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The Easiest Way to Hang Anything on Your Walls (without Using a Drill)

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I get nervous every time I have to pick up a drill or hammer to hang anything on my walls. In fact, I usually leave things on countertops or display them on shelves rather than hang them up.
Recently, I learned about an amazing product that can actually help me hang anything at all on my wall, no tools necessary, and it’s so easy to use!
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
If play dough and superglue had a baby, this would be it! It’s called Sugru and it sticks permanently to many surfaces, a full list of which you can see on Sugru's website. All you have to do is press it onto something and then stick it to your surface of choice. It can also be used to seal and fix things, like kitchen appliances or cables. You just mold it for up to 30 minutes, give it 24 hours to set, and Sugru turns into a durable, flexible silicone rubber that stays stuck (unless you remove it).
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
The moment my “DIY Hacks For Your Home” kit arrived, I immediately opened it and got to hanging everything and anything on my walls.
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
The kit came with a handy booklet, which had 18 wonderful ideas that I could use around the house. I choose two of them to do immediately and then improvised a few hacks of my own.


Hang a Towel Rack
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
I started with their towel rack hanging trick. The first thing I did when opening my towel rack (a regular model I found at my local home goods store) was throw away the screw that came with it – no need for those! Then, I took my Surgru out of the package, split it into two balls, and squished the balls onto the back of my towel rack mount (the piece I attach to the wall). Next, I pinched the Sugru on the back of my mount into pyramids and pressed it onto the wall right next to my sink.
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
I waited 24 hours for it to dry and then I added the rest of the towel rack. It was probably the lowest effort update my bathroom has ever received!


Put up Shoe Hooks
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
Next, I created easy and attractive shoe storage for my entryway using cabinet knobs. I rolled the Sugru into a ball about half the size of the base of my knob, then pinched it into a peak. Then, I firmly pressed it onto the wall. I was concerned about the soft Sugru holding the weight of the knob (which was pretty heavy) while it was drying, so I laid a piece of painter’s tape over the knob and wall to support it for the next 24 hours.
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
My friends have been commenting non-stop about this organization hack and even my kids like hanging their shoes up now.


Make Your Own Utensil Hooks
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
I decided to try the same kind of storage for my bulky kitchen utensils, so I used some more Sugru to create a rack right on my backsplash. I rolled the Sugru into little sausages that were fat on one end and thin on the other. Then, I bent the thinner end upwards to make a little hook. Next, I firmly pressed the fatter end onto the grout between my tiles. If you're forming a free-standing shape like this one, you might want to secure it with a piece of painter's tape while it dries.
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
The grey Sugru matched my grout perfectly and I love having those utensils out of my kitchen drawers.


Hang up Toothbrush Holders
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
When I decided to make toothbrush hangers for my kids’ bathroom, I knew Sugru would work perfectly for it. My Sugru kit came with 4 colors, so I picked some bright hues that would look good on my bathroom wall. Sugru dries into bendable rubber, so I’m not nervous that my kids will break these hooks when they use their toothbrushes each day.
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
I opened a package and pinched off a little bit (this will be the eyes) then I rolled the rest of the package into a sausage. I pressed the larger end of the sausage onto my bathroom wall and bent the thinner end to the side to make a curved piece to hold the toothbrush. Then, I rolled the piece I pinched off into two little balls and added them on above the ''smile'' where eyes would be.
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
The kids love putting their toothbrushes away and I love that I don’t have to worry about that gross build up you get on the bottom of a toothbrush cup.


Hang Fairy Lights
My friend is a renter and her daughters are always asking her to add fun décor to their walls. I knew she was at a loss for how to pretty-up their space, so for her birthday a couple of weeks ago, I bought her the Sugru kit. She was so excited to give her girls’ room a pretty update for the holidays, and the ladies were thrilled to find this surprise hanging on their wall. I’m so glad I thought of buying her a kit of her own. I’ll be adding a couple of Sugru kits to my gift-shopping list this season!
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
She pinched the Sugru into cubes, then pressed the cubes onto her daughters’ wall. After they were done drying, she used them as hooks to run these adorable fairy lights around her room. Instant style!
  • the easiest way to hang anything on your walls without using a drill , tools
If you’re ready to say goodbye to drilling into your walls, you can order Sugru from their website or from Amazon. It holds up really well over time, and you can use it to repair your dryer or dishwasher because it holds up really well to extreme temperatures and being wet. It's perfect for renters because you literally never have to make a hole in a wall ever again. I'm sure this will be a really popular gift this holiday season and it's the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.
Here it is in action! How cool is that?

