How to Fix a Broken Plate (the Cool Way)




Introduction: How to Fix a Broken Plate (the Cool Way)

It's turning your beloved broken plate into something that makes it actually worth looking at again.

I use the Kintsugi Repair Kit to create a touch of gold on the broken side... and it seriously makes it look much cooler than before. But, hey, judge for yourself.

The ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, which means “golden joinery”, is all about turning ugly breaks into beautiful fixes - proposing that repair can make things better than new. So how does it work? A gold dust is mixed with an adhesive. Then you simply use the gold adhesive to fix the cracks and/or breaks! Then wait 48 hours for the adhesive to set and your previously-broken piece is ready to use again. The glue is non-toxic, so it's safe to eat or drink off repaired items. To retain the gold colour it is not advised to place items in the dishwasher.

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Step 1: How to Turn 'Ah, Oh' Into 'WOW'

You'll need:

- Broken Plate

- Kintsugi Repair Kit

- Rope (if you want to make it a hanging basket like I did out of it)

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    2 Discussions

    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    3 years ago

    Pretty! What's inside the repair kit?


    Reply 3 years ago

    You can purchase that repair kit for $40 with shipping (from Amsterdam to the US) on ebay. The kit is put together by "Mara Approves". They sell the least expensive kit I've seen so far, and this is the actual kit the author uses. If you are looking into Kintsugi, you should do some real research about the art. It's a beautiful thing all around.