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A few days ago my friend Andrea kindly sent me 2 packages of Sugru, along with 2 trivets made by him as gift! 

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
 
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Step 1: What you need

  • 2 little packages of Sugru*
  • colored cotton threads
  • your hands!
Optional:
  • parchment paper
  • pen/pencil
  • cutter
*the colors of Sugru are casual, you can use whatever color you like! (same with threads)

Step 2: The Red Potholder

Picture of The Red Potholder
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Take a Sugru package and cut all around it to open it.
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! :)
sunshiine1 year ago
Clever! I have some sugru to try! Have a beautiful day!
sunshiine
lindarose92 (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thank you!! Have fun making it and have a beautiful day too! :)
that's a great idea! :-)
lindarose92 (author)  andrea biffi1 year ago
Thank youuu! :)
mmm ok but given the price of sugru it would actually be 100's times more cost effective to buy a sheet of silicon and cut it up!
lindarose92 (author)  Mindmapper11 year ago
Well, I give the idea then changing it based on your own taste is up to you! :)
What a beautiful idea!!!
lindarose92 (author)  M.C. Langer1 year ago
Thank you Mario!! I'm glad you like it :)
I want some suguru :), may be instrutables should add it to their prize pack. (Are you listening guys :D )This is a very cool Idea Linda.
lindarose92 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago
Aaah this is such a wonderful idea haha I hope they really do it someday!! :D
Very fancy! I've been meaning to make a sugru thimble for embroidery forever, but I never thought of using it like this :D
lindarose92 (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Oh yes, I realized that it could be used as a thimble as well while I was making the second potholder!! The possibilities with Sugru are endless! :)