To see more: https://sugru.com/buy/hacks-for-your-home-kit?utm_source=hometalk&utm_medium=sponsored_post&utm_campaign=rebel%20tech%20kit

Got a question about this project?

    • Not after the first 24 hrs
    • the website says: Sugru can be removed from non-porous surfaces: simply cut off the bulk of it off using a knife or scalpel. You can then remove the residue with your nails and some tissue. If you stick Sugru to a porous unglazed ceramic surface, or unvarnished wood, it will be removable but will leave a stain. From fabrics and leathers – once you've worked Sugru into fabric, it will be very difficult to remove, and will always leave traces.
  • WHERE DO YOU GET IT ?
    • Yes, but you'll have to support the plate on the wall while it's drying
  • how long does it take to dry ?
    • Just make sure it's clean.
  • Does the product come off the surface easily?
    • Their website says: Sugru can be removed from non-porous surfaces: simply cut off the bulk of it off using a knife or scalpel. You can then remove the residue with your nails and some tissue. If you stick Sugru to a porous unglazed ceramic surface, or unvarnished wood, it will be removable but will leave a stain. From fabrics and leathers – once you've worked Sugru into fabric, it will be very difficult to remove, and will always leave traces. I haven't really taken anything down yet.
    • Hey The packaging says 2 kilos. So just under 5 pounds. I've not really gone heavier than two pounds
    • Sorry not 5 pounds it's 4.4 pounds
    • Find out at their website shown at the end of her post.
    • the Grommet, find it onliine
    • you can order from the website in the link or amazon.
    • Cost and amount in package. Can't find the answer posted as above.
    • As near as I could tell, it needs to be scraped off with a sharp knife. Great for tile, glass, bricks, etc., not so much for walls. Seems easier to just fill a hole.
      Judith Judith  Fresno, CA · answered on Nov 18, 2016 ·
    • From website: Sugru can be removed from non-porous surfaces: simply cut off the bulk of it off using a knife or scalpel. You can then remove the residue with your nails and some tissue. If you stick Sugru to a porous unglazed ceramic surface, or unvarnished wood, it will be removable but will leave a stain. From fabrics and leathers – once you've worked Sugru into fabric, it will be very difficult to remove, and will always leave traces.
    • Just as Cryan quoted from the website
    • You slice it off with a sharp knife
    • Their website says: Sugru can be removed from non-porous surfaces: simply cut off the bulk of it off using a knife or scalpel. You can then remove the residue with your nails and some tissue. If you stick Sugru to a porous unglazed ceramic surface, or unvarnished wood, it will be removable but will leave a stain. From fabrics and leathers – once you've worked Sugru into fabric, it will be very difficult to remove, and will always leave traces.
    • From their website, yes it works on brick and stone. But, once it's there, it will be permanent or leave a mark if it's removed.
    • Yes, but you won't be able to remove it from brick because brick is a porous surface. But that's great for decorations you hang in the same spot every year.
  • How much weight will it hold
    Janglesey Janglesey Lumberton, NC · asked on Nov 18, 2016
    • The website says up to 2 kilos, so just under 5 pounds.
    • Sorry 4 and a half pounds
    • They say 4+ lbs.
  • how much weight can it hold?
    • their website says 2Kg, which is 4.4 pounds
    • Where can I get it, dose Lowe's have it
      Bernice Bernice  Aberdeen, MS · answered on Nov 18, 2016 ·
    • Their website says 2 kilos which is 4.4 pounds
    • You can order it from Amazon or their website
    • Apparently only online, read the info she has at the end of her post.
    • That's my question as well, because her first comment is "it's permanent" then later she says you can remove it if you have to. At least I know I can putty holes in my drywall when I need to move/remove anything I've hung.
    • We saw this the other day and just dismissed it, but I need to hang stuff in my kids room. I had another product but it damaged the walls when I removed it
    • Go to their website. It has ALL the info you need
      MM MM · answered on Nov 18, 2016 ·
    • Their website says: Sugru can be removed from non-porous surfaces: simply cut off the bulk of it off using a knife or scalpel. You can then remove the residue with your nails and some tissue. If you stick Sugru to a porous unglazed ceramic surface, or unvarnished wood, it will be removable but will leave a stain. From fabrics and leathers – once you've worked Sugru into fabric, it will be very difficult to remove, and will always leave traces.
    • Their website says: Sugru can be removed from non-porous surfaces: simply cut off the bulk of it off using a knife or scalpel. You can then remove the residue with your nails and some tissue. If you stick Sugru to a porous unglazed ceramic surface, or unvarnished wood, it will be removable but will leave a stain. From fabrics and leathers – once you've worked Sugru into fabric, it will be very difficult to remove, and will always leave traces.
  • How many lbs it can hold?
    Denise Denise Medford, MA · asked on Nov 18, 2016
