Weddings are the perfect excuse to tap into your creative side, to make your day completely unique to you. Seeing as half the fun is in the preparation (it is a party after all!) Here at Sugru we have gathered together some ideas that you can create yourself — from easy ways to personalise your invitations to awesome ideas to decorate the venue! If your trying to plan your wedding on a budget Sugru is a great way to create something really special which wont break the bank.
Some people just see an endless to do list — but if you’re a do-er this is the perfect time to get planning some DIY projects!
Make your own DIY wax seals
Whether you’re writing out the invitations, decorating your guests’ place-holders or sending thank you cards — this idea is super-versatile and can be adapted to create the look you’re after.
Sugru is easy to mould with your hands and is great at sticking to awkward surfaces, so you can turn almost anything into your own stamp. Here we used a milk bottle, but you can use anything with a flat surface.
For this project you’ll need something to use as a stamp, some tracing paper, a soft pencil and a pack of Sugru – get 15% off a Sugru 8-pack!
Choose a design for your stamp. Trace the design onto tracing paper using a soft pencil.
Roll a pea-sized amount of Sugru onto your chosen stamp-holder and flatten with your fingers.
Then while the Sugru is soft, gently press the Sugru against the tracing paper until the design transfers (clever huh?)
Use a sharp point, e.g. a knitting needle or small screwdriver, to carve your design.
Flatten your Sugru against the table for a perfectly flat finish to your stamp.
Tip: Use soapy water to stop Sugru from sticking!
In 24 hours your stamp will be ready and you can start getting those invitations out! (People are going to love it!)
Hang lights outside without any drilling
This is a great project whether you’re looking to transform your garden, patio or balcony — installing lights has never been this easy. And the best bit… you don’t need to worry about drilling! So no hassle, no mess, and you can have this project finished in a few minutes! (depending how many lights you’re planning to hang up!)
Sugru hooks are super easy to make, you can stick them to most surfaces and they’re weatherproof, so they won’t rust like regular hooks. And they practically disappear when you take the lights down, but will always be there the next time you need them. Here’s how to do it:
One sachet of Sugru is enough to make 5 hooks, so you can trail your lights into whatever shape your like — along the fence, around a tree, or up the side of your house (that bit’s up to you!). Just follow these easy steps to create the hooks you need:
Split you Sugru sachet into 5 equal pieces
Pinch off a pea-sized piece and smudge a small base layer onto the surface you are sticking the hook.
Roll the Sugru ball into a small sausage, and pinch and press the Sugru onto the base layer.
In 24 hours the Sugru will have cured into a set of tough but flexible rubber hooks for your lights.
Make an iPad photo booth
You can fix a cheap ipad plastic shell to a door peephole frame (bought online) with yellow sugru (perfect color match) the frame has its own hook but you can also add two backup “hooks” directly from the plastic case behind the ipad. Sugru holds well and has endured whole weddings (including kids). It is a great highlight for the evening which everybody loves and can hold up to 30 ipads. Kudos.
Find out other useful and creative ways you can use Sugru for your DIY wedding!