If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you can’t believe the that I’m a DIY blogger that doesn’t use a glue gun. I have a Cricut Explore that cuts a TON of different materials, but I don’t use a glue gun on any of them? I know it sounds crazy. Totally nuts. Yes, I have used a glue gun, but I rarely use one anymore. Why, you ask? Let me tell you!
Can any of you honestly tell me you like using one?! I burn myself every. single. time. I use one. Maybe I’m just not patient enough.. lol. But if I wait until the glue isn’t hot, then its dry and I have to peel it off, taking my work surface with it. Can’t win. And then there’s the glue strings… ugh. How can you possibly get a DIY project to look good with those strings? And the clumps? It’s impossible to flatten the glue before it dries, and then I end up with lumps and clumps all over my project… I’m too much of a perfectionist to work with a glue gun!
So I have a glue stash. A few different glues that I use for EVERYTHING from crafts with my daughters, to DIYs with my Cricut Explore, to woodworking. And I promise that NONE of these glues burn you, leave clumps, or strings!
So here’s what I use instead:
[in alphabetical order]
Buttons – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue <– Still dries super fast!
Ceramics – Two part epoxy
Copper – Two part epoxy
Cork – Power-Tac <– Super string and still dries really fast!
Craft Metal – Power-Tac
Denim – Fabri-Tac
Embellishments (Rhinestones, glitter, pearls, etc.) – Gem-Tac
Fabric – Fabri-Tac
Fur (faux) – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Felt – Fabri-Tac
Jute string – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Lace – Fabri-Tac
Leather – Power-Tac (I used to use E6000, but this stuff doesn’t smell)
Leather (faux) –3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Paper (tissue paper, cardstock, regular) – Any glue stick, or Mod Podge for decoupage
Pipe cleaners –3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Plastic –Two part epoxy
Pom poms –3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Raffia – Spray Adhesive (on surface)
Rope – PL Premium
Tissue Paper – Spray Adhesive
Twine – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Vellum – Spray Adhesive
Wire (floral) – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Wood – Wood glue
If you think of something that should be on the list, let me know! I’d love to update it!
My Cricut Explore lets me cut and experiment with a TON of different materials! This week I did a Faux Leather Woodgrain project on the Cricut Blog, which was a brand new material for me! Can you guess what glue I used? Spoiler… it wasn’t a glue gun!
See my new Faux Wood Home Sign here:
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