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Glue as a Medium

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…

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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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

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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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Glue Stick Crystal Necklace – Who Knew?

DIY Crystal Necklace Made of Hot Glue! | The Studio Blog at Adhesive Technologies

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!

AdTech glue sticks are perfect for this because AdTech’s claim-to-fame is having the clearest glue sticks in the world. They don’t have that yellow undertone that a lot of generic sticks have, so when the “crystals” are complete, they have a pure, clear sheen. Also, they won’t turn yellow over time; they’ll stay clear. They’re just beautiful!

DIY Carved AdTech Hot Glue Stick Crystal Necklace

All right, let’s get down to how to make your own hot glue crystal necklace. They take less than 30 minutes! Read more…