  • Does it work on painted walls?
    Marilyn Marilyn Wamego, KS · asked on Nov 18, 2016
    • Yes
    • Yes, but probably leave a mark.
  • How do you remove it?
    Cvmarin Cvmarin Chalfont, PA · asked on Nov 18, 2016
    • Their website says: Sugru can be removed from non-porous surfaces: simply cut off the bulk of it off using a knife or scalpel. You can then remove the residue with your nails and some tissue. If you stick Sugru to a porous unglazed ceramic surface, or unvarnished wood, it will be removable but will leave a stain. From fabrics and leathers – once you've worked Sugru into fabric, it will be very difficult to remove, and will always leave traces.
  • Does it work on brick?
    • Yes
      MM MM · answered on Nov 18, 2016 ·
    • Yes, but you can't remove it from brick afterwards, or any porous surface.
  • what is it like when you take it off the wall?
    Cassie Cassie Loveland, OH · asked on Nov 18, 2016
    • I haven't taken it down yet but their website says: Sugru can be removed from non-porous surfaces: simply cut off the bulk of it off using a knife or scalpel. You can then remove the residue with your nails and some tissue. If you stick Sugru to a porous unglazed ceramic surface, or unvarnished wood, it will be removable but will leave a stain. From fabrics and leathers – once you've worked Sugru into fabric, it will be very difficult to remove, and will always leave traces.
    • she said you can buy it on amazon
      Rachel Rachel  Springdale, PA · answered on Nov 18, 2016 ·
    • Where can i buy it?
    • Go online and type in S u g r u
      MM MM · answered on Nov 18, 2016 ·
    • You can get it on amazon or on their website and the prices differ based on what kit you get
    • the brighter colors did leave a small mark even when I repositioned it, but the mark came off with nail polish remover
  • can it be used in wet areas?
    Gavin Gavin Australia · asked on Nov 18, 2016
    • From the Sugru website: "Sugru is amazingly robust. It can withstand temperatures between -50°C (-58°F) and 180°C (356°F), making it freezerproof, heatproof and dishwasherproof. It's also weatherproof, waterproof, UV-resistant and electrically insulating (up to 24v and under 1 amp). It's easy to clean with soap and water and equally happy in your washing machine and dishwasher. Sugru can also endure the ocean’s salt water. Just don't use it in direct contact with an open flame. That’s not a good idea."
      Karina Karina  Davenport, IA · answered on Nov 18, 2016 ·
    • thanks Karina
      Gavin Gavin  Australia · answered on Nov 18, 2016 ·
    • you have to apply it on a dry surface but once it's dry it can be used in a wet environment. i'm about to use a pack to fix a crack my hubby just made on the washing machine
  • Can this be removed?
    • Yes, the answer is on their website, in the FAQs.
    • This is terrific! I'm definitely going to try this handy wonder. Thank you.
    • their website says: Sugru can be removed from non-porous surfaces: simply cut off the bulk of it off using a knife or scalpel. You can then remove the residue with your nails and some tissue. If you stick Sugru to a porous unglazed ceramic surface, or unvarnished wood, it will be removable but will leave a stain. From fabrics and leathers – once you've worked Sugru into fabric, it will be very difficult to remove, and will always leave traces.
    • I would also like to know this answer!!
    • So how does one remove the stuff... it would be useful ONLY if removable without marks left on walls or where ever you use it.
    • The post notes "permanent" which leads one to believe that it shouldn't be removed. Doesn't make much sense to save the wall from a hole if it's never going to be removed anyway..??
    • Ah ha, I spoke too soon...from Sugru.com: Sugru can be removed from non-porous surfaces: simply cut off the bulk of it off using a knife or scalpel. You can then remove the residue with your nails and some tissue. If you stick Sugru to a porous unglazed ceramic surface, or unvarnished wood, it will be removable but will leave a stain. From fabrics and leathers – once you've worked Sugru into fabric, it will be very difficult to remove, and will always leave traces.
    • I would use it on items that you plan to keep in a place longer. but about removal their website says: Sugru can be removed from non-porous surfaces: simply cut off the bulk of it off using a knife or scalpel. You can then remove the residue with your nails and some tissue. If you stick Sugru to a porous unglazed ceramic surface, or unvarnished wood, it will be removable but will leave a stain. From fabrics and leathers – once you've worked Sugru into fabric, it will be very difficult to remove, and will always leave traces.
    • Sugru can be removed from non-porous surfaces: simply cut off the bulk of it off using a knife or scalpel. You can then remove the residue with your nails and some tissue. If you stick Sugru to a porous unglazed ceramic surface, or unvarnished wood, it will be removable but will leave a stain. From fabrics and leathers – once you've worked Sugru into fabric, it will be very difficult to remove, and will always leave traces. https://sugru.com/getting-started/how-to-remo...
    • Like Hester quotes from the website
  • Teresa
    Teresa Canada

