Some see repair as a way of reconnecting with our possessions as we extend their lives. Others see it as a form of creative potential and an avenue to express their craft. The rewards for mending varies from feeling immense satisfaction to prolonging the life of the product. Follow the “Making Good” blog train this month and see what we have repaired and reconnected with. Have you mended anything today?
Taking on the Challenge!
I usually repair a lot of textile related possessions and have featured several on my Fix It Friday series. I love how you can create a piece of art when you mend a garment. However, when it comes to the techie fixes, or anything that uses anything from the tool box, I usually leave them to my husband. But not today, I'm trying something different. I have decided to tackle a non-textile related fix.
So this is my Tupperware water jug that has been in my family since I was in secondary school, and so this jug is now "x" years old - you can figure out the "x"! Just last month the knob at the top of the jug snapped off (and rather strangely) symmetrically. The jug is still functional but because of the snapped knob, we are having difficulty taking the lid off.
I decided to fix it because, well, it is still working!
Polymorph, It's Just Like Plasticine
Safety: Hot water is needed when using polymorph so becareful.
|Polymorph (like this) straight from the packet! |
Image Courtesy of Sparkfun
|My polymorph after one round of heating|
Don't Like It? Remould It!
I had to pop it back into the hot water as it didn't turn out the way I wanted the first time round.
Would You Fix With Polymorph?
I found a few great tutorials on how to use polymorph in repair around the house.
Christmas tree base repair
Repairing the cog
Who else is taking part?
Linking up to
Share The Wealth