Introduction: Make Hooks With Sugru

Sugru is a self-setting rubber for fixing, modifying and improving stuff.  It molds like play-dough, bonds to almost anything and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight.  It comes in several colors, and is great for all sorts of things.

We needed a couple of hooks to store the data cables for our makerspace's laser cutter.  Sugru to the rescue!

Sugru in the desired colors (You can mix colors if you like!)
A vertical surface (be careful about using a wall; you may have to remove the hooks later and repair the wall!)

Step 1: Open the Sugru

The Sugru comes in little metallic packets to help keep it fresh.  There's dotted lines on each packet showing where to cut the packet open.  Go ahead and cut open these three sides, peel the packet open, and scrape the sugru out.

Step 2: Knead and Mix the Sugru

Knead it up for about 30 seconds to get it activated.  This is a good time to mix up different colors!  Your working time with Sugru is only about 30 minutes, so don't take too long.

Step 3: Divide Up the Sugru

For each packet of Sugru in your mix, divide it up into 2 equally-sized pieces.  If you've mixed two packets of Sugru to make a new color, divide it up into 4 pieces!

Step 4: Shape the Sugru

To make it easier for forming into a hook, shape the Sugru into a little oblong nugget.

Step 5: Form the Sugru and Let It Cure

Press the Sugru nugget against the side of your vertical surface, and mold it out into a hook.  Make it thicker at the base, and thinner the further away it goes from there.  Then, make another!

Wait 12 hours, and it's ready to go!