It can be heartbreaking when you find a special, unique ceramic treasure that becomes a part of your world and then it cracks or breaks.
But, guess what?
I have a found an easy way to fix broken ceramics and glass with ease and I’m going to show you how you can too.
I found these canisters at the brocante in L’isle Sur la Sorgue years ago and they’ve been a part of my kitchen decor ever since. I love their rustic charm and the delicate, hand~painted french labels.
But then, one day I found the SUCRE container looking like this
and another day, the lid to the THÉ canister looking like this.
I still don’t know how this happened, but I didn’t shed a single tear. I just pulled out this tube of Silicone Rubber Sealant and started to put the pieces back together.
The SUCRE just took a couple of minutes, I just squeezed the silicone along the edge of the broken piece and pressed it firmly back into place, wiping off the excess silicone on the exterior.
The THÉ lid was a bit more of a puzzle, but very doable. I squirted a good line of silicone on the broken edge and then pressed the first two pieces together. I used a bamboo skewer to scrape off remaining silicone on the exterior.
I let the two pieces bond for about 30 minutes before attaching the third piece.
again, scraping off excess silicone on the top, but on the back side I pressed the excess silicone onto the lid for added support.
After another 30 minute pause I attached the last small piece to the lip of the lid, making sure to clean up the excess silicone so the lid would still fit properly…
and then, voila, my canisters were back in business.
Do you have any broken dish or glass projects you been saving?