Fixing Christmas with Sugru

I don’t know about you but I’m often cursing glues that don’t mend the things they say they will.  It ends up with a frustrated Monkey and a disappointed me.  Well now that is all set to change and I will be fixing Christmas with Sugru ( and way beyond!).

Fixing Christmas with Sugru

I have to be totally honest, I hadn’t heard of Sugru until very recently, but I’m glad I do now!  Sugru is a mouldable glue, it feels very much like ‘sticky tack’ and works wonders on all sorts of materials.  It comes in a tin with 5 x 5g packets of Sugru and is available in various colours;we received the limited edition ‘Silver Grey’ pack along with the ‘I Love Colourful Fixing’ set Panther Pink, Silver Grey, Woody Brown, Mossy Green and Awesome Orange.

Fixing Christmas with Sugru

Its durable cured properties mean it’ll stay strong and securely bonded anywhere from the freezer to a steamy hot shower, from the home to the great outdoors.

As soon as I started reading up on the many uses of Sugru on their website, I knew I might just be able to win the Best Mummy Ever award from my Monkey son.  One of the struts on his beloved bulldozer broke some months ago and I have tried everything to fix it without any lasting success.  It was time to see if Sugru was up to the challenge.

Fixing Christmas with Sugru

I found the Sugru really easy to use, as its flexible I could put some of the glue between the joint of the broken strut but I could also wrap it round the strut for added strength.  Then it was a case of letting the glue set for 24 hours.

Would I have a happy Monkey??? Yes!  It’s worked brilliantly and I have a very happy son.

Fixing Christmas with Sugru

So Monkey is very pleased with the results.  One less present needed for his this Christmas.

I’d been pondering what to fix next, when the lid to my steamer came adrift.  I was so fed up; this was the second replacement lid I’ve had to buy and I’ve only had the steamer for just over a year.  The ‘handle’ part of the steamer lid clearly isn’t up to the job.  I’d tried more conventional glues to secure the ‘handle’ on the last lid with, again, no lasting success.

You can’t see it very well in photos I’ve taken but trust me the Sugru has worked again. I’ve applied Sugru in long, thing strips between the plastic of the lid and handle all the way round, applied pressure to push together, and left for 24 hours to set.  I use my steamer every day and the lid handle is as good as new.

Fixing Christmas with Sugru

So I’ve saved myself some pennies and been fixing Christmas with Sugru.  Two less presents that need buying.

If you visit the Sugru website they have loads of ideas for using this mouldable glue – fun, repairs and for crafting projects.  They are even running a fun calendar this month showing a new use for Sugru every day!

The limited edition tins featured here are available directly from the Sugru website for £9.99 and if you’re looking for a useful little stocking filler this Christmas you are now sorted!

I’m off to see what I can fix next.  When I’ve finished fixing things, the tins will come in handy too!

disclaimer: we were sent these items in exchange for an honest review.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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