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What the heck is Sugru?

What the heck is Sugru?

I’ve never been one for fixing things. I’m much more likely to throw something away rather than attempt any sort of DIY. Luckily Bod Towers isn’t entirely bereft of DIY experts as I had the good sense to marry one. Where I will throw, he will hoard. If I discard, he rescues. And so far, never the twain shall meet.

Until something arrived just before Fathers Day that got me thinking. Thinking about fixing things. Thinking about DIY. Thinking about Sugru.

What the heck is Sugru? I hear you ask. Well rather usefully the boffins behind this ingenious material have made a video to show you…


Now if you’re not impressed by that you’re clearly too cool for school. Or you’re Bear Grylls.

So basically Sugru is self-setting rubber. A bit like play dough for adults, it feels like putty but acts like superglue and sticks to pretty much anything. It’s great for fixing and modifying things in the home and garden and it’s even been used to modify kit on expeditions to the North Pole. We LOVE it here at Bod Towers!

Sugru is sold in packs of 3 uses from £6.99 and packs of 8 uses from £12.99, and is available in a variety of colours – red, yellow, blue, black and white, all of which can be blended to make any colour you like. 

I gave our pack, which was gifted by Sugru, to my husband who disappeared off into his man cave the garage and came back a while later without the black putty. Here’s what he did with it.

Black Sugru engine fix

So far the fix has held – even in a working engine – which proves the point that Sugru can withstand high temperatures!

A couple of days later Curly Girl came to me with a hospital case – her Jessie figurine had an injury to her leg. Remembering the Sugru I set to work, Doc McStuffins style, and worked the blue Sugru putty into a new pair of shorts for her which would cover the broken joint.

Sugru fixes Jessie!

Then I used an orange stick to recreate the stitches around the seams and pockets. Et voila! Jessie is as good as new.

Jessie fixed

Sugru started as a cult brand online but it’s now used by people in over 150 countries. You can buy it at a wide range of retailers including B&Q, Wilko and Maplin, outdoor stores including Blacks and Ellis Brigham as well as online at where there are lots of guides for using Sugru to make your life easier (fancy making your cables tidier with Sugru and Lego?) and the story of how it was invented in the first place by Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh while she was studying for my MA in Product Design. 

So come on, tell me, what will you fix or improve today?

(Joining up with the #allaboutyou linky which is being hosted by MumsDays this week)

Disclosure: We were gifted a pack of Sugru to play with. All opinions are my own.


  1. I’m a bit proud of my ‘styling’ too 😉 It’s a fab product and one we’re definitely going to be using for a long time to come. Just don’t buy too much in one go as it has a use-by date x

  2. What?!?! That stuff looks cool! I’m guessing Jessie could no longer move her legs, but with new pants like that I bet she didn’t care 😉 Would it work on something like my 2 year old son’s sun glasses, that he broke within about 2 wears? xx

    Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou :) xxx

    • You’re right, Jessie is now a bit stationary but she loves her new shorts 😉 I think it would certainly work on your son’s glasses and because it’s flexible rubber there’ll be no sharp edges! Thanks for commenting x

  3. I love the way you’ve given Jeasie a serious Beyonce/JLo booty with the Sugru! Sounds like impressive stuff, may need to get some in (I’m the hoarder, but just seem to have piles of things waiting to be mended!)

    • Ha ha! Nothing wrong with a bit of a ‘lift’! It is definitely a fab product and I’d recommend it if you’ve got lots of things to fix – it’s easy peasy to use.

  4. I’m so rubbish at DIY stuff this looks so easy!

  5. Interesting. This would be useful x

  6. Hubs and I run away from DIY, screaming, but maybe this could be a solution for us…..Sounds like a fun way to do DIY if nothing else. And Jessie’s shorts? Excellent, you’ve excelled yourself :-) x

    • Me too! But this was easy and actually rather fun! And thanks, I was kinda proud of those shorts too :)

  7. Wow, that’s a great idea. Something I reckon should be in everyone’s diy cupboard.

    • I know, isn’t it? There’s even a Sugru community who just share the things they’ve made or fixed with it :) A truly useful product from a remarkable lady who followed her dream and didn’t give up. Thanks for visiting :)

  8. I am so glad I read this post!! Out pirate shop and pit lost it’s sail this week and I’ve not been able to fix it. Now I know how! Yay!
    X x x

    • I’m so glad! It’s really remarkable stuff and so easy to use – take a look at the video and guides and you’ll see all sorts of great things you can make with it as well as fixing things – it can even make shoes more comfy!! Thanks for commenting lovely x



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