Introduction: How to Make Beautiful Hooks From Twigs and Sugru:) (+ New Video)
here is my idea for how to make awesome hooks with twigs and sugru
hope you like it !
This is our new sticky video to show how well sugru bonds to loads of different materials.
Step 1: Collect Twigs
go to your local woods, the end of your garden or if you live near the coast you could find some beautiful drift wood.
collect lots of twigs, big and small and take them home, you could be surprised with what you end up using.
Step 2: Snap Twig to Size
snap your twigs to size, I like to snap my twigs because it leaves a lovely natural break.
Think about what you want to hang and what kind of hook would best suit that. Select the most suitable twigs from your collection and get snapping.
I would recommend not to snap too short to start with.
Step 3: Chose Your Twig and Prepare the Surface
Offer your twig up to the wall as a quick test...
Why not experiment with the different twigs you have.
Once you are happy, make a note of where the sugru will be needed.
If the wall is dusty or dirty, give it a wash and let it dry.
Step 4: Mix Sugru to Get the Colour You Want
You can mix sugru to get a nice earthy colour for your twig.
For a full range of colours that can be mixed I have added the sugru colour mixing chart here.
A nice earthy green is a mix of orange and green and an earthy brown uses orange and blue :)
For this I used a full sachet of orange and about two thirds of a sachet of green
Take a look at our colour mixing video here.
Step 5: One Piece of Sugru Onto the Wall
break the sugru into two pieces, roughly one third and two thirds.
Press the smaller piece of sugru onto the wall creating a compact pyramid of sugru, be careful not to spread it out.
It is important that you press the sugru repeatedly onto the wall so that the sugru has the best possible grip. I pressed this at least 20 times until I was confident that it had a good grip.
Step 6: The Other Piece of Sugru Onto the Twig
Apply the rest of the sugru to the twig.
roll the sugru into a saussage.
Wrap this around the twig at the point of contact with the wall.
press the sugru gently and repeatedly until you are happy with the shape.
Step 7: Pop the Twig Onto the Wall
Press the sugru on the twig onto the sugru on the wall.
Press the two parts together gently but firmly.
Once the twig is fixed to the wall, you can blend the sugru until it looks the way you want it.
Step 8: Enjoy Your Lovely New Hook :)
once the sugru has cured, my new hook is ready for a life of service :)
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