Use Sugru to mold a DIY hook for an easy solution to hanging seasonal decor on brick.
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For some, the thought of using a power drill can be really intimidating. So the thought of drilling into BRICK is completely out of the question. But when it comes to holiday decor, many of us like to go BIG! Especially at Christmas time. Lights, wreaths, you name it, we want it!
But if your exterior home is brick it can be difficult to hang all the things. This Christmas I’m using Sugru, the world’s first mouldable super glue, to show you how to hang seasonal decor on brick. And the best part, when it’s time to take it all down I can easily remove the Sugru with a knife.
Be sure to check out how I improved a cozy little corner in my living room using Sugru too!
How To Use Sugru:
- Stick It: it sticks permanently to a ton of different surfaces making it super versatile. Use it on glass, ceramic, wood, metal and most plastics. It can also be used outdoors and on pourous materials like rock or brick.
- Mould It: Sugru can be molded and manipulated into practically any shape you need. You have 30 minutes to fix, bond and create.
- Let it Set: After 12-24 hours Sugru will turn into a strong and durable rubber that stays stuck.
Create A Hook with Sugru
I love the look of fresh seasonal wreaths, and have always wanted to hang them on the house for the season. The front of my home is all brick, and while I have drilled into the brick for more permanent fixtures I would rather not for things that are short term or seasonal.
I have tried brick clips before, but they never seem to work the way the brick and mortar is set on my home.
Sugru can mount to brick surfaces and hold up to 4.4 lbs so I made some DIY hooks to hang my wreaths on. The steps below will show you how you can do it to.
Open a pack of Sugru. You have up to 30 minutes to mold bend and shape it before it starts to harden.
When bonding to brick and other rough surfaces, smear a small amount of Sugru onto the surface first.
With the remaining Sugru in the pack use your fingers to mold it into a small cone shape.
Stick the cone to amount already placed on the brick and use your fingers to mold it into the shape of a hook to suit your needs.
Sugru typically dries in 12-24 hours. I live in the Midwest, and it was in the mid-30’s at the time of this project so mine took closer to 48-72 hours before it was fully set.
I tried a second hook method for larger items as well. To create this one I smeared a small amount of Sugru on the brick in a couple of spots down the length of the hook.
Then I attached the hook at the top and wrapped the remaining amount of the Sugru around the lower attached section for added stability.
It’s not the prettiest application, but it dried strong and secure after about 72 hours, and it’s all covered by the wreath.
Once the Sugru is fully set you’re ready to hang your decor!
My wreaths look great against the brick of our garage, and the hardest part of this project was waiting for the product to dry! No drilling required!
Since I tried and tested a few different hook methods I was left with some Sugru on the brick that I no longer needed. It was the perfect opportunity to show you just how easily it comes off.
I pulled as much as I could off with my fingers, and then the rest scraped off easily with a knife blade. If it’s still sticking into the porous grooves you can use a small sanding block or stiff bristle brush to get the rest off.
A great holiday decor hack with Sugru, and easily removable at the end of the season. Check out some other suggestions below for how to use Sugru this holiday season.
Other seasonal uses for Sugru:
- DIY rubber stamps for custom gift wrap
- DIY Stocking Hooks
- As a stocking stuffer for your favorite DIY-er ; )
- Hooks for string/Christmas lights
- Waterproof your winter boots
- Slip-proof your favorite cozy socks
- Seal wintry drafts around doors and window frames