I must admit that I had no idea what Sugru was until a few months ago when I saw it in many projects on Instructables...and wow, I was amazed by all the things that it seemed to be able to do!
For this reason, I was very excited when I got it in the mail and I couldn't wait to try it!!
But what could I do with it? I had seen so many examples around the web, I wanted to make something different.
So, here is my idea: 2 different kinds of mini potholders! 2 instructables in 1! :D
Step 1: What you need
- 2 little packages of Sugru*
- colored cotton threads
- your hands!
- parchment paper
Step 2: The Red Potholder
Note: try to work your Sugru as fast as possible because it dries very quickly!
Work your Sugru with your hands making a cylinder.
Lay your cylinder on a table - I recommend placing a piece of parchment paper first, this way Sugru won't stick to the table.
Now press your Sugru cylinder with your fingers to create a rectangle, about 3x5cm (1.18 x 1.96 inches).
Gently curve your Sugru rectangle as if you wanted to join the 2 shortest sides together (but DON'T do it!).
Try to create a "wave" folding the shortest edges up again: you can lay it on a pen or pencil to keep it in shape while Sugru is still soft.
Finally, make a hole in one of its angles using a pencil, this way you will be able to hang your potholder once it's dry.
Remove the pen after a couple of hours so that your Sugru won't stick to it!
Let it dry overnight...
Your first mini potholder is ready to be used! :)