You Can Now Fix Broken Plates And Bowls With This Super Cute Metallic Glue
We're all prone to the odd breakage, but when it's one of your favourite ceramic trinkets - be it a vase, jewellery dish or decorative bowel - it can be devastating.
However, instead of sadly sweeping up the pieces to put in the bin, why not patch it back together with some metallic ceramics glue?
The Kintsugi Repair Kit by MoraApproved uses coloured metallic pigments and glue for the crafty and eco-friendly folk to repair their own ceramics in a cool and funky way.
Not only will you be saving yourself some money by buying replacements, you'll be left with an eye-catching new vase or bowel to decorate your space.
What's more, the pigments don't only come in gold but a bunch of other colours to jazz up your broken goods - including silver grey, cobalt blue, neon green, old rose and black.
How good do they look? Tbh, we'll probably find ourselves breaking stuff just so we can give it a makeover!
The process of repairing broken or damaged ceramics with gold is a Japanese art called Kintsugi, and with the kit you'll soon be able to become a master at it.
"Imperfection is the new perfection," say the makers who sell on Etsy.
"So how does it work? It's very simple: A gold dust is mixed with a fast glue. Then you simply use the gold glue to fix the cracks and/or breaks!
"Then wait 48 hours for the glue to set and your previously-broken piece is ready to use again."
Apparently, the glues work on ceramics, porcelain, glass, wood, and hard plastic though it's advised they aren't put in the dishwasher to retain their colour.
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"Easy to use and beautiful. Gave new life to a broken planter," said one happy customer. "Worked great at saving my favourite bowl!" added another.
The kit costs £23.43 on Etsy and can be purchased in all six colours.
You can find another option on Not On The High Street, where a very similar Kintsugi Repair Kit by Sandy Leaf Farm is up for grabs.
"Celebrate imperfection by repairing your own ceramics with gold," say the makers.
The kit includes thorough instructions, two bowls for you to practice on, and enough materials for you to repair a few items of your own, depending on their size.
However, Sandy Left Farm do warn any repaired items should only be used for decorative purposes and should not be used as eating or drinking vessels - so sadly you'll have to say goodbye to broken crockery.
"Wonderful product which has breathed new life into two large flower pots which are both cracked," wrote one reviewer. "Looks lovely, like they're meant to be like they are now."
Another said: "Bought for my daughters 18th to repair a special plate she broke about 5 yrs ago. Yes I kept the pieces it was so precious.
"Not quite knowing what to do I stumbled on this product. Really looking forward to doing this. Doing the repair ourselves will mean so much. Waiting with anticipation."
Other warned that you should be sure to practice on the practice pots before going straight in.
"Really enjoyed the kit. It does help to have two practice pots. It made me aware of things that I should look out for when repairing pottery," said another reviewer.
We're just gutted we didn't know these kits existed sooner!
Featured Image Credit: Not On The High Street