Hot Glue Ghost Lights

Grab your AdTech glue gun and make these adorable Halloween ghosts lights! Visit the AdTech blog to learn how to make your own hot glue stick ghost lights - plus many more amazing projects! #hotglue #gluegun #gluesticks #halloweencrafts #halloween #ghosts #adtech #thisishotglue #thestudio

Here’s another fun and unique craft project using hot glue as a medium. I hope you enjoy these spooky ghost lights! They are cheap and easy to make for Halloween. You can use string lights for decor, or even put little ghosts around a light-up necklace. Just make sure the lights are LED. They don’t heat up like the traditional incandescent lights do.  Read more…

Swirly Twirly No-Sew Yarn Coasters

Make fun swirly coasters with scrap yarn, felt and AdTech hot glue.

I have a collection of rings. I wish I could say that they were the type I wear on my fingers. Nope. They are on my furniture. (I have teenage boys.)

TIME FOR COASTERS.

Those of you that follow our blog know that I like really simple, inexpensive (cheap!) projects that just about anyone can do – BUT the project has to look like a million bucks when it’s done.

Mission accomplished! These coasters are made out of the simplest of materials, but they don’t look like it. These would even make wonderful gifts as a set.

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Hot Glue Jewelry Using Glass Dishes as Molds

Make hot glue jewelry using old glass dishes as a mold.

I love all things vintage. My boyfriend and I are both “pickers” in our spare time, and you can find us at a random antique mall, thrift store or flea market pretty much every weekend. We love “treasure hunting”, and my boyfriend has a gift for turning (what some consider) trash into cash!

While out and about, I am always drawn to the pressed glass I come across. It’s so beautiful, and not many people collect it or use it anymore. I shudder to think of how much of it ends up in the garbage.

In my latest experiment with hot glue, I decided to try my hand at making hot glue impressions from glass. It’s incredibly simple, and the result is gorgeous. Read on to learn how to make this simple project with your handy glue gun!

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Colorful Spring Tree – featuring AdTech® Hot Glue and Crafter’s Tape

Usher in spring with this cute DIY! Make this Spring Tree using the AdTech® Crafter's Gift Pack, scrapbook paper and twigs. #hotglue #glue gun #scrapbooking #paperarts #eastercraft #springcraft #springdecor #diy

Hi Everyone! Chris here. I’ve got another easy and super-inexpensive project for you. Let’s usher in spring with this Colorful Spring Tree!

I happened upon a similar project over at Everyday Mom Ideas, and was inspired to create a new version using our AdTech® Crafter’s Gift Pack (available at Amazon and other retailers, and contains our Project Pro Glue Gun, MultiTemp Glue Sticks and Permanent Crafter’s Tape). Besides those items, all you need is some scrapbook paper and one or more small tree branches.

The original project called for wiring the leaves onto the branches. I decided to up the simplicity factor with hot glue. Worked like a charm!

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Bleached Shamrock Shirt Stenciled with Hot Glue

Yes, I know I just posted a similar project earlier this week, but with St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching I thought I’d throw this one out there!

The instructions are the same as the flower shirt (click here for that post), except that you want to make a shamrock shape out of hot glue instead.

Read on for instructions on how to make this awesome shirt for yourself, or your favorite leprechaun!

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Bleached, Hot Glue Stenciled Batik-Effect Shirt

Posted in Glue as a Medium

Hot Glue + Bleach = Super Cute Wearables!!

Something about t-shirt projects remind me of spring. I guess that’s because I live in New England, and most of us break out the short sleeves starting in March – wearing a hoodie or sweater over it most of the time. (New England weather is cray!)

This project is really fun and doesn’t require a crazy amount of skill. The result is a pretty batik-style design that is very forgiving to the not-so-crafty-crafter. 😉

So, let’s usher in spring with this adorable, wearable project! Grab your AdTech glue gun and read on…

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Hot Glue Stick Crystal Necklace – Who Knew?

