Picture of Sugru Pot Handle Octopus
My friendly local hackspace were having a Sugru evening, the perfect opportunity to replace the handle that broke off a saucepan lid last year, and while I was at it give my saucepan some octopus attitude.

Step 1: Mix Some Sugru

Picture of Mix Some Sugru
Decide what colour you want your new pot handle to be and mix up some Sugru, I used a pack each of red and blue, and half a pack of white to get a funky purple.
SparkySolar10 months ago

Thank you for the nice instructable


SparkySolar10 months ago

I love Octupi

stienman2 years ago
Won't it soften at typical pot temperatures?
Jaz_Allen (author)  stienman2 years ago
No, once it has cured it stays solid. Apparently it is also dishwasher safe, it is versatile stuff.
xUNMERITEDx2 years ago
Me Likey! ^^ :3
ixtacoatl2 years ago
i'm now very intrigued by what sugru is and what it can do. thank you for providing the links. this may be what i use or incorporate into this years batch of Christmas gifts. thank you!
what is sugu? Can i use fimo clay?
No. Fimo won't work. Not the same stuff at all. it is on sugru.com
Jaz_Allen (author)  icelandinthesun2 years ago
Don't know if Sculpey or Fimo would work, the massive advantage of Sugru is that it sticks to the pan lid, as well as to the handle bolt, so the new handle is good and sturdy. Also the Sugru is silicone based so is heat resistant up to 180°C, and waterproof so I don't need to worry when it comes to washing the pan lid. Not sure how the modelling clays would hold up to repeated heating and washing.
thank you for the information. I checked in my crafts store and it was just too expensive i thought, 10$ for a tiny bit of that stuff...
There is an instructable about how to make home made sugru, too.
Such a cute idea!
Foojay2 years ago
Absolutely fabulous idea, thank you for posting. I too enjoy using/playing with Sugru. Stealing this idea, thank you again.
chica.emmer2 years ago
Very cool. Next time a top of one of my pot tops breaks I hope to remember this one!
I think eyes should be mandatory
lbrewer422 years ago
GREAT looking pot handle! BTW, is drinking coke while taking pics of the lid madantory for making one of these :))

Jaz_Allen (author)  lbrewer422 years ago
Not mandatory, but certainly tasty :p
awesome, one of the nicest sugru pot handle solutions I have seen.
You might also like this one: https://sugru.com/gallery/make-a-new-stone-handle-for-a-broken-saucepan-lid
denotsKO2 years ago
That's awesome. I think adding a nut to the screw to give the sugru more to grip would have made it a little more secure though.
Trust me, it is way sticky enough. I have one (not nearly as cool as this!) on one of my pot lids that is all glass and it stuck no problems to glass, so metal won't be an issue.
susan moxon2 years ago
I don't know what it is either- fimo would work maybe??? Where do get Sugru??
Sugru is the new self-setting rubber for fixing, modifying and improving your stuff. https://sugru.com/
l8nite2 years ago
that is WAY CUTE !
amonj022 years ago
Wow.. This is the coolest ever kitchen trick I have seen. Thank you so much for sharing.
Kiteman2 years ago
Tentacled awesomeness!