Intro: Organise Messy Cupboards With Sugru. at Last - a Good Solution for Pot Lids!
It's a job most of us put off, but tidy cupboards are such a pleasure to use! sugru user @jamney inspired us to bring a bit of order to our kitchen by making handy sugru hooks to hold our pot lids in the cupboard door. We tweaked the design a bit and came up with our own version. This is a perfect weekend sugru project that you'll enjoy every time you use it from now on.
You will need:
- 1 sugru minipack per pot lid
- masking tape
Step 1: Masking Tape Markers for the Sugru
Put masking tape markers around the rim of your pot lid at the four and eight o'clock positions. This is where the sugru supports will hold the pot lid in place.
Step 2: Open Your Sugru
Cut open your sugru. Knead in your fingers and split into two. Take a small amount from each piece to make a third smaller blob (see step 6).
Step 3: Mark Support Points
Hold your pan in place on the door and mark where the masking tape points are using your pencil.
Step 4: Make the Sugur Supports
Press each half of sugru into the points that you marked.
Press and shape the sugru along the line you drew.
Extend the sugru so that is able to wrap around the lip of the pot lid.
Step 5: Shape Sugru Around Pot Lid
Tape the pot lid in place.
Press the sugru around the pot lid, over the masking tape. Do not press too hard, you want it to take the shape of the lid without bonding. You want the sugru to wrap around just enough to hold it in place.
Once you have taken the shape with both pieces of sugru, immediately remove the pot lid and leave to cure.
If the pot lid is thicker it may have need two minipacks per pot lid, one per support.
Step 6: Colour Coding Organisation
To help when putting your pots away why not use sugru's full colour range to help denote where each lid should go.
You could either use another minipack of sugru to heat proof your handle in the appropriate colour or if you wish to sace your sugru just use the small dot that you had kept aside at the beginning.
TOP TIP: Hey did you know that you can mix sugru to get different colours! Check out our colour mixing guide below to get you started!
Leave to cure for a full 24 hours and enjoy the benefits of a more ordered kitchen life!