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My Handy Dandy Glue Gun

Updated on June 4, 2014

No home should be without a handy dandy glue gun. It's a great tool that can be used to glue craft projects with. It can also be used to fix smaller broken items around the house like knick knacks. It saved the day for gluing a wooden dragons horn back on that I accidentally bumped. Hope my fiancee won't notice since its his. It also helped to glue a little newspaper back into my rockin froggies hands. It's a knick knack I recently got.

My most recent projects I've made are a few record and cross stitch crafts. The glue gun worked perfectly for gluing a record on a wire stand and glue a clock mechanism to a record to make a clock. For the cross stitch crafts I had to glue ribbon on a jar lid and a cross stitch design on some fabric. Everything turned out beautifully!

The glue gun I have is a mini one which works perfectly for all projects. Its small and easy to use.

How To Use

  • Plug it in
  • Add a glue stick in the end
  • Let it warm up
  • Ready to use!

You will pull the trigger back to release the glue to the desired spot. The glue dries quick so you'll need to be fast and not too leggy when gluing. When your done you will want to let it cool down before putting it away. It's as easy as that!

The glue stick are a hot adhesive glue. It is safe to use on most anything. When you use it more you'll get a feel for how must to use on your projects. I know it took me a bit to get the hang of it and once you do; you'll love it!

So get get started today! Find something to glue! Be glue happy!

More Gluing Guns and Sticks

Surebonder DT-25 Made in the USA All Purpose Stik Mini Glue Sticks-All Temperature-Clear-5/16" D, 4" L Glue Stick-25 sticks per Bag
Surebonder DT-25 Made in the USA All Purpose Stik Mini Glue Sticks-All Temperature-Clear-5/16" D, 4" L Glue Stick-25 sticks per Bag

You'll need to having some handy glue sticks nearby to keep the gluing going! You don't want to run out.

 
Surebonder GM-160 Mini High Temperature Glue Gun, 10-watt
Surebonder GM-160 Mini High Temperature Glue Gun, 10-watt

What a fun color blue. This would be a great little gluing gun.

 
Imaginisce I-Bond Cordless Hot Glue Gun
Imaginisce I-Bond Cordless Hot Glue Gun

I've never used a cordless glue gun so not overly sure on these but they look like it would be fun to try. The advantage I see with this if you're gluing where there is not an outlet nearby to plug in at,

 

Glue Gun Tutorial

There are some really great tips in this video. Some I wouldn't have thought of. I love the extra little tools that she uses to help spread the glue around with.

Photo Gallery

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The glue gun that fixes all these projects your see!Dragon - Tail glued back onRocking Frog can read again. Newspaper glue back on on.Record Stand - Glue record on standGlue cross stitch design to the fabric to make jar lid.Glue ribbon to the jar lid.
The glue gun that fixes all these projects your see!
The glue gun that fixes all these projects your see!
Dragon - Tail glued back on
Dragon - Tail glued back on
Rocking Frog can read again. Newspaper glue back on on.
Rocking Frog can read again. Newspaper glue back on on.
Record Stand - Glue record on stand
Record Stand - Glue record on stand
Glue cross stitch design to the fabric to make jar lid.
Glue cross stitch design to the fabric to make jar lid.
Glue ribbon to the jar lid.
Glue ribbon to the jar lid.

Do you have a glue gun? Don't you just love it!

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    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @favored: Me either. It's so handy for many things.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Elsie Hagley: It's worth the investment!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Craftymarie: I understand that! Thanks for commenting. :)

    • Craftymarie profile image

      Marie 

      4 years ago

      I love my glue gun. I didn't have one for years and now I would not be without it :)

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      No I don't, but I certainly could do with one. Thanks for sharing.

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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      Yep, wouldn't be without it.

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