From the leaders in hot melt adhesive innovation……we have introduced the Thumb Gun! Available at Joann’s, Amazon, and limited Walmart USA stores. Uses mini size glue sticks and is ideal for quick projects and crafts.
Hot Glue Gummy Bears
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!
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!
Hot Glue Icicle Lights
I have another original “glue as a medium” project for you all! Just like our ghost lights, you can make these festive icicle lights quickly and easily with your AdTech hot glue gun, AdTech’s clear, non-yellowing hot glue sticks, and LED lights.
Hot Glue Ghost Lights
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. Continue reading “Hot Glue Ghost Lights”
Swirly Twirly No-Sew Yarn Coasters
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.
Geodes Made From AdTech® Hot Glue Sticks
Learn how to make your own inexpensive, lightweight geodes out of hot glue sticks!
Crystals and geodes are all the rage right now. Since we did our crystal post a couple of months ago, it only made sense to make geodes too!
Hot Glue Jewelry Using Glass Dishes as Molds
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
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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Batik-Style T-Shirt Using a Hot Glue Stencil and Bleach Spray
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?
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
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. Continue reading “Book of Love Chocolate Valentines! Easy DIY”
DIY Rock Candy Necklace from Hot Glue!
Would you believe this is made from hot glue, a toothpick, and a bead… and that’s it?
If you’re looking for a “sweet” project (guilt-free) to do with friends this Valentine’s Day, look no further!
DIY Hot Glue Sea Glass Earrings! #thisishotglue
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! Continue reading “DIY Hot Glue Sea Glass Earrings! #thisishotglue”
One Last-Minute Giftwrap Trick for a Trés Chic Look
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. Continue reading “One Last-Minute Giftwrap Trick for a Trés Chic Look”