was dried out. I don't know how it happened, but the first package I opened was dried out into a silicone lump, Murphy's Law - 1 me - 0. I opened the other two packages of green that I had and they were fine. Murphy's Law - 1 me - 1
I rolled out the two packages of Sugru between my hands into thin snakes and placed them on the plastic wrap which was on top of the template. I folded the plastic wrap over the Sugru so it would not get on the rolling pin.
I rolled out the Sugru using the rolling pin. Then I tried to get the Sugru off the plastic wrap and it did not want to unstick from the plastic wrap. Murphy's Law - 2 me - 1
Step 4: Applying and Texturing the Sugru
The first package I put around the top of the bottle. I rolled out a ball of Sugru to press to the bottom of the bottle. I flipped the bottle upside down and applied the ball of Sugru. I pressed it into the Sugru lining the sides.
I used the bottom of a Cracker Barrel to go box that I cut up to give the Sugru texture. The plastic from the box did not stick to the Sugru, and so was very effective in adding texture to the Sugru. Murphy's Law - 2 me - 2
Step 5: What We Learned
2. Sugru does not stick to Cracker Barrel to go boxes.
3. Babies are cute.
4. Sugru is awesome
I allowed the Sugru to dry for the recommended 24 hours plus some. I let the baby have it and she had no problem holding on to it. We washed it in the dishwasher and it came out looking fine. The Sugru insulates, protects, and gives the bottle a grip. What great stuff!