Make realistic, beautiful crystals! You can make these amazing crystal pendant necklaces by carving AdTech hot glue sticks. AdTech's glue sticks are clear and non-yellowing. Check out this fun hot glue hack!

One of my favorite statement jewelry pieces is a crystal necklace, made by my good friend, Jessica. I get a lot of comments on it, likely because it combines three very unique elements: a crystal, a bullet casing, and a Day of the Dead skull bead.

For a while, I thought it would be cool to make some necklaces like this on my own… until I discovered that buying nice-looking crystals (cough, ones that didn’t look like they were made of plastic) could cost $10 a pop domestically. Yikes.

Then Chris pointed out that glue sticks look an awful lot like uncarved crystals. Light bulb moment! Suddenly she was taking Multi-Temp sticks and cutting the ends off to make faux “crystals” that looked like the real deal!

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Book of Love Chocolate Valentines! Easy DIY

Chocolate Valentine's Day "Book of Love" | Easy DIY | The Studio Blog

Looking for a Valentine project that’s simple to complete (even in bulk) that doesn’t require baking or buying chintzy, over-priced, mass-produced cards?

Good, because we’ve got one for you!

These adorable little “book of love” chocolate valentines are easy to make in any quantity. You can cut the paper pieces assembly-line style, print this book of love template or make a design of your own, and even snack on chocolate as you go. It’s really the perfect project. Read more…

DIY Hot Glue Sea Glass Earrings! #thisishotglue

Make Your Own Hot Glue Sea Glass | The AdTech Studio Blog | Adhesive Technologies

Christmastime was our last post, can you believe it? Things have been crazy here at the Studio, between adding and integrating a new member to our team, to renovating our work space, to flying to Phoenix to host one of the most popular booths at #Creativation. We could not be more excited or thankful!

Now it’s time to get back on track, though, and we’ve got some AMAZING project ideas coming to you in the coming weeks! Kicking things off? Sea glass… made from hot glue.

That’s right. There are so many applications for this, my mind almost bursts. I remember being a kid and trying to find sea glass and sand dollars along the beach (I grew up near the coast), and some days I had awesome hauls, but most days were a bust. Imagine not only being able to make your own “sea glass,” but being able to make it into whatever shape you want. The possibilities are endless! Read more…

One Last-Minute Giftwrap Trick for a Trés Chic Look

Last-Minute Wrapping Trick | The Studio at AdTech

Less than a week until Christmas! Are your gifts wrapped?

Mine haven’t even all arrived yet… I’ll probably be doing half my wrapping on Christmas Eve. Luckily I’ve had some experience making even last-second wrapping—once or twice using leftover papers I rummaged out of the closet!look like I planned way ahead.

Here is one trick for making your giftwrapping look top of the line this year. Read more…

Last Giveaway in December!

Artist's Stocking GIVEAWAY! | The Studio Blog at AdTech

Guys, we are officially ten days away from Christmas! Have you gotten all your shopping done yet?

I confess… I have not. (And thank heavens for Amazon Prime because I am down to the wire and I have a very large family!) If you haven’t gotten all your shopping done yet, you might be excited to know that we have one last giveaway going on in December, starting today, and whether you want the prize for you or a loved one, we are going to try to get it shipped to the winner in time for Christmas. Are you ready? Read more…

GIVEAWAY #2!

Scrapbook Stocking GIVEAWAY! | The Studio Blog | Enter by December 15!

Time for another #giveaway!

Congrats to the winner of our first giveaway, Kayna! She’s a Rodan and Fields rep who has been hustling all year, and we are excited that she got our Seamstress’s Dream stocking as a little something for herself. She deserves it!

Our next giveaway is the Scrapbooker’s Delight stocking. This one is awesome! I was never much one for sewing, but I’ve scrapbooked for years and I can attest that this stocking is full, full, full of products and tools that any scrapbooker will love.

Here is what one lucky winner will receive: Read more…