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Mickie Gee Was the "Glue Gun Slinger" Contributor on Squidoo!

Updated on November 17, 2014

It is not just about a glue gun, y'all!

Hi, everyone! I used to be Mickie_G on Squidoo and I was the "Glue Gun Slinger" contributor there on Squidoo.

What holds everything in life together for you? For me, it is glue! Yes, glue. Think about it; glue holds the labels on cans of soup and jars of mayonnaise. There are glues for wood, paper, fabric, plastic, glass and metal. A glue is used to build stuff, repair stuff and to create art plus lots of crafts.

Why am I just the right person to be the "Glue Gun Slinger" Contributor on Squidoo? Probably it is because the title intrigued me, but mostly I am perfect because I know a little bit about using glue. Mostly, I have shown a great many of you out there how to make repairs to real paper books by using glue--but not just any ol' glue! Interested? Then feel free to visit my page Glues to Use for Book Repairs. Not all glues are created equal if you need to fix a book!

I have also used all kinds of glue in many projects I have shared here on Squidoo. For example, I used some "book repair" glue on a custom lampshade I designed. Need another example? A glue gun and a craft glue were important ingredients on my Pompom Pinecone Christmas trees, too.

In fact, I have learned that there are all many, many kinds of glues or adhesives on the market. I recently read an article on FaveCrafts.com that listed 26 types of glues for crafting!

It will be my job as the "Glue Gun Slinger" to bond with you and help you come up with stickum ideas galore to share with the world here on Squidoo.

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Letting the glue dry on books I repaired.
Letting the glue dry on books I repaired.

How did I get interested in book repair?

This interest helped me bond with friends and family.

I have always loved books. I own so many of them that I have no more room on my bookshelves for new ones. Naturally, the perfect career for me was one as a librarian. Well, I got the dream job and discovered that there was so much more to the position than just reading and recommending books. For one thing, the library had to keep books in circulation and that meant keeping the broken books in good condition. I attended a few workshops that taught me many techniques for fixing all the booboos a book is prone to getting. After I retired, I continued to volunteer at public libraries and kept up my skills in repairing broken books.

As time passed, many of my friends learned that I could fix everyday books, too, and began to ask if I could repair theirs. Most often the books needing mending were cookbooks and Bibles. Children's books are usually in need of repairs, too. In fact, I spend a lot of my repair time mending the books that belonged to my own now grown daughters. Their children find it quite delightful that the "Good Night Moon" book on my shelf was read by their mom or aunt when they were 3 years old.

Needless to say, I have used a lot of glue and tape during my years of mending books. I made quite a few mistakes on the choices I made on how to fix a book, but I learned from those errors.

If you are interested in repairing your own books, you might find my article, DIY Book Repair helpful.

Guess how many glues were used on this craft project! - My grandchildren and I really "bonded" while creating this Christmas Decoration.

Three!"Tacky Glue", Gold Glitter Glue to decorate the star and a hot glue stick and glue gun to attach the star!
Three!"Tacky Glue", Gold Glitter Glue to decorate the star and a hot glue stick and glue gun to attach the star!

Some Glue Gunning Stuff to get you started! - Products that you do need for your crafting projects!

Yes, you do need these products. I have put all of these on my wish list on Amazon. At the present time, I have two glue guns. One is a mini and one is a high temp gun that needs to be plugged into the wall. The other accessories would come in handy on future projects. I especially want the finger tip protectors. How many of you have burned your tender fingers?

If you know of other products that would be a welcome addition to my crafting tool kit, feel free to tell me about them.

Stanley GR20K Trigger Feed Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit
Stanley GR20K Trigger Feed Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit

This is a cordless glue gun that I have on my wish list!

 
Mod Podge Hot Glue Gun Finger Caps, 12958 (3-Piece)
Mod Podge Hot Glue Gun Finger Caps, 12958 (3-Piece)

If you do not have these protectors, have a bowl of ice water nearby.

 
Darice 10763 Glue Gun Pad, 8 by 8-Inch
Darice 10763 Glue Gun Pad, 8 by 8-Inch

I could really use this pad when I repair books. It is a handy size for small spaces and small repairs.

 
Plaid Hot Glue Gun Helpers Kit, 16288
Plaid Hot Glue Gun Helpers Kit, 16288

I need all the help I can get with any craft project I am working on!

 

I invite you to write reviews of your favorite glues! - Crafting with adhesives is what I am about.

Join the gang at the Glue Gun Slinger Corral. Write a review of your favorite products. Make some extra cash! Have some fun or find some information you can use.

