Decor Risers With Sugru

2 Materials
1 Hour

I hope the Easter Bunny brings everyone Sugru this year, because spring is a great time to get creative with what you have on hand and make some fun new decor pieces!

I recently gathered up a few things I had on hand to create some fun new decor pieces. I knew I could do something fun with these things using Sugru — a moldable glue that has Herculean strength, withstands hot and cold temperatures, and sticks to practically everything!

All of these things came off my potting bench. I use the tart tins for plant trays, and they’d gone fairly rusty. One of the buckets was missing a handle, so I easily pulled the other one off.

Then, I played around with the pieces to decide which ones I wanted to use.

I decided on these:

Next, I painted everything with two coats of latex paint. I let some of the rust show through, because I like it! But you could also use new, shiny pieces for this project for a more modern look, and leave them unpainted.

Next, I brushed on a bit of antiquing wax for more rustic character.

After that, I used my Sugru to bond the pieces together.

It was easy to put some Sugru on the bottom of the bucket and then press the tart tin onto it. I love Sugru because you can really squish your pieces together and you have time to move them around and get them perfectly centered. Note that the bottoms of the buckets have a little lip on the edge, and if I had used another kind of adhesive, it wouldn't have been thick enough to fill the gap between the bucket and the tart tin.

After I assembled them, I gave them a quick coat of sealer (optional).

Did I mention Sugru comes in all kinds of colors, in case you’re using it in a place that it’ll show? So fun! Here are just a few options, but be sure to check out their website (linked above) for more!

And here’s the final product! Fun new decor, made with “junk” I had on hand. I love my new risers for displaying seasonal decor, plants, or plates of cookies. If you used new tart tins and left them unpainted, you could also serve edible treats directly on them - you could wash them up in the sink afterwards, because Sugru is waterproof!

If you want to see me making these in video format with even more detail, please check out my Instagram feed. And don’t forget to take a peek at my other Sugru projects on my Hometalk Channel. There are some really fun ones!



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  • Leslie Leslie on Apr 04, 2022

    Love the look of the painted pieces but I really like the look of the stands unpainted. One FYI that I hope you won't mind is that once rust starts on metal it doesn't stop. A rust inhibitor should be used and If I am correct I think it comes in clear. Thank you for sharing your lovely creations which I think could be adapted to other holidays as well :)

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    • Leslie Leslie on Apr 05, 2022

      The other thing I forgot to mention to you is that Sugru can be made at home. I first looked into it when it came out and didn't buy it because it was so pricey. Below is a link just in case you are interested.

      how to make sugru

  • Jennyg Jennyg on Apr 08, 2022

    super cute and beautiful enough for any styled home.