Introduction: (More Than) Fix Exposed Cable Wiring for Someone You Love With Sugru
Need help saying "I love you" to someone but don't want to go about the traditional way? (Talking is overrated, they say. I tend to agree.) What better way than to fix their broken USB cable, which has dangerous exposed wiring, and deliver that special message at the same time!
Step 1: Pick a Sugru Color That Expresses Your Love
Refer to the color spectrum for making any color of rainbow you like from just the colors that come in the multi-pack of Sugru (white, black, yellow, red, and blue). In this case, the USB cable was for a family member so I decided to keep it classic and chose pink. I mixed roughly 20% red with 80% white to get this lovely, blushy pink color.
Step 2: Tightly Mold the Sugru Around Exposed Wirings
Once you got a color of your choice, mold the Sugru around the exposed wirings of the USB cable. As Sugru is moldable silicone, this valiant effort of yours will save your loved one from the risk of electric shock. Nothing says "I love you" quite like protecting them from getting zapped. Trust me on this one.
Step 3: Mold Little Hearts Onto USB
Now it's time for the fun part! Decorate the USB with little hearts. You can use something with a pointed tip, like a pencil, to help you mold those tricky angles that your fingers might not be able to get to. Make as many hearts as you like, but just remember than Sugru gets harder and harder to mold as time goes by. The optimal time for molding is up to 20 minutes after you open up the packets.
Step 4: Ta-da! Enjoy Your Lovely, Safe, Functional USB
Always remember to make things with love! It's also a bonus if you put hearts on it. This USB is for someone who loves hearts so I'm sure she hearted her (new?) heart USB very much.