Come back often to find more ideas and products you can write about.

Let's bond!

Glue sticks are used in all kinds of projects, like a Disney Memory Book!
Glue sticks are used in all kinds of projects, like a Disney Memory Book!

Does it take a lot of "stickum" to keep your life together?

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My all around favorite glue: - This bond is acid free and dries flexible.

I am never without a PVA glue in my home. Of course, I have other kinds of adhesives in my tool kit, but I find this one indispensable in my own life. I also have a collection of inexpensive brushes that I use to apply glue. I sometimes use cotton swabs when the grandchildren are working on a project that involves gluing. Oh, don't forget soap and water.

I

Elmer's Craft Bond Paper Craft Glue Gel, 4-Ounce, Clear
Elmer's Craft Bond Paper Craft Glue Gel, 4-Ounce, Clear

An acid free glue that I use to repair books. Can be used on fabric, too. Dries clear and Flexible.

 
Can you see the adhesive that cements this craft?
Can you see the adhesive that cements this craft?

Yes, this contributor is about so much more than just a glue gun!

Can you spot the adhesive in this project?

So, what bonding agent do you see at work on my gift money tree project in the image here? It took a lot of work to cement this gift idea together.

Cement is the "glue" being used. I must admit that I had to use my Thesaurus to come up with the connection. Hey, I didn't go to college for nothing! Cement Mortar is a glue that is used for a brick wall, a stone patio or a mosaic pot. My area of contribution just got a whole lot bigger! Yes, it takes more than just a glue gun to make the world a secure place.

As you can tell by the photos on this page, I am also a "crafty" person who cannot stand to see a bottle of glue or a bag of cement go to waste.

There are lots of projects that use GLUE! Go, Glue Gun Slinger, Go!

Some of my creations just might stick on you: - Tutorials for these craft projects can be found here on Squidoo! Copy and Paste the url!

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This was an easy (http://crafting.squidoo.com/very-easy-jackolantern-candle-craft-project) decoupage project I made one Halloween.Glue helped to paste these cards together. See the tutorial at http://crafting.squidoo.com/make-greeting-cardsYes, a glue stick was important to make this Disney Memory Book http://crafting.squidoo.com/how-to-make-your-own-disney-autograph-bookThis is the decoupaged custom lampshade I made from an old dictionaryhttp://www.squidoo.com/decorating-lampshades
This was an easy (http://crafting.squidoo.com/very-easy-jackolantern-candle-craft-project) decoupage project I made one Halloween.
This was an easy (http://crafting.squidoo.com/very-easy-jackolantern-candle-craft-project) decoupage project I made one Halloween.
Glue helped to paste these cards together. See the tutorial at http://crafting.squidoo.com/make-greeting-cards
Glue helped to paste these cards together. See the tutorial at http://crafting.squidoo.com/make-greeting-cards
Yes, a glue stick was important to make this Disney Memory Book http://crafting.squidoo.com/how-to-make-your-own-disney-autograph-book
Yes, a glue stick was important to make this Disney Memory Book http://crafting.squidoo.com/how-to-make-your-own-disney-autograph-book
This is the decoupaged custom lampshade I made from an old dictionaryhttp://www.squidoo.com/decorating-lampshades
This is the decoupaged custom lampshade I made from an old dictionary http://www.squidoo.com/decorating-lampshades

Show (or tell) me how you use glue in your life! - Stick it to me!

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      I love my glue stick! And, I love your stick-to-it-ive-ness! Girl Glue Power.

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Love your how-to projects - you're a fabulous choice for the Glue Gun Slinger Contributor, Mickie! Congratulations on your new role.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice lens. Congratulations for new niche on the contributors program. There's always a place for glue in every home. Thanks for sharing some great ideas.

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      Mickie Goad 3 years ago

      @favored: please share them with me!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I use my glue gun in almost every craft I make. Hopefully I'll have a few more finished soon.

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      MariaMontgomery 3 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      Thanks so much for your recent help in repairing two of my books. I can't wait to try my hand at doing it myself. I'll let you know how successful I am (or am not). The only lens I have at this time that uses any adhesive is https://hubpages.com/art/create-a-country-french-f... Thanks for being willing to have html in your comments, and for promoting these lenses.

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      Mickie Goad 3 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: Thank you. I hope I can corral some new glue articles and form a few bonds with new lensmasters.

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      Rose Jones 3 years ago

      This is really cute and clever and I know you will be the perfect representative!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      I would be lost without my glue and glue gun! I already know you will make the perfect Glue-Gun Slinger Contributor on Squidoo!