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Hot Glue Gummy Bears

Hot Glue Gummy Bears - Make these cute little gummy bear charms out of AdTech hot glue and a silicone mold! Visit the AdTech blog to learn how to make hot glue gummies and much more. Great craft project for older kids and teens. Listen to the Gummy Bear Song while you craft! #hotglue #gluegun #gluesticks #adtech #thisishotglue #thestudio #kidscraft #kidcraft #gummybears #gummybearsong #gummybearcharms #gummybearnecklace

Let’s face it. GUMMY BEARS MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY. I recently had the honor of designing our “Make and Takes” again at the Creativation Expo in Phoenix, Arizona. When people came to our booth and saw we were making gummy bears out of hot glue, they couldn’t wait to sit down and give it a go! Our booth was hopping for sure!

AdTech Booth Creativation 2019

Creativation also gave us a chance to show off our new Drip-Less™ Glue Gun – which won a NEW PRODUCT AWARD! Whoop, whoop! To learn more about our amazing new Drip-Less™ line of glue guns – and learn how to make my adorable little gummy bear project, read on!

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February 6, 2019
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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…

October 23, 2018
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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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June 27, 2018
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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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March 9, 2018
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Batik-Style T-Shirt Using a Hot Glue Stencil and Bleach Spray

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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March 6, 2018
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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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February 14, 2018
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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…

February 1, 2018
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