    Great ideas, and thanks for letting me know about this, I had never heard of sugru before!

  • Lshupp

    Whenever any adhesive is used, its dependability relies on the surface being used. I wonder if wallboard will eventually peel or plaster/paint will pop off. Sugru on tile type surfaces would be amazing.

  • Deborah Dawkins

    I see the wonderful and whimsical toothbrush holders. However, science talks about the Fecal vapor that occurs when the toilet is flushed. Those toothbrush covers are another issue,the brushes don't get enough air circulation. This can cause a

    • Maria T Ford
      Maria T Ford Fort Worth, TX

      Yes, the germs from the toilets. I close my lid everytime.

  • Jana
    Jana Prescott, AZ

    Hi! I love Sugru! I just used some to "glue" knobs onto my drawers in my apartment kitchen! The place is like 50 years old, and I think the cabinets and drawers are that old, too! I was tired of trying to find the "edge" on the drawers to open them

  • Jane R.
    Jane R. Rosenberg, TX

    " it sticks permanently to many surfaces", This makes me wonder how it can be removable.

    • Hania @Sugru

      Hi Jane! Sugru forms a strong bond with most materials, but it's still removable - you can cut it off using a sharp knife, then scrape off the residue. Sugru is completely removable from smooth surfaces, but it can leave a mark on some porous ones.

  • Sheila Hotchkiss Rowland

    Does it come off readily when you want to change the position of something???

  • SH

    This is so cool! I'm hooked!

  • PamPam
    PamPam Boston, MA

    If you only need to use a very small amount of the Sugru from the single use packet, can the rest be saved for another use?

  • Lynne Faulkner
    Lynne Faulkner United Kingdom

    I have used Sugru for ages and am hooked, won't use anything else now it has soo many uses.

  • Bobbie
    Bobbie Flint, MI

    All my pics big & small r hung with gorilla glue tape!!!!! Works great!!!

  • Eilenlingy

    Wonder if i can buy this in new Zealand?

  • Rosemarykw368

    For a rental apartment, can I remove it and does it leave a stain

  • Jonquil Roberts
    Jonquil Roberts South Africa

    Can you get this in South Africa, It would be wonderful here as most houses are brick

  • Bupaho
    Bupaho Rock Stream, NY

    nice

  • CityguyUSA
    CityguyUSA York, PA

    Is the towel rack still on the wall?

  • Marina Hoffman
    Marina Hoffman Manassas, VA

    not sure about the shoe display... the rest of the ideas are cool though.

  • Angle Farah

    nice

  • Bezerra da Silva

    Brilliant article. I'm already doing here